Thursday, October 29, 2015

This 'n That

 Harvest is completed here on our little farm. The crop dust is settling, as are my allergies.

Truckin' Man is unaware that I am publishing this photo. 
He doesn't like his photo taken, but I think it's neat.

Full and ready to go to town.

 In the mean time, our first load of wood was delivered. 

Hope you have been having a lovely fall!

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Around the Farm

It's been a while since I have shared a photo update of around the farm, so this is long over due.

My time at the farm has been limited, as I am working a longer shift for a couple weeks.

And my allergies are at their worst now that the Asian beetles are invading us.

So, time at home is minimal, and spent vacuuming beetles takes most of my free time!

Happy Fall!

Thursday, October 1, 2015

Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Frosting

Sometimes there are recipes you just don't mess with. They are the ones you grew up with, and are the traditional go to recipe. Like my Pumpkin Bars. The recipe was in the first cookbook my grandmother got me many many moons ago. On rare occasion, I have tried other recipes, but I always end up back here with my never fail, delicious every time, crowd pleasing Pumpkin Bars. 

Fill the Cookie Jar was open for Halloween or Pumpkin bars/cookies this month, so I thought it was high time I share this, and get this recipe added to my blog. Some day my poor cookbook is going to fall apart, and I certainly don't want to ever lose this recipe.

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Pumpkin Bars

2 c. sugar
1 c. vegetable oil
4 eggs
15 oz can pumpkin
2 c. all purpose flour
2 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp salt
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease 12 x 15 pan, set aside.  In large bowl, beat sugar and oil until smooth.  Add eggs, and pumpkin, mix until well blended. Add flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon, and salt. Mix until completely combined. Add nuts if desired.

Bake for 30 minutes or until center springs back when lightly touched. Set aside to cool.

Cream Cheese Frosting

3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/2 c. butter, softened
3 c. powdered sugar
1 tsp. vanilla
1-2 tsp cream, as needed

In large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese and butter until combined. Gradually add powdered sugar. Add vanilla. Add cream as needed to reach spreading consistency. When bars are completely cooled, spread with frosting.

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