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Are You A Pumpkin Lover?

Pumpkin or No Pumpkin?

Fall is here so that means colder weather, leaves changing, holiday preparations and everything pumpkin. So how do you feel about pumpkin flavored items? We’ve got four great pumpkin flavored items with Tastefully Simple to fall/winter season.

Pumpkin Pie Latte Mix 

  • Just add milk to the mix.

Autumn Apple Pumpkin Cheese Ball Mix

  • Just add cream cheese. Comes with 2 packets.

Pumpkin Bread and Maple Glaze Mix

  • Just add butter, water and bake.

Pumpkin Caramel Sauce

  • It’s an open and pour item. Tastes great on ice cream, or use cheese ball mix to make a cheesecake, then drizzle on top.

Be sure to tell me what are some of your favorite pumpkin inspired treats this fall?

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Taste Test Tuesday: Harry and David Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix

Happy Tuesday and thanks for stopping by the kitchen today. We hope your week is starting off great. Last week we talked about Pumpkin bread and butter. This week it’s more pumpkin for you. Another visit to our local Harry and David store landed us some Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix.



These pancakes were pretty good. You could take the all spice, nutmeg and the ginger in them. All you have to do is add water. We know some people have questions about how flavored pancake mixes really taste, well we can assure you that this one really tastes like Pumpkin Spice.

The bag says it makes 18 pancakes, but as you can see we made our pancakes pretty big. So instead 18 we made 8 large ones. Next time we’ll try for regular size pancakes and we are thinking of adding walnuts or pecans to the batter, and cream cheese butter on top.

To finish off breakfast we added some fluffy cheese eggs to the plate. You can’t go wrong with these fluffy pancakes, and they even taste good if you have to reheat them.

Kids love them too. That’s my pumpkin (my nephew, Antonio) enjoying his Harry and David Pumpkin Spiced pancakes.

Check your local Harry and David stores for this pancake mix. Unfortunately it is not located on their website just yet. It’s $6.95 for a 13oz. bag or 2 for $12.


Taste Test Tuesday: Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Bread with Pecan Pumpkin Butter

Happy Tuesday Everyone! We’re so glad you decided to stop by and visit with us today. We took a trip to William-Sonoma to see what they had in store for the holidays. We were having a craving for pumpkins. While in the store we found Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Bread with a Pecan Pumpkin Butter.

Williams-Sonoma Spiced Pecan Pumpkin Quick Bread Mix

You can get them separately for $11.95 each or together as a set for $21.00. All you add is two eggs, a melted stick of butter and water to the mix, stir, then bake. Our kitchen smelled amazing during the hour it was in the oven. Imagine trying to take bread out the oven with two other adults and a toddler staring at you wanting to savor the spiced pumpkin goodness.

Once we got it out the oven and let it cool for a minute, everyone dug in. You can taste the crunchy pecans, cinnamon, nutmeg and just a hint of ginger. Add on some of the Pecan Pumpkin butter and it was heavenly. A smooth texture with a little crunch of the pecans, we tried it on biscuits, toast, bagels, french toast (pumpkin bread) and even added on sugar cookies.

This was definitely a snack that we enjoyed . The bread and butter each come with additional recipes of items you can try with them. If you do not have a William-Sonoma store in your area you can order these items and more from their website. Just click the button on the sidebar of our blog.

As always we thank you for stopping by the kitchen today. If you have a product or something you would like us to try on Taste Test Tuesday please feel free to contact us. We love to eat!!