Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Pumpkin Pie - Me Oh My!

Country Living

Mmmm....can you SMELL this?

Can you almost TASTE it?

Last spring I planted 4 hills of regular pumpkins anticipating the wonderful aroma of pumpkin pie
baking in my oven
this fall.

Unfortunately the bugs took over before I realized what
was happening and the plants died.
Even my mini orange and white pumpkin plants died.

Then one day in late summer I noticed that about
5 mini pumpkin plants were starting to grow on
their own where we had tilled
the ground.

I am so happy!
If all goes well...by the time we get our first frost
these little sweeties should be ready to start
decorating for Thanksgiving.
Oh ya.

But as far as baking pumpkin pie and
freezing some pumpkin puree goes
I'll have to resort to the pumpkin patch.
That's ok though as it's always a good
place for a photo shoot.

So while I wait to buy my pumpkins
I thought these photo's might get
me in the mood for baking.

Oh My.

Country Living

Pumpkin Mousse


Pumpkin Cheesecake

Country Living

Pumpkin cheescake


Frozen Pumpkin Yogurt with Whipped Cream


Pumpkin Mousse Trifle


Pumpkin Bars

Cooking Light

Pumpkin Pie Cake


One more pumpkin pie for good measure.

Well I hope these pictures have put you in a baking mood. If not then you have more self control than I do!

Enjoy your day.

Maura :)


Celestial Charms said...

Maura, you have really put me in the mood for all things pumpkin puree! I love pumpkin pie like there is no tommorow, but to see Country Livings Pumpkin Mousse...I think I've fallen hard for a new Thanksgiving Day dessert. I must find that recipe! ;)
Love your new blog header photos.

GardenofDaisies said...

Maura, do you celebrate Thanksgiving twice? Canadian and American?
All those pumpkin mouse desserts look delicious!!

Catherine said...

Yes i was in the baking mood! your pictures are...very unsual to me, i just know pumpkin pie! i love the cheesecake one!i will have to look for it. Good day! Catherine

The Bear's Blog said...

Hi Miss Maura,

Yep, pumpkin pie is a big hit in this family, except (of course), Mom who doesn't like sweet things,(except us) there is always ONE "pill" in the family.

We froze, well WE didn't, but we helped M puree and bag n freeze pumpkin and now we are all set for Thanksgiving & Christmas.

Those baby pumpkins in your pumpkin patch look nice and healthy. Place take "progress" pictures so we can see them grow. Please?

If you need dessert "tasters" we work for free, giggle. Yummy.

Heaps of Hugs,
Prudence & Sissy

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Pumpkin anything! I told my Mom this a few years ago and she told me that when she was pregnant with me, she craved pumpkin pie--So there you have it, my love for pumpkin came before I was born! :-)))

Anonymous said...

Hi maura, Now i want to go bake a pumpkin pie!! Everything looks so good.Have a great day...Kathy

Anonymous said...

Hi Maura,

Oh my goodness - what gret news that your pumkins grew this year. Thank you for shairng all of the wonderful yummy pumpkin recipes.

I love your Fall baner -the photogrpahs are wonderful.
Have a lovely day.

May said...

Los pasteles y copas de dulce que nos has enseñado, me hacen la boca agua, mmmmm!
La cosecha tiene muy buena pinta.
Besitos,, May

Pondside said...

What a lovely surprise those little pumpkins must have been! I love all things pumpkin!

sophie... said...

What are you doing to me! I L-O-V-E pumpkin so much! Pumpkin anything and everything and look that's what you just showed me....tks Maura!

Sherri said...

Maura, thank you so much for posting all those luscious, yummy recipes for pumpkin everything!! I love pumpkin and I'm always looking for new recipes. Enjoy!

Linda said...

Oh my ! I'm sorry that your pumpkins did not take.. I didn't know that there were bugs that ate pumpkin plants. I'm going to try growing them next year. I made pumpkin cookies with choc chips for our dessert on Thanksgiving monday. Thay were yummy.Got recipe from Bee in my bonnet..

