Welcome to October!
The month of Halloween and the pause before the world plunges into the insanity that is the holiday season. The temperature is cooler, the leaves are turning colors and falling. It is time to tuck the garden into bed for the cold season.
Fall is my favorite season.
In years past I would go all out making homemade candy for the Thursday before Halloween. Only to have it rain that week and ruin my plans because some candies? Remain sticky when it is humid outside. And some things, like frosting, don’t work too well when it is 100% humidity. And water pilling on frosting is the WORST! Have I seen it? Absolutely and it sucks.
The Cookie Thursday is a Thing theme for this month is Spooky Cookie.
But basically, it is candies and treats I want to try. Sometimes because they are spooky. And sometimes because it a candy I have wanted to try my wooden spoon at.
Pumpkin spice has been derided as basic. A very low bar for fall cuisine. And have you been shopping? The stores are FULL of pumpkin spice this, and pumpkin flavored that.
This week’s make is a pumpkin spiced rice krispy treat. Was it something the world needed? No. Did I have fun and does it taste amazing? Yes.
But first I have to whip up some pumpkin pie spice. Instead of buying it, because sometimes it hard to find. And I have all the ingredients. Of course I do.
Pumpkin Pie Spice
2 tbs cinnamon
2 tsp ground ginger
2 tsp nutmeg
1 1/2 tsp all spice
1 1/2 tsp cloves
As with many spice recipes I wasn’t very strict on measuring. And although the phrase measure with your heart hasn’t been around for that long, I really like it. It feels Southern, but is it? Is it one of those backstabby comments that have two meanings like Bless Your Heart? I couldn’t find it in my readings. I infer it to mean whatever measurement that makes your heart happy. While still staying within the recipe’s lines.
I doubled the recipe as I anticipate putting this on everything- sweet potatoes, butternut squash, and I bet it would be great on coffee froth.