Posts Tagged ‘pumpkin spice’

Great Pumpkin Search 2017: Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

Target is my go-to store for Pumpkin Spice flavored treats. Every year they have exclusive treats and offer a few of their own brands.

This post is all about Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Pretzels.

 

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Archer Farms Pumpkin Spice Pretzels

 

These are naturally flavored pretzels coated in pumpkin spice chocolate.

 

I’m not usually a fan of salty and sweet but these are so good! Even my toddler loves them.

The salty pretzel really makes the chocolate coating shine. Pumpkin spice adds a nice fall touch to these treats. A few go a long way for me. If you can find them I definitely recommend these pretzels.

 

What pumpkin inspired treats have you found this season? Feel free to share in the comments.

 

Stay tuned for more pumpkin treats!

Until Next Time

Great Pumpkin Search 2016 – Pumpkin Mochi Cake Recipe

I love trying my hand at international recipes, especially when it comes to desert and pumpkin.

 

There are a lot of pumpkin mochi cake reciepes out there. I created this recipe from combining a Butter Mochi Cake recipe I loved with a pumpkin mochi cake recipe. The flavors are Hawaiian and Japanese inspired. I wanted something that would be more cake consitency than gummy mochi consitency. This managed to have a nice cake density with a  slight chew. The flavors are perfect for fall.

 

Hope you enjoy.

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Pumpkin Mochi Cake

Pumpkin Mochi Cake

Ingredients:

• 1 Box Mochiko (16oz) sweet glutinous rice flour*

• 1 1/2 Cups sugar (can use half white and half brown for flavor)**

• 1 TBS baking powder

• 1/2 Cup (1 stick) Butter, melted

• 5 Eggs beaten

• 2 tsp vanilla

• 1 can Coconut Milk (I used full fat)

• 1 can (29 oz) Pumpkin Puree (or one small pie pumpkin, which is what I used)

• 3 tsp Pumpkin Pie Spice+ 1 tsp Cinnamon (or to taste)

 

Directions:

1). Melt butter and cool slightly. In large bowl combine butter and sugar until blended. Stir in eggs and vanilla. Add pumpkin and milk until smooth.

2). In a separate bowl, combine Mochiko, baking powder, and spices

3). Add dry ingredients to wet and combine until batter is smooth. Pour into well greased or parchment lined 9″x13″ pan.

4). Bake 375°F for 1 hour, until toothpick comes out clean.

5). Cool completely (about 3 hours) and cut into squares

 

Storing and Re-heating:

Can be eaten room temp or cold. Store in refrigerator wrapped in plastic and foil. You can warm cut pieces in foil in the oven at 350-375°F for 10-15 minutes. I personally like that just out of the oven taste, so this is how I like to eat them. Make sure to remove plastic wrap and re-wrap the pieces in foil before warming in oven. If you’re using microwave safe plastic wrap, you can also pop the plastic wrap pieces into the microwave until heated through, a few seconds at a time. It’s also fine to eat cold from the fridge if you like.

 

*Mochiko is gluten free, but it is a specialty rice flour that you can usually find in Asian supermarkets or online. Regular rice flour will not work in this recipe.

**I used Demerara sugar that tastes like an in-between white/brown so I didn’t mix anything with it

 

Please share your experience if you try the recipe or have your own version. I’m curious how others like pumpkin mochi dishes.

 

Until Next Time

Great Pumpkin Search 2016: Treats and Eats

In this post you’ll find a review on Culver’s Salted Caramel Pumpkin Concrete Mixer, First Watch’s Pumpkin Pie Porridge Breakfast, and Little Debbie Pumpkin Spice Roll.

 

A week ago I drove through our new Culvers for some comfort food after a rough day and saw a sign for Pumpkin Concrete Mixers.

I had to go big and get the Salted Caramel Pumpkin Concrete Mixer.

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Culver’s Salted Caramel Pumpkin Concrete Mixer – Slurpable Pumpkin Pie

My thoughts: Slurpable Pumpkin Pie.

While I saw the caramel swirled on top, I didn’t really taste it or get any big gobs of caramel stuck in the straw, and I definitely did not detect any salt. I have a feeling it was really well blended. It was delicious all the same, very rich and creamy. It tasted like real pumpkin pie, with a beautiful blend of spices. I would absolutely get this again. Read the rest of this entry »

Great Pumpkin Search 2015: In the Kitchen

It’s the week before Halloween. Many pumpkins are being carved into spooky faces to scare away the monsters that lurk on All Hallows Eve. Here at Creations from the Creative I’m carving up pumpkins to eat.

I’ll share some quick-make pumpkin delights, straight from a store, and two DIY recipe perfect for Halloween.

(Read on for an adult beverage recipe as well as a great rice dish featuring roasted pumpkin).

 

Before I dive into the DIY, I wanted to add a quick review of

Burger King’s Oreo Pumpkin Milkshake.

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Burger King Oreo Pumpkin Milkshake

I couldn’t resist sipping it down before snapping a quick photo. This shake tastes like Oreos with just a hint of pumpkin spice. The Oreo crumbles are the main star in this drink. Pumpkin is just a by-standard, but they make a good pair. I have to admit there was a smoky aftertaste that I’m not sure was intended. I think it might have been the byproduct of the shake being made near the burger broiler.

 

Now, onto the DIY!

First we have Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Muffins from Williams and Sonoma.

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Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread from Williams and Sonoma

 

This is a powder mix that you add eggs, butter, and water to. You can make a pumpkin loaf (cream cheese frosting recipe written on bag). Or make muffins, like I did. Read the rest of this entry »

The Great Pumpkin Search for Coffee

We are continuing our 2015 Great Pumpkin Search with a coffee focus.

Last year Mars gave us Pumpkin Spice M&Ms, which were really good, and made my non-pumpkin loving sister fall in love with pumpkin spice things. This year we have another Target exclusive Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms.

 

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Pumpkin Spice Latte M&Ms

I was a bit skeptical about these. I wasn’t sure how the coffee flavor would translate with chocolate, though I’m a huge mocha fan.

These are pleasant. The slight bitterness of the coffee blends with sweet pumpkin spice and candy coated choclate for a smooth yet spicy treat. It tastes just like the new Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.

 

Which brings me to the next item: Starbucks’ New Pumpkin Spice Latte Read the rest of this entry »