Our home is filled with the mouth-watering smells of fall… fragrant pumpkin has filled the entire house! But this time, it’s not anything for us. Two very lucky beagles girls will get these special pumpkin treats!
It was my first attempt at healthy homemade dog treats, and these tasty pumpkin snacks turned out perfectly. There’s no doubt they are doggy-approved, so find the easy recipe below.
Homemade Pumpkin Dog Treats
- 2 1/2 cup whole wheat flour
- 2 eggs
- 2/3 cup pure pumpkin puree
- 3 Tbsp crunchy peanut butter (my beagle girls like the crunchy, but smooth works too!)
- 1 Tbsp water
Temps have dropped to the 70s, sunflowers are blooming and there are pumpkin stands on every corner. Fall is here! And that means it’s time for all those ooey gooey delicious pumpkin baking recipes. Here are a few of my faves, plus a bonus pumpkin treat recipe to share with your furry friends.
Delicious Pumpkin Dessert Recipes for Fall:
Pumpkin cinnamon rolls from The Girl Who Ate Everything. Get her recipe >
Pumpkin donuts from King Arthur Flour. Get the recipe >
Gooey butter pumpkin cake from My Sweet Sanity. Get her recipe >
Pumpkin whoopie pies from Dreamy Desserts. Get the recipe >
A meal around our house is not complete without dessert, and dump cakes have always been a favorite in our family. We usually opt for pineapple or cherry, but this time of year the season calls for pumpkin!
Here’s a super easy variation on traditional dump cakes, perfect for the holidays ahead. From start to finish, this pumpkin dump cake recipe takes less than an hour… minimum time and baking skills required!
Easy Pumpkin Dump Cake Recipe
- 1 (29 ounce) can pure pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix, just plain)
- 1 (12 ounce) can evaporated milk
- 3 eggs
- 3/4 cup melted butter
- 1 cup white sugar
- 3 teaspoons cinnamon
- 1 teaspoon nutmeg
- 1 box Betty Crocker SuperMoist yellow cake mix
- 1 cup chopped pecans
- 1 Tablespoon olive oil
I was lucky enough to be selected to participate in the One Hour Cheese blog tour, featuring the delicious (and simple!) homemade cheese recipes of Claudia Lucero from her book, ONE HOUR CHEESE.
I have to admit it was intimidating looking through this book at first since I’d never made cheese, and it sounded like a project with lots of room for error… my error, that is. Since I have a weakness for sweets, the recipe I tried out was the No-Bake Cheese Tartlet (recipe below) which didn’t require any special tools or fancy processes — just several yummy ingredients cleverly mixed and served up together.
Next up I tried the Triple Pepper Hack, which thanks to Lucero’s step-by-step photo instructions, surprisingly turned out to be a breeze. Can’t wait to try out a few more soon!
No-Bake Cheese Tartlet
- 2 Tbs honey or real maple syrup
- 1 cup Fromage Facile
- 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon or nutmeg (optional)
- 1/2 cup roasted and salted almonds
- 1/4 cup juicy medjool dates, pitted (I had a hard time finding these, so I used some Dole-brand pitted California dates. They worked perfectly)
- 1 cup total berries, chopped melon, peaches, and/or plums (I used fresh peaches)
- 1 Tbs orange marmalade or honey (I used honey)
I’ve been trying to bake more and buy fewer processed goodies, so I’ve been baking away to keep the cookie jar full since we seem treats like this seem to disappear quickly in our house. Here’s a cookie recipe I finally mastered, with just enough sweet, just enough healthy, and all-around easy! Hope you enjoy!
Cranberry Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 1/2 teaspoon nutmeg
- 3 cups rolled oats
- 1 cup dried cranberries
- 1/2 cup chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips