Homemade Pumpkin Honey Butter

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Allow me to rock your world with my homemade pumpkin honey butter:
mix honey
peanut butter
and canned pumpkin (organic is awesome)

spread it on bread (I used challah HOLLA!! from our local Newtown Bakery)….

Wow. So easy and so yummy. You could add cinnamon and nutmeg, too. Wowzers. Share with everyone you know because sharing is caring.

Creamy Tomato Soup & A new blog feature: “Sounds Weird, Tastes Delicious” Recipe: You Add THAT to Soup?!

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So…. I like to experiment when I cook. Sometimes I am so hungry, I don’t even really think about it- I just DO it. (Like Nike, only tastier.)

What I make might sound odd. Even disgusting. But man oh MAN is it delicious!!

I started thinking about it and I thought, “woah! Isn’t odd-sounding-yet-delicious like the definition of gourmet food?”

Answer: no.

The definition of gourmet food is totally different.

In fact gourmet isn’t even the kind of food. It’s the person who eats it.

Usage Note: A gourmet is a person with discriminating taste in food and wine, as is a gourmand. Gourmand can also mean “one who enjoys food in great quantities”

So, voila! I am indeed a gourmand.

Learn something new every day.

Anyway. What I am saying is I love food. I love restaurants haunted by gourmets.

*hee* sounds spooky and yummy.

So. I decided I would share my weird foods. And you should try them and see if you like them as much as my family and friends….

*note: I don’t write specific recipes. I just don’t. If you want to measure stuff out you totally can but I never do. Sorry.

**that’s why I suck at baking by the way….

Creamy Tomato Soup
Today my mom made homemade tomato soup. I stole a ladle or two for my dinner but I mixed in some extras:

•frozen spinach
•turkey burger
•cream cheese
•and oyster crackers
Heat thoroughly.

If that doesn’t sound weird to you, you are my kind of person. It’s the cream cheese that’s the kicker. A couple of dollops and you’ve made your own creamy tomato soup.

Enjoy it!

Pumpkin Cream Cheese with Brown Sugar on Toast: A Fall Breakfast Recipe

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Good morning!
I love making food on days that I don’t have to rush off somewhere. This morning I made toast and as I was boiling water for my tea I decided to whip up my own pumpkin cream cheese spread.

Homemade Pumpkin Cream Cheese:
Mix a little canned pumpkin (I like the organic kind: I empty the whole can into a Tupperware container and add spoonfuls of it to as many things as I can think of)
With some Neufchâtel cheese (less calories than cream cheese but just as delicious, if not MORE so….)
Spread on toast.

Honestly I am pretty slapdash about my cooking so I didn’t blend it perfectly and the beauty of it: you don’t have to! Tastes just as yummy just slapped on the toast.

I sprinkled my toast with brown sugar.... Oooohhh man.

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Optional serving suggestion: with Bolthouse green juice mixed with hot water to make tea, served in the freshly cleaned-out pumpkin can (don’t waste the last dregs!)

*ok, YES, I realize that all sounds weird but don’t knock it till you’ve tried it….

Consume outside on the porch in the sunshine with a side of some light reading for English class: Anton Chekov…. Say “mmmmm” a lot.

What do you add pumpkin to?