The First Annual SKRS Pumpkin and Pork was a success! The neighbors treated us to smoked pork and baked potatoes, and then, we carved pumpkins!!! I should have snapped a picture of the pork, but I didn’t. I was too busy inhaling it. (Thanx Matt and Kelly!)
Who gave Schaef a knife?!
Also, working hard. Just not with power tools. Or following a pattern.
The final product! Look how talented my friends are! I'm not even going to tell you what pumpkin belongs to who, but I will tell you that I tried to carve a sock monkey into my pumpkin.
With Halloween just around the corner, I had to make just one more Halloween dessert! I was perusing World Market a few weeks ago and came across a packaged product just like these Rice Krispy Treat Eye Balls. <<Insert FAIL here>> How in the world do you roll RK treats into balls? I don’t understand. Epic fail. So… those balls turned into just clumps of RK treats, covered in white bark and drizzled with frosting. Also, I needed more mallow. My RK treats are heavy on butter.
My mom had sent me a photo with some super cute Spooky Brownies! I renamed mine Scary Mallow Brownie Monsters! It’s a giant mallow on top of a brownie, smothered in frosting. Cute huh?!
Scary Mallow Brownie Monsters
True Story: I was taking the monster’s photo in the kitchen, with bad photo lighting, so I had no other choice than to edit in Photoshop. Note: the monsters look much scarier in the edited photo 🙂
Be careful, the monsters will get you! Rar!
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Hello! Fall is in full swing; and I’ve been doing lots of baking to prove it!
I came across Two Ingredient Pumpkin Cake and Easy Pumpkin Muffins on AllRecipes and fell in love. The first recipe calls for a spice cake mix and a can of pumpkin cooked in a bunt pan (hereinafter referred to as “butt” pan). The second calls for a white cake mix, spices and pumpkin cooked in a muffin pan. Here is what I did:
Gigi's Super Awesome Easy Pumpkin Butt Cake
- 1 box of plain cake mix
- 1 tsp cinnamon
- 1/2 tsp nutmeg
- 1/4 tsp cloves
- 1 can of pumpkin
Preheat the oven to 350. Mix all ingredients together until smooth. Batter will be thicker than your “normal” cake batter, but should be thinner than say, pizza dough. Thick is ok! I was nervous about it at first, and I thought my mom was going to sneak a couple of eggs in 🙂 but I followed the recipe and left it as is. I evenly dispensed the cake into the butt pan. Cook the cake for 25-30 minutes, I *think* it took close to 30, and I probly could have left it in for another minute. As soon as I took it out, I spread some orange frosting on top and let it drip over the sides.
I cut into the cake at work the next day and was a little nervous. This is a new recipe! Should I really be trying it out at work?! But all was well 🙂 It should have been a good indicator when my whole car smelled like delicious pumpkin! Despite the thick batter, the cake was very moist. Also FULL of flavor. I think this would make a GREAT breakfast cake, for holidays or just any day!
Last week I wanted mini cupcakes and had some leftover frosting to use. I didn’t mix the frosting to make one color, but rather let it stay marbley. The results were great. Some had chocolate frosting, and some had coconut on top!