The Best 20 Pumpkin Dessert Recipes

And today we have 20 different recipes for dessert that all include pumpkin. Here are our 20 Pumpkin Dessert recipes.

20 pumpkin dessert recipes Pumpkin dessert recipes

    1. Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins with White Chocolate Chunks
    2. Gluten Free Paleo Pumpkin Bars
    3. My first Libby’s Pumpkin Roll
    4. Amanda’s 4 Layer Chocolate Dappled Pumpkin Cake
    5. Fall Harvest Cake li>Pumpkin Pie in a Jar
    6. Yummy Pumpkin Bars
    7. Pumpkin Pie Spice Thumbprint Sugar Cookies
    8. Pumpkin Martini Cookies
    9. 3 ingredient Pumpkin Donuts
    10. Pumpkin Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies
    11. Easy Halloween Pumpkin Cupcakes
    12. Softest Pumpkin Cookies Recipe
    13. Pumpkin Spice Bread with Maple Cheesecake Layer
    14. Pumpkin Crisp
    15. Perfect Pumpkin Pie Recipe
    16. Healthy Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins
    17. Pumpkin Tiramisu
    18. Four Ingredient Pumpkin Pie Dip
    19. Pumpkin Mini Cakes with Cinnamon Streusel Topping

    15 Savory Pumpkin Recipes

    Sweet or savory that is the question. Pumpkin is usually thought of as pie, break or cookies. Well we found 15 savory pumpkin recipes for you to enjoy.

    15 savory pimpkin recipes Pumpkin savory recipes

    1. Pumpkin and Black Bean Pizza on Roasted Pumpkin Dough
    2. Roasted Pumpkin Penne with Autumn Pesto
    3. Pumpkin, Chickpea and Lentil Stew
    4. Roasted Pumpkin Seed Recipe
    5. Pumpkin Waffles
    6. Pumpkin Perogies
    7. Beef and Cheddar on Pumpkin Pizza Dough
    8. Pumpkin Applesauce
    9. Turkey, Pumpkin and Black Bean Burritos (with Turkey-Pumpkin Filling Recipe)
    10. Pumpkin Chili Recipe
    11. Roasted Pumpkin and Eggnog French Toast
    12. Creamy Tomato & Cheese Pumpkin Lasagna
    13. Roasted Winter Squash Tacos
    14. Pumpkin Mascarpone Ravioli
    15. Pumpkin Soup with Cinnamon Marshmallows and Pepitas

    An UP24 Thanksgiving Stay Fit Giveaway #ATTSeattle

    This prize is provided by AT&T.

    It’s the second week of November and many of us may be feeling guilty about how much of our kids’ candy we ate over Halloween or dreading that we might gain some extra weight from the big turkey dinner coming later this month. I mean honestly, I’m guilty of already putting weight on. And to make matters worse, a research study this year shows that our cholesterol levels spike during winter months. The Health Day Reporter quoted two doctors, stating:


    "It’s not just some weight that you’re gaining" when you eat more and exercise less during the winter, said lead investigator Dr. Parag Joshi, a cardiology fellow at Johns Hopkins. "There are markers in your blood that are changing, and those markers contribute to heart disease."

    The results make sense given the way people tend to respond to cold weather, said Dr. Gerald Fletcher, a cardiologist with the Mayo Clinic in Jacksonville, Fla., and a spokesperson for the American Heart Association. The snow, rain and cold of winter tend to dissuade people from getting out and exercising, he said.

    Even folks with a gym membership may not feel like leaving their home to go for a workout. At the same time, people’s cravings for fatty comfort foods increase, particularly around the holidays. "People tend to not get out and exercise. They tend to eat things that are not healthy," Fletcher said. "They hibernate, so to speak."


    Thankfully, there are tech-savvy solutions for fighting a season of eating more and exercising less. And I’m so glad that I have one of these devices, the UP24. I purchased one for my sisters so we can all exercise and challenge each other.

    UP24 helps you understand how you sleep, eat, and move. It’s always connected wirelessly to the UP app for real-time updates of your progress to help you reach your sleep, activity, and nutrition goals. Wireless syncing for in-the-moment insights and notifications. UP Insight Engine discovers patterns in your activities. Track Sleep includes total hours, number of wake ups, and more. Track Activity includes steps, distance, calories burned, and more. Team up with friends to share, collaborate or compete.

    Seeing how much activity you do (or don’t do) each day can motivate you to pay closer attention to your eating habits and fitness activities, which is a huge first step in fighting the hibernation and weight gain. For example, my UP24 has an Idle Alert that reminds me when to get up and move. You can set an Idle Alert within an UP app that works with the wristband, so the band will gently vibrate if you’ve been inactive for a period of time.

    There are many fitness trackers on the market today from affordable wristbands to high-end smartwatches and they’re available at more retail locations than you might think. For example, AT&T retail stores offer activity/sleep trackers, smart watches, pulse monitors, arm bands, and much more for a healthy lifestyle. More than just phones these days, AT&T stores offer a variety of wearable technologies for consumers interested in health and fitness, such as the UP24 from Jawbone.

