Baked Pumpkin Donuts

It’s official… it’s Pumpkin Season! I was more than ready to hop on board… although I really don’t know why we only tend to eat/make pumpkin recipes this time of year. It’s not like pumpkin, whether it be in a can or not, isn’t available year round!!! I will have to ponder that one lol!

This time it is Pumpkin Donuts I made, baked Pumpkin Donuts to be exact! While baking as opposed to frying them probably doesn’t make them healthy, it definitely makes them better for you than fried donuts…. at least that’s what I am telling myself!


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Homemade Cinnamon Rolls

That smell!!!! We eat them all year but I still find something “Fall” about the smell of homemade Cinnamon Rolls baking. It is almost like comfort food for your nose lol!

Cinnamon rolls are easier to make than you might think and taste so much better than those you pick up at the grocery store!


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Parmesan Ranch Pumpkin Seeds

Okay, here are the Pumpkin Seeds as mentioned in my Nemo Pumpkin post. I roasted the pumpkin seeds first and then added the ingredients listed below and roasted them again for a little bit so the seeds are well roasted, well done (because Chris likes them that way) and taste delicious!

I will admit that there is nothing quite like a feed of freshly roasted pumpkin seeds lol!


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Thanksgiving Recap

I thought with our Canadian Thanksgiving being this coming weekend… October the 8th (and yes, I do know it seems early, especially to those of you in the US!)… I would do a recap of some of our favourite holiday recipes.  There are some things you just have to have with your turkey dinner…. stuffing, mashed potatoes, good gravy, cranberry sauce, pumpkin pie…. you get the picture!

Here are some of our previous posts featuring our all time favourites, and well loved, Thanksgiving/holiday recipes!



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Pom Pompom Pumpkins 

I decided to do one more Halloween/Pumpkin craft this week. Pom Pompom Pumpkins. 

This is another very easy, kid friendly craft. All that’s required is some Orange wool, a piece of cardboard, green pipe cleaner and scissors. 

I made a quick pompom maker from the cardboard. 

I wrapped the wool around and around until it looked fat enough. 

I wrapped another piece of wool around the wrapped wool, in the slot in the cardboard, added a piece of pipe cleaner and tied it tight.

Next I removed it from the cardboard and cut through the loops on each side.

I gave it a good shake and started to trim them.

Curled the ends of the pipe cleaner and tied a knot in the long piece of wool for hanging, and that’s it! Pompom Pompom Pumpkins!


Wine Cork Pumpkin

I dragged Dillon to the BIG dollar store on Friday and I picked up a few packages of wine corks with this project in mind.  In hindsight, I should have bought the wine corks that were cylinderical in shape, not the ones with a wider end.  Either way, I made the corks into pumpkins.



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Fall has Arrived….

Fall has arrived, and that means preparing outside for winter, getting my butt in gear for Christmas and then getting ready for the new arrival after that.

I did manage to get a few “scenery” pictures taken when I was out for a walk.  It doesn’t really show the vibrant colours we are seeing everywhere this time of year but I still thought they were nice picture and wanted to share!

I got all of the chair/bench cushions from the back deck bagged and ready for storage and got all the patio furniture and everything else all stacked and ready for a tarp to protect them for the winter.  One more thing we can take off of our “Get done before Winter” list!  Next will be preparing the gardens…. putting away all of the garden ornaments, pulling annuals, all the necessary but not necessarily fun jobs the gardens require!  Then, and I hate even saying it right now, getting the Christmas lights up before it’s too cold to do it lol!

Back deck ready for winter!


It feels like this weekend disappeared before it even had a chance to make a proper appearance, it just flew by.  Yesterday was spent finishing the rest of the stuff I wanted to get cut out on my scroll saw before it’s too cold to use it outside.

I have cut out Dragon Bookends, a Dragon wall hanging you can see to the right of the saw, a little kitty cat door stop for my mother-in-law, our beloved crazy cat lady, a kitchen sign for someone else, a weird “anime” character for Dillon (he asked me if I could make a book divider for lack of a better description to stand inside a series of books he reads.  The character is called Colossus, and he is apparently always looking from above, and he wanted sort of the same thing to stand in the centre of the book series lol),  I cut out a big guitar pick shape to make a guitar hanger for my son-in-law…. you get the gist of it. There is still one thing I am hoping to get done but I know it will take a bit of time because it is another project that requires cutting a design into the centre of the wood, like the Dragon wall hanging.

Now comes the hard part…… sanding all of it!!!!


I still have a few Halloween/Fall projects I want to post during the coming week, they just aren’t done yet lol!  Stay tuned!

I hope everyone had  great weekend and got to experience the beautiful weather we have been lucky enough to have this weekend!