No Carve Pumpkins

Photo Source: Michaels

With Halloween coming up, I have been trying to figure out a way to easily decorate a pumpkin with a toddler and without it taking up my whole night. I don’t know about you, but I don’t have time to spend with that tiny dull knife that’s included in the $5.99 carving kit, just to have my beautiful (and by beautiful I mean totally distorted) version of one of the patterns be … [Read more...]

12 Recipes for Thanksgiving Leftovers


By now I'm guessing we've all started our shopping lists for the big Thanksgiving meal ... I'm whipping up some classic mac 'n cheese as a side dish, as well as a dessert to take to our family gathering this year. I know, I know I have an easy holiday ahead of me! Even better, if past years prove true, I'll be leaving with much more than that in the form of leftovers. We always … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Pumpkin Dessert Ideas


Thanksgiving does not only mean delicious foods and desserts, but it means pumpkins! This holiday always gives me the excuse of buying a cart full of canned pumpkin so I can go to town turning every recipe I know into a pumpkin recipe. Today I've gathered together some Thanksgiving pumpkin dessert ideas that are bound to be huge hits with you and your loved … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Bread

This is what is happening on our food blog, SkinnyNotSkinny, today. It's the most amazing, easy-to-make (next to the Quick Amish Bread, that is!) bread that is perfect for fall and the holiday season! RECIPE --> Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread     … [Read more...]

Fun Things To Do With A Pumpkin


Halloween is right around the corner and soon as that's over, Thanksgiving will be here and both holidays mean PUMPKINS! Last year we went to a pumpkin patch and came home with armfuls of them, but I was pretty stumped trying to figure out what to do with all of them. Truth be told, they just kind of sat around my house. I'm not letting that happen this year though! I've been … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Macaroni and Cheese

Mac and Cheese

Like most kids, my boys love macaroni and cheese. Unfortunately, they are a bit less enthusiastic about healthier foods. So I found a great way to sneak a vitamin-packed fruit into their favorite food. I took my recipe for baked macaroni and cheese—which I came up with by combining a few other recipes I'd found over the years—and added pumpkin to it. (Yes, pumpkin is a fruit. I … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Pumpkin Crunch Cake

Don’t forget to check out our new FOOD BLOG – SKINNY NOT SKINNY – dedicated 100% to food! :) While visiting family out of town for the holiday this past weekend, I baked so many yummy goodies that it's truly hard for me not to share them with you all at once. Not to overwhelm you, I'm sharing the recipes one by one over the next couple weeks. This holiday I really knocked it … [Read more...]

Recipe: Fluffy pumpkin heaven.

Since I love holidays and food it will come to no surprise to you that Thanksgiving is my favorite. Our family Thanksgiving always includes the same delicious foods that I look forward to eating all year. Since I'm still somewhat new to having my own family and hence contributing my own food to Thanksgiving, I've been playing around with difference recipes the past few … [Read more...]

Recipe: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies


Everyone talks about pumpkin chocolate chip cookies but I've never tried them before. To be honest, they never sounded that appealing to me. Since I was getting pretty curious about this recipe and because no one else in my family had ever tried them before, I decided to do a test run before Thanksgiving to see what all the fuss was about. Now I know. These things are good! … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Oatmeal Recipe


Warning!!! I have quite a few great pumpkin recipes up my sleeve for this month! If you want some recipes for pumpkin puree outside of pumpkin pie your at the right place! Hurricane Sandy kept us home bound for a few days but luckily we had heat and electricity. We had to sit tight at home for a few days with two kids, several cans of organic pumpkin puree and a stove.  My … [Read more...]

Pumpkin Protein Shake

pumpkin shake

Being a nursing mama, I'm always looking for new ways to add extra protein into my diet. With the Fall season upon us I was inspired to play around with pumpkin as a new smoothie ingredient. Not only is this recipe fast - toss in a blender and go - it's super delicious and packed full of protein. But watch out, looming toddlers might turn their sample sip into a "Please, make … [Read more...]

So Good For Breakfast – You Can’t Eat Just One


Okay, we are not a recipe website!  We do baby gear.  Baby - Gear - all - the - time!  BUT after eating my fabulous Sunday breakfast, I just had to share the recipe.  If you have never had a Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffin, you should!  You are missing out and they are decadent!  Plus, they are very festive for this time of year.  I just want to say, I am not a huge pumpkin … [Read more...]