Anyway, I've kind of been a cookie-baking fiend lately. Mainly because I found some recipes to try for a wedding (cookie table!). I ended up going with these:
The following three cookies below I baked yesterday with my friend, Beth. She is a fabulous baker and I'm learning all of her secrets (mwahahaha...). Mmm...
|Cinnamon Roll Cookies|
|Chocolate Macadamia Meltaways|
|Peanut Butter Thumbprints|
We also made an Apple Crips (not pictured because it wasn't finished baking) and this soup:
|Summer Squash and Corn Chowder|
I decided I'm going to invest in a Dutch oven, so that I can make all kinds of yummy and healthy soups. We'll see how it goes! I'm pretty excited to try to make more soup recipes.
I also roasted pumpkin seeds for the first time ever... they taste a lot like burnt popcorn. Who knew? Maybe I made them wrong. ;-) I seasoned them with Old Bay, garlic salt, and pepper. Jimmy did not like them, but I don't know if he counts since he doesn't like popcorn. My kiddos at school seemed to like them!
...and here are our carved pumpkins...
|Alissa's Owl Pumpkin and Jimmy's Zerg Pumpkin|
The pumpkins only lasted for a few days before they started caving in on themselves. We decided to ditch them before they made a goopy mess like the ones I carved at school. Decomposing pumpkin is NOT a good smell... especially when it splashes all over you. Trust me. Like I said, Happy November! :-)