Friday, October 05, 2007

Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style

Welcome! I hope you enjoy my recipes! I've had such a hard time narrowing down my list, but I've gotten it down to 2 recipes. We have a ton of apples and pumpkins this time of year around my house. Here are some recipes to help you make the most of what this season has to offer! Once you've gotten my recipes, don't forget to click here to find some more wonderful things to make for the holidays! Oh, and please don't forget to leave me a comment!

Oatmeal Apple Bars
Apple Filling:

Peel, core and chop 3-4 apples. In a medium sauce pan, combine apples, 2 T water, 1 T lemon juice, and 1/2 tsp ground cinnamon. Bring to a boil, and reduce heat. Cover and simmer 8-10 minutes until tender.


1 C Flour

1 C. Rolled Oats

2/3 C packed brown sugar

1/2 tsp baking soda

1/2 C butter

1 recipe apple filling

1. In a medium bowl, combine flour, oats, sugar, and soda. Cut in butter until the mixture resembles course crumbs.

2. Press 1/2 of the mixture in an ungreased, 9x9 pan. Top with apple filling. Sprinkle with remaining mixture.

3. Bake at 350 degrees for 30-35 minutes.

Pumpkin Cobbler

1 large can of pumpkin,

4 eggs, beaten

1 cup sugar

1 tsp salt

3 tsp pumpkin pie spice

13 oz evaporated milk

1 box yellow cake mix

1 Cup butter, melted

2 T brown sugar

1/2 cup chopped walnuts, if desired

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Blend together first 6 ingredients. Pour into greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle cake mix over top. Pour melted butter to completely cover the cake mix. Sprinkle with brown sugar. Top with walnuts. Bake 1 hour and 20 minutes, or until set.


PEA said...

Ooooh both recipes sound so good...apples and pumpkin, two things I have plenty of so I will definitely be trying both recipes!! Thank you so much for sharing these:-) xo

Sandra said...

I'm just in heaven with all the pumpkin recipes :)

Thank you so much, I can't wait to try these :)

Julie said...

The Apple Bars sound so tasty and so easy to vegan-ize! Thanks! :)

Betsy@Thehomeschoolway said...

The pumpkin cobbler is similar to my pumpkin dump cake that I posted on my blog yesterday. It is a good one!

Heidi @ GGIP said...

Is that really a BIG can of pumpkin (the one that makes two pies)?

I really think I might try to pumpkin cobbler. I am from the midwest too (don't live there anymore) so I LOVE recipes made from a cake mix.


lightshines said...

I make the pumpkin cobbler every year for Thanksgiving. Love it! Going to try the apple recipe this weekend. Thanks for sharing.

Antoinette said...

I love anything with apples in it, so I will definitely try the apple bars.
Thanks Melissa!

Overwhelmed! said...

We just went apple picking not long ago so I'm going to give your Oatmeal Apple Bars a try soon! The pumpkin cobbler sounds yummy too. :)

Thanks so much for participating in the 2nd Edition of my Holiday Cooking, Blogger Style recipe exchange! I greatly appreciate it!

Kara said...

These look great. I'm going to try them with my girls this weekend!

Magi said...

These both sound delicious. THanks!

Scrawny Mommy said...

Mmmmm, that sounds VERY good!! I will make some pumpkin bars today!! Also, thanks for visiting my site -- do make the butter crunch; it's the best!

Kristi said...

Hi Melissa! I love your blog! I can't wait to try that apple recipe, too! I love anything like apple cobbler or pie, and your recipe looks really good. Sorry I didn't get to talk to you more at the wedding. It was nice to see you, though! I'll stop by your blog often!