    And, AT&T is dropped the price of the UP24 to $99 on November 7 (that’s $50 less than when I got mine in June). The UP24 is great value and way to get started with wearable fitness technology. Here’s an opportunity for you to win one for yourself!

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    Reducing Stress During The Holidays: 4 Tips

    Reducing Stress During The Holidays

    This is a partnered post.

    It’s supposed to be “The most wonderful time of the year”, but we all know that the holiday season can also bring undue stress. With schedules becoming more overloaded and hectic than ever before, holiday pressure becomes compounded to the point where everyone seems frazzled. And yet, we can’t seem to stop the seasonal stress! Managing overload is an ongoing process for all of us – here are a few strategies that I’ve developed over the years:

    • Think carefully about your priorities. What do you most value doing this time of year? What are your traditions – and do you really enjoy them? It can be easy to do things out of obligation or just because “That’s what you do”. If you stop and identify the things you most love about the holiday season, it allows you to focus on things that are rewarding and cut out anything that isn’t necessary. There are some things that are non-negotiable parts of Christmas for me (Like having a tree) and other things that are fun, but won’t derail the holiday if they don’t happen (Like making a gingerbread house). Make sure that whatever you’re spending time on is truly important to you!
    • Say “No” when necessary – even if it breaks with tradition. This is really difficult for me to do, and not just during the holidays. I don’t like letting people down, and I don’t want to miss out on anything myself. But after years of pushing myself to the breaking point, I’m slowly embracing “No”. For example, I’m known for hosting epic Halloween parties every year – a tradition that began when I was 19 and has continued to this day. But I had to take a few years off from doing it when work and health issues made it impossible for me to throw my usual shindig. It was a big disappointment to everyone – most of all, me! – but after having a break, I was able to come back with Halloween parties that were better than ever!
    • Don’t be afraid of change. The one constant in life is change, and the holidays can be an emotional reminder of this. As the years go by, families grow, move around, and bring new ideas and ways of celebrating into the fold. This can often be a bone of contention, so if you’re struggling with this, one thing that is helpful is to try and focus on the new traditions that are being created rather than dwelling on how things used to be. And if you remember point #1, you can make sure that you’re still observing what matters to you – regardless of whether your siblings still want to open their presents at midnight or not.
    • Accept that the season will have speedbumps no matter what – and try to see the funny side! Pies will be burnt, ornaments will break, and Uncle Steve will have too much Wassail before caroling. Accept the fact now that not everything will go to plan over the holidays – and try to laugh off the ridiculousness whenever possible!

    For more ideas on managing holiday pressure, you might want to check out Molina Healthcare’s article, “Tips to Handle Stress“, which outlines more coping strategies – for the holidays, and beyond!

    Fossil Fashion The Erin Handbag in Red

    I’m working with Fossil and I’m in love again. Fossil was a brand I adored as a child, yes a child. From then on I always felt extravagant having a watch that was a Fossil watch. As I got older I gave up watches for cell phones and now I’m tempted to put them back on, but I’ve found they also make such fashionable bags. This gorgeous red bag is The Erin. I love red, I love how it just splashes color to almost anything. I also love how big this bag is because my camera will fit perfectly in it. The leather is soft and it makes me smile. Silly I know for an item to evoke such emotion but it does. I LOVE it.


    The season’s most luscious shades—lavender, pastel green and golden yellow—make Erin an eye-catching treat. With a detachable strap, Fossil designed this chic satchel in our softest leather with a touchable, worn-in finish. I made a video so you can see it there too!



    • Closure: Zipper
    • Exterior Details: 2 zipper pockets
    • Handles / Straps: Detachable, adjustable strap and double handle
    • Interior Details: 2-media-pockets-and-zipper-pocket
    • Interior Material: Twill- 100% Cotton
    • Material: Leather
    • Measurements: 13.5"L x 6.5"W x 9.5"H
    • Origin: Imported
    • Warranty: 1
    • Drop: 18.5"
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    This is something I’m going to keep. I usually donate almost everything we get from the blog, but during the Holidays I save toys for the kids and this is one item I’m saving for myself.

    The Samsung Galaxy Tab 3 Kids: Is it on your List?

    The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids comes equipped with parental controls, educational and entertainment apps, and unique content just for kids in a fun, interactive and secure family tablet. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be available for pre-order beginning Nov. 1, launching in stores Nov. 10 for $229.99, and comes with a protective bumper case.


    “Today’s kids are incredibly tech-savvy and regularly use technology at home, at school and on-the-go,” said Nanda Ramachandran, vice president of emerging business, Samsung Mobile.  “Studies* show that 70 percent of tablet owners share their tablets with their children.  The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids is engaging, encourages learning and fosters creativity in a safe environment that parents can easily manage.”

    The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids features a bright, colorful display and an intuitive Kids mode that children can easily navigate.  The new 7-inch Wi-Fi tablet’s content-rich features create a dynamic, interactive and fun experience for kids while keeping them