Pumpkin Pancakes

  •  2 1/2 cups pancake mix (we use Buckwheat) 
  • 3 Tbs brown sugar
  •  2 1/2 tsp pumpkin pie spice 
  • 1 egg 
  • 1 3/4 cup milk (we use almond milk) 
  • 2 Tbs oil (we use extra virgin olive oil) 
  • 2 Tbs vinegar 
  • 1 cup pumpkin 
  • chocolate chips (optional)   
~Mix all ingredients together
~Cook on a griddle or a large pan on the stove 
**This recipe makes 18 thick, medium size pancakes.
We added chocolate chips to the last 6 we made :)

    Pumpkin Puppy Chow
Three ingredients and so easy!
  • 9 cups of rice chex
  • 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar
  • 1 bag of pumpkin spice Hershey Kisses (I found them at Wal-Mart)
~Put the 1 1/2 cups of powdered sugar into a gallon size baggie.
~Dump the 9 cups of cereal into a large bowl.
~Using the boiler method (I don't own a boiler pot so I put some water in a regular pot and placed a metal bowl on top) melt the Hershey Kisses.
~Once they are melted, pour over the cereal and mix until all the cereal is covered. ( I didn't think it was enough to cover all that cereal but I promise if you keep mixing, it will be enough.)
~After the cereal is covered, pour it into the baggie that your sugar is in. 
~Seal it and hand it over to your kids to mix up. Mine loved shaking the bag and getting the sugar all over the cereal.
The Kisses melting in my "boiler pot"
Mixing the melted Kisses into the cereal
 Spaghetti Casserole
This is a great make and take casserole.  Everyone I have made it for has asked for the recipe so I thought I'd share it with you!

-1 large bag of egg noodles
-1 jar of spaghetti sauce or make your own
-1 lb of ground beef (optional)
-1 (8oz) package of cream cheese
-1 large sour cream
-12oz of shredded mozzarella cheese
-12 oz of shredded cheddar cheese

~Cook noodles, drain and set aside
~Brown beef, drain grease
~Add the spaghetti sauce and beef to the cooked noodles and mix together
~Mix the sour cream and cream cheese together, set aside
~Put first layer of noodle mixture, then a layer of the sour cream/cream cheese mixture, followed by a layer of the shredded cheeses
~Repeat layers, ending with the shredded cheeses
~Bake for 30 mintues at 350 degrees
Crockpot Lasagna
very yummy and easy!

-nonstick cooking spray or one Slow Cooker Liner
-1 26oz jar pasta sauce or homemade
-3/4 cup water
-1  15oz carton part-skim ricotta cheese
-1/2 cup shredded carrot or a container of any kind of veggie baby food
-6 regular lasagna noodles
-1 1/2 cups part-skim shredded mozzarella cheese (6oz)

~Coat crockpot with cooking spray or line with Slow Cooker Liner
~In a large microwave bowl, stir together pasta sauce & water. Cover with wax paper and microwave on high for about 3 minutes.
~ In a medium bowl, stir together the ricotta cheese and carrots or baby food; set aside.
~ Spoon 1/2 cup of the sauce mixture in the bottom of the crockpot.
~Break half of the noodles & arrange over the sauce. Spoon half of the ricotta mixture over the noodles.  Continue layering in the following order:  1/2 cup mozzarella, 1/2 of the remaining sauce, remaining noodles (breaking them to fit), the remaining ricotta mixture, 1/2 cup mozzarella, the rest of the sauce, and the rest of the mozzarella.
~Put lid on and cook on low heat for about 3 hours...until the noodles are tender.
~Makes 6 servings

**I also like to add a pound of cooked, lean ground beef or fresh spinach to make this dish even yummier!
(Recipe adapted from Parents Magazine)

 Memaw's Spaghetti Sauce
You gotta try this!

-2 tbsp olive oil 
-1 clove minced garlic
-1/2 cup chopped onion
-10 1/2 oz can of tomato soup
-2  6oz cans of tomato paste
-1/2 cup of coffee
-1 tsp salt
-1/2 tsp oregano
-1/8 tsp pepper 
-8 oz. mushrooms (if desired)

~Heat olive oil in a large skillet
~Add garlic & onion, cook until lightly brown
~Add ground beef, breaking into small pieces & cook over medium heat
~Stir in tomato soup, tomato paste, coffee beverage, salt, oregano, & pepper 
~Simmer uncovered over very low heat, stirring occasionally

 Low Calorie Treat
I love this yummy 90 calorie treat and its so easy to make. 

-1 chocolate graham cracker
-2 tbsp of fat free cool whip

~Break graham cracker in half
~Put cool whip on bottom cracker
~Put other half to cracker on top to make a sandwich
~Stick in freezer for an hour
~Enjoy a 90 calorie icecream sandwich
I don't even like Cool Whip but I LOVE these!!

Gigi's Pumpkin Muffins

-1/2 cup of water
-2 eggs
-1 cup pumpkin
-3/4 tsp cloves (I add a little extra)
-1 1/2 cups sugar
-3/4 tsp cinnamon (I add a little extra of this too)
-1/2 tsp salt
-1/3 cup of oil
-1 3/4 cups of flour
-1 1/2 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp baking soda

~In a large bowl, beat eggs; add pumpkin, sugar, cloves, cinnamon & salt
~Add oil & mix well
~Sift together baking soda, baking powder, & flour
~Add dry ingredients to the pumpkin mixture & stir well
~Add water & mix well
~Fill muffin papers 2/3 full.
~Bake at 400 degrees for about 12-15 minutes.
~Makes 18 large or 24 small muffins

 Making pumpkin muffins 

Derby Pie
(This has been a favorite in my family for as long as I can remember.  I love to give them as Christmas gifts to neighbors, teachers & friends.)


-2 eggs, slightly beaten
-1 stick butter, melted
-1 cup English walnuts, chopped
-1 cup chocolate chips
-1 cup sugar
-1/2 cup flour
-1 tsp vanilla
-1 (9in.) pie shell, unbaked

~Combine all ingredients
~Mix well
~Spread into pie shell
~Bake for 30 minutes at 350 degrees
~Delicious right out of the oven or refrigerated
~Add a scoop of vanilla icecream for an extra yummy treat

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