Time to plan for harvest parties and family reunions...
There are a million pumpkin recipes floating about, but as my husband is one of "those people" (despises pumpkin) , I have exercised a modicum of restraint... but for a traditional fall-feel, I did pull together a small harvest-themed recipe round-up... some of which include pumpkin.
These recipes vary in complexity... but all will tantalize your taste-buds! For fun, try my Harvest Spice recipe in place of store-bought pumpkin spice - it is sure to be a hit! Happy harvesting!
NOTHING WARMS YOUR HEART LIKE A TASTY SPICE BLEND...
A slight chill teases the morning air, fall harvest is in full swing, and family gatherings are just around the corner. Whether cooking for yourself, or for a crowd, putting your own special touch on a traditional spice blend can be surprisingly gratifying!
"RunAmok Mama's Harvest Spice" replaces store-bought "pumpkin spice", melding fresh, deep, comforting fall flavors and taking your favorite baked goods and savory dishes to that next-level-deliciousness. Pumpkin, apple, and peach pies will entice! Cobblers, crisps, crumbs, cookies, muffins and tarts will tantalize! Spiced shrinkers, sippers, coffee and tea will warm tummies and soothe souls...
This base recipe can be easily tweaked to please individual taste buds. Some may prefer more allspice, others less nutmeg, others may omit cloves. Have fun and experiment! Anticipate this new season, play with your recipes... and ENJOY!
Measure all spices into a clean container, place lid on tightly, then shake until spices are thoroughly mixed. Use in place of "pumpkin" spice. *I prefer storing in a glass jar, in a cool, dark cupboard.
Precision-run households may find my title, "RunAmok Mama" to feel a tad alarming, so I'd like to offer a quick assurance that my life is more an exercise of controlled chaos than sheer pandemonium!