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Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Pumpkin Spice Everything!
A Recipe & A Giveaway

I don't know about you, but Spice Pumpkin is my favorite fragrance of all. It doesn't have to be autumn either ~ though it is especially nice this time of year. Whether its a candle, a soap or a freshly baked prim (you prim artists know this well), I just can't get enough Pumpkin Spice all year round!

The only drawback is that all those spicy fragrances leave us Blakneys craving fresh baked bread ... and I usually feed the craving by baking Pumpkin Bars. This recipe was the very first baked item that I ever learned to make from scratch and I always enjoy making it again and again. I posted it last year but it just seems a perfect time to share it again.

It is sooo good ~ especially for cool mornings now that we can warm up our ovens and make our kitchens nice & cozy.

Photo credit goes to Colton Blakney ~ Photographer in the making


What you'll need:
2 eggs
1 cup brown sugar
1/4 cup oil
3/4 cup flour
3/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp cinnamon
2/3 cup canned pumpkin

What you'll do:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

In a medium mixing bowl, beat eggs. Stir in sugar & oil and mix well. Sift all dry ingredients and add them to the egg/sugar/oil mixture. Mix well. Add pumpkin to the mixture and stir well again. Pour into a greased 12x8 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

Remove from oven and cool completely. Then you can cut them into squares. They hold their shape nicely and look great on a nice serving plate.

All done! My boys & husband just love these so much that I have to make two batches if I intend to have one.

Well Kay at The Rustic Cottage is hosting a giveaway for two bars of her delightful handmade soap in her new fall scents of Pumpkin Spice and Chia Tea. They are just so nice and I believe she sells them in her Etsy shop too. So stop by her blog for a visit and be sure to sign up for this fun contest!