Simple Joys for October…Pumpkins!!!

The trees are about to show us how lovely it is to let things go…

Hello, sweet friends…

It’s been an unbelievable several months in our world…

and even though I’m not certain about what this Fall will look like…

I do know that family, home and pumpkins will be at the heart of everything.

That being said this past week Joe and I planned an outing to a pumpkin farm…

It was a beautiful day…

During this time of so many restrictions…

it’s a real treat to experience the outdoors…

seeing all the pumpkins on the vine…

and deciding on a few that were just right…

What’s Cooking?

I’m pretty sure I could incorporate pumpkin into all my cooking this month. I’ve already prepared several yummy desserts and this recipe for pumpkin waffles is perfect for fall. They are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside. I must admit that it was fun using my new mini pumpkin waffle maker too!



2 cups of all-pupose flour

3 tablespoons of firmly packed dark brown sugar

2 teaspoons of baking powder

1 teaspoon of baking soda

1 teaspoon of cinnamon or pumpkin pie spice

1/2 teaspoon of kosher salt

1 1/2 cups of milk

1 cup of canned 100% pure pumpkin

1 egg yolk plus 3 egg whites

4 tablespoons of melted cooled butter

2 tablespoons of apple cider vinegar


In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip 3 egg whites until stiff peaks form. Set aside.

Combine dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl and whisk together.

Combine milk, pumpkin, butter, egg yolk and vinegar in a small bowl and stir to combine.

Add pumpkin mixture to dry ingredients and stir to combine.

Gently fold in egg whites.

Use batter immediately in waffle maker.

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2 Responses to Simple Joys for October…Pumpkins!!!

  1. Joe says:

    Wow, I really love your post and the beautiful pictures of Autumn and the pumpkin patch!
    Will enjoy those pancakes.

  2. Donna L Kelly says:

    I have the same love for pumpkins as you do!!!!! Thats why we are kindred spirits for sure!!!! Oh that mini waffle maker!!!! I have NO words!!!!!!!!!! But….ENJOY!!!

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