Sunday, November 8, 2015

Autumn In A Jiffy

 It's almost Thanksgiving, the leaves have turned beautiful colors and have mostly gone. This is my favorite time of year to make so many goodies and comfort foods. What better cookbook to share with you than Autumn In A Jiffy, from Gooseberry Patch! Fast, easy and delicious recipes, can it get any better?

Our family, especially our daughter, enjoys munchies that we can take on the go. We typically take a weekend and go for a fall ride through our area and take in all the beautiful fall colors, and that requires some snacks.

Fall Delight
submitted by: Jo Ann Belovitch of Stratford, CT
1 cup candy-coated chocolates
1 cup candy corn
1 cup cashews
1 cup raisins
Toss together all ingredients in a serving bowl; serve. Makes 4 cups.

And it just isn't fall if you don't have something pumpkin-y. I love pumpkin anything, and if you top it with cream cheese frosting, that makes it unbelievable! I made this recipe, with the intention of sharing with the gals at work, but...I don't know how it disappeared at  home so quickly!
Mom's Pumpkin Brownies
submitted by: Linda Renderer of Ocala, FL
4 eggs, room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, melted and slightly cooled
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1-1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 tsp. cinnamon
Garnish: vanilla or cream cheese frosting
In a large bowl, beat eggs well with an electric mixer on medium speed. Beat in sugar, butter, pumpkin and vanilla on medium speed. Add flour and spices; beat on low speed. Spread batter in a lightly greased 9x9 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. Cool; frost as desired and cut into squares. Makes 8 to 10.

And finally, I chose something that is great for a lunch in a pinch. It's a favorite with kiddos!
Peppy Pizza Mac & Cheese
submitted by: Sharon Haddock of Klamath Falls, OR
7-1/4 oz. pkg. macaroni & cheese mix
8-oz. can pizza sauce
30-40 pepperoni slices
1/2 cup shredded Monterey Jack cheese
1/2 cup shredded Cheddar cheese
Prepare macaroni & cheese mix according to package directions. Spread in a 13x9 inch baking pan coated with non-stick vegetable spray. Spread with pizza sauce; arrange pepperoni slices on top and sprinkle with cheeses. Bake, uncovered, at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes, until lightly golden and cheese is melted. Let stand for 5 minutes before serving. Makes 4 servings.
For all those who love comfort foods and sweet, pumpkin-y goodies this time of year, I have 2 Autumn In A Jiffy
cookbooks to give away!!
Comment here on this blog post. Tell me what is your favorite dish/dessert on your family's Thanksgiving table? My favorite has to be Sweet Potato casserole, topped with marshmallows.
I will draw the two winners on Black Friday,  
November 27th, at 6 p.m.
Please be sure you leave an email so that I am able to contact you. I will email the winner, and I will need to hear back by
 Sunday, November 29.
Good Luck!!!

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