Debra bakes up some of her favorite fall treats.
The next day I gathered the rest of my ingredients and baked. First on the agenda was pumpkin cookies. These are not only a favorite of ours, but a favorite of Kyle's: the little boy featured in An Unexpected Blessing. Since we've been working on avoiding 'the whites' as part of a new health plan, I baked the cookies with whole wheat flour instead of white. I think they taste even yummier that way.
Then came pumpkin bread. This was a new recipe I found on line. Again, I substituted whole wheat flour for regular flour and used raw sugar instead of processed white. I'm not saying this makes the bread 'good for us', but we certainly feel a little less guilty eating it.
And, just in case our willpower totally broke down, I cut both recipes in half...only making a couple dozen cookies (an entire batch would be over four dozen) and one loaf of bread (a full recipe makes two). Of course I know there's plenty pumpkin left in the freezer for future batches!
So, although there were no godmothers in sight turning our pumpkins into carriages for a princess to go to the ball, we wound up with lots of yummy pumpkin treats. Which makes it a very happy ending!
Until next time,
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