Oct 18, 2011

Proper Pumpkin Puree

Okay....so I digress....

I found a little tutorial here from Julia at Blissfully Content, about how she does pumpkin puree and I'm a changed woman!

First I must tell you how much I enjoy her blog.  It is chocked full of creative ideas, useful tips, amazing photography, delicious cooking and a good heart attitude - I just LOVE that her scripture verse posted above her photo is Philippians 4:11- I have learned, in whatsoever state I am, therewith to be content - ah, something I need to take to heart so, SO much more then I do!  But we'll talk about that another day! ;)

So anyways.  I picked up a few more pumpkins and gave her puree way a whirl.  And it's the best, hands down - beats my old, chop 'till you drop way - AND it doesn't take hours to bake - where do I get these crazy ideas, hours to bake a pumpkin, I tell you....?!?!

I found it easy and also the puree has much less moisture in it, then my 'old' way, which is a good thing!

Well, that's all, just wanted to let you know the change in pumpkin pureeing and oh, more muffins to share with you all.  Made with the new way of pumpkin pureeing.

Pumpkin, pecan, chocolate muffins - now if you haven't done chocolate with pumpkin - GET ON IT!  Seriously, why do people keep these things from me?!?

The only real thing I changed about the way Julia did hers and how I did mine, was that I still freeze my puree in one cup servings.  It just works better for me, my muffins use one cup and another recipe I love uses three cups of puree, so having one cup servings works well for me.  But serious check out Julia's blog, she has some amazing pumpkin puree use ideas below the tutorial - I really want to make the cinnamon buns! Yum! :D

Anyways, that's all, the weather was awfully stormy over the weekend and most of the trees have lost their leaves now, so my Spectrum of Light series may pose more of a challenge then I had anticipated....sure, first fall with a nice new camera and the season is over before I know it. 

Funny, I say nice new camera, but in the six and a half months I've had it, I've take over 15 000 photos!  Maybe not so new now?!?! ;)  But still nice!

Okay, okay....speaking of photos, I'm actually suppose to be editing photos from the last wedding I did- paying my sitter to watch my kids while I blog....maybe not the most practical idea.  *wink*

Man, I seem awfully rambly today....okay well, have a great one y'all ('cause I love a good, y'all!), get baking and enjoy fall because I'm itching to get the Christmas season under way!



1 comment:

  1. I love making pumpkin puree, too. I use Pioneer Womans method, and it works great every time! And I agree, freezing pumpkin in 1 cup incriments is always best for me. I always get annoyed when I open a can of pumpkin and have that little bit left at the bottom. I stick it in the fridge, but it's not always easy finding something for just that small bit.

    LOVE your fall header, so pretty! Your girls are darling.


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