Perfect Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Bars

We had our "so-much-food" carry-in at work this week for Thanksgiving!  Our carry-ins are considered a day you 'graze'.  By grazing, I mean we eat ALL DAY LONG. Like cows out to pasture...ya know?  The most exercise you get is walking from buffet table to buffet table. ...more

15 minute Thai pumpkin soup

Welcome to day 4 of Thanksgiving Week! Every day this week I’ll be posting a new healthy Thanksgiving recipe to serve as inspiration for your own Turkey Day feast.  That’s 7 recipes in 7 days!  The week will flow just like a menu, from starters and salads to side dishes and mains....more

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Can you believe Thanksgiving is a week away?!? Where did November go? I figured I better get going on finally baking with pumpkin before the season of pumpkin was history. I had grand plans for what I wanted to make. Would it be pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin coffee cake or pumpkin muffins? Then I came across this really great recipe from Whipperberry for Pumpkin Pound Cake. I thought this would be the perfect cake to make for Thanksgiving for this Southern girl....more

Baked Pumpkin "Doughnuts"

Really, they are mini-muffins, as I don't own doughnut tins. Which works out for me, I'm terrible at getting things into tins neatly, and this is simpler. A friend gave me a "holiday" themed mini-muffin pan, so when I saw this recipe on King Arthur Flour and also on their blog!), I decided it had to be done that way....more

Pumpkin Butter Pecan Poke Cake! It's Insane!

Pumpkin desserts are still rockin' on the blog.  The holidays are just around the bend.  I don't know about you, but I've been sampling 'oh so many' sweets since Mid-March 2014. That's when I started 'The Baking ChocolaTess' blog.  Boy, has time flown by!!  ...more

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Soup [Recipe]

Now that Halloween is over many shops and farmers’ markets have pumpkins available at reduced cost. Despite our penchant for turning them into jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkins actually make for very good eating. This simple soup, ready in about 30 minutes, uses peanut butter to enhance the flavour and texture of the soup. Pumpkins are a little sweet and contain very little protein. The additional of the peanut butter, rich in protein and good fats, makes this a well-balanced and hearty winter meal. ...more

Pumpkin Cheese Ball

Easy weeknight pumpkin chili recipe

There is no combination of Vitamin D gummies and gradual self tanner that will replace the feeling of real, actual sunshine on my skin for the next six months — and I’m sort of OK with that. For now. Part of the joy of cold weather is sitting down to a big bowl of soup and snuggling under a giant blanket with my family to read and watch movies....more

easy last minute pumpkin DIYs!

i love pumpkins! and look at all these fun last minute easy pumpkin DIYs!...more

Spooktacular Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili with tender bits of butternut squash, and meaty ground chicken for a delicious and healthy meal....more