On the Old Dirt Road said...

OH those pumpkin recipes just look devine! I am planning to plant some pumpkins next year. The pumpkins in this area of KS seemed to do okay. I will keep my eyes out for pumpkin bugs next year though. I hope you enter the fall season with great times for you and your family. I so enjoy looking at your page. Its so inspiring.

Bearly Sane said...

Oh Maura I don't know about tasting and smelling, but I sure as hell feel a whole lot of pounds creeping on! LOL!! What a lovely way to begin my day all those delights and a wonderful story to boot...thank you.
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Ess D'Ess Bears
P.S. There's been some changes in the air at my blog too.

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

Ah YES!!! Pumpkin is definitely a "Food of the Gods"!!! Hey, look at it's color, could it be any richer than that!!! NOW, I'm making something Pumpkiny tomorrow... Thank you for all the wonderful EYE CANDY!
Hugs to you,

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

I am your NEWEST FOLLOWER... Love it here and I'm going to be adventuring around. LOVE,LOVE,LOVE all your Furry Family!
I'd LOVE to have you visit me too and MAYBE FOLLOW!!!
Hugs to you, Donna

Shirley said...

Your post today makes me hungry and I just finished supper not very long ago. We are having such beautiful weather in our area. We had the same kind of weather when we were married 47 years ago this next Tuesday. I would take this kind of weather all year round if I could get it, but probably no such luck. I have been doing blog reading tonight instead of embroidering. I needed a change of scenery for a little while. I enjoyed reading your previous post. Have a great day. Your Missouri Friend.

Missouri Gal Nicole said...

Maura, you just ruined my diet! I feel the need to bake a pumpkin pie. I didn't get any pumpkins this year, I'm glad you got some!

Rural Rambler said...

Good Morning Maura! I love all things PUMPKIN! I am addicted to pumpkin bars with a teeny bit of cream cheese frosting and pumpkin bread with burnt butter frosting! Now if I could just find a way for the calories to not find my tummy and hips I would do a Snoopy Happy Dance. Your little pumpkins that surprised you are darling :) Enjoy your day Maura! I'm gonna go get some pumpkin!

Jennifer said...

Hello fellow Kansas resident! I found your blog from Oz girl. Loved all the pumpkin dessert photos. I have never wanted a piece of pumpkin pie so bad in my life! :)

✿ Hélène Flont ✿ said...

Bonjour!! :) thank you for coming to visit my garden. Love your post with the photos from the movie 'the holiday". This will soon be time to seeing this film again ( again and again: This cottage is so adorable) from early snow days
A bientôt.

Wildflower Cabin said...

Oh my! My mouth is watering and I'm craving something pumpkin NOW! :o)

Verde Farm said...

Oh Maura, I so want that pumpkin mousse and your pumpkin pie for sure!!! Love the new blog header and background...so pretty.

Red Gate Farm said...

I'd skip the pie and go straight for one of those cheesecakes, yum!

My pumpkin patch has been very unpredictable this year. Our June was horrible and my patch didn't get off to a good start. Fortunately we haven't had a frost yet and the pumpkins are still growing.


PS I love your new blog header/pictures, it looks fantastic!

wrensnest said...

Oh my goodness, that Pumpkin Mousse looks to die for!

John Gray jgsheffield@hotmail.com said...

after all that I'm off to stuff my face

Melissa @ Sweet Homestead Alabama said...

Oh, yum!!! My favorite! I do soooo love pumpkin pie... I'll have to make one SOON! I hope all is well for you in Kansas. : )

Janean said...

just hand over that pumpkin pie and no one will get hurt! LOL. yum to the max!

Hilary @ Sweet as June said...

I love those sweet little pumpkins of yours! and oh my god! I NEED a piece of pumpkin cheescake NOW!!!!

Brenda Kula said...

Pumpkin is my absolute favorite pie!

Rina ... also Chester or Daisysmum. said...

Hi Maura Just found your blog recently, very nice, I had no idea you could do so much with pumpkins. got to try some. Nice meeting you


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