Monday, August 26, 2013

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Makes 12-14


3 cups  Flour
1 Tablespoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon ground ginger
½ teaspoon salt
½ teaspoon ground nutmeg
¼ teaspoon ground cloves

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 cup vegetable oil
1 - 15 oz. can of pumpkin
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract


Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Beat together brown sugar, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Add eggs one at time, mixing well after each addition, followed by the vanilla. In a separate bowl, shift together the dry ingredients. Slowly incorporate the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
Using a pastry bag with a round tip, make a  circle of batter, starting from the middle and working outward until the circles are about 2 inches in diameter

Cream Cheese Filling
1 - 8 oz. package of cream cheese, softened
1 stick of unsalted butter, room temperature
1 - 16 oz. package of powdered sugar
 1 tsp vanilla
a pinch of cinnamon (to taste)

Beat together cream cheese and butter. Add powdered sugar, vanilla and cinnamon. Frost flat side of half the pies and top with another piece.

Friday, August 9, 2013

August 9,2013 its Friday

Fridays are suppose to be exciting. I guess. Everyone is always saying TGIF.. But here Friday is just another day. Which is ok, no different than a Monday.

Yesterday was my oldest grandson birthday, he turned 18. I was there when he was born, he took his first steps, kindergarten pictures,, hard to believe 18. I have 10  more coming up behind him. I guess its bitter sweet. His life is what he makes it now,. Love him to pieces.  Ok enough sappy stuff.

It has been raining for most of the day. the humidity was so terrible this morning. Not bad right now.
The gardens are being watered and everything is growing. I just wished I could of gotten it all in a month earlier.  Hoping with all the work we did something comes of it.

Hay season is getting off to a very rough start middle and ending. More rain than sunny days.
2 of the big pigs leave today for a pig roast tomorrow and next week. That will cut down on the grain bill a little bit. The last 3 will get a bigger pen tomorrow, I will open the 2 pens and make it just one., Charlie the pet pig still hangs with the goats. I have a deposit on 5 more that were born a few weeks ago.

Meat birds will go to freezer camp this week also, 20 in the freezer is better than 20 in the pen eating food.
Layers are starting to come back around the heat last month really did a number on the egg production.

Mike and Bob the horses will come home tomorrow from summer fields for a few weeks to allow it to grow back. It will be nice to see them in the big pasture on the hill standing tall.

Tonight will be filled with a lot of baking. 8 dozen donuts for the church fair. Suppose to be an awesome day so farm stand will have goodies on it also.

Got to take my Aunt and Uncle out today and show them our little town today.
Tomorrow is the local church fair, lots of local crafters will be out displaying their wares.
. I do believe it is time for something warm to drink and  getting my hands into some flour of some sort and see what trouble I can get into,

I do hope you have a wonderful weekend

God Bless