Friday, December 15, 2017

Pumpkin Pie Bombs


This is my copy-cat version I got from delish.com. The hard part is making the crescent roll dough, it takes a long time. However if you just wanted to buy a pre-made one, it would be easy. I also use my homemade pumpkin puree for this recipe and my family like it.

Ingredients
  • 1 tube crescent rolls
  • 1 c. canned pumpkin puree
  • 3 oz. cream cheese, softened to room temperature
  • 1 egg
  • 2/3 c. sugar, divided
  • 3 tsp. pumpkin pie spice, divided
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • pinch of kosher salt
  • 2 tbsp. melted butter
  • 1/2 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp. milk

Directions


  1. Preheat oven to 375 and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
  2. In a large bowl using a hand mixer, mix pumpkin, cream cheese, egg, 1/3 c sugar, 2 tsp pumpkin pie spice and vanilla. Mix until smooth and season with a pinch of salt.
  3. Unroll crescent rolls and pinch the perforations together to create one solid sheet. Cut into 8 squares.
  4. Dollop a rounded tablespoon of pumpkin mixture onto each square. Pinch all corners together and seal to create a ball.
  5. In a small bowl, mix sugar with 1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice. Brush balls with melted butter and roll in the sugar mixture.
  6. Place balls on a baking sheet, leaving about 2” space between each ball. Bake until balls are golden and puffy, about 10-15 minutes.
  7. While the balls are baking, make glaze: in a medium bowl, mix powdered sugar and milk until smooth, adding more powdered sugar or milk for desired consistency. Serve slightly cooled balls with glaze for dipping.

Saturday, November 25, 2017

Our Thanksgiving

We rarely have people (friends or family) come to our house to celebrate a holiday meal. Unless they say they are coming before hand we don't invite them. And when we do invite them they tend to not show up and give us some lame excuse on why they never showed up.


However, this year DH long time friend invited his family to our house. Sure, I'll cook, just make sure you show up, I utter to DH. Which they did, but they had to live early because of his children & ex-wife.


I started preparing for this event on Monday before Thanksgiving.


I had to go back to the grocery store on Wednesday (the day before) because I forgot some key ingredients for some of the dishes. That place was a mad-house. Note to self: get everything early enough to avoid crowds.


We turned the living/dining/kitchen area of my late FIL (in-law suite) into a big dining room. As you can see below. I think we can still fit another table there. 25x15 room, I told DH if we remove the two rooms, we can have a much larger party room @ 25x30. The tables & chairs are some collection of my MIL, accumulated through-out the years. You will be surprise on how much stuff she hoarded.


Cherry pie

Pumpkin Pie

Apple Pie

Cheesecake

What is your Thanksgiving Feast looks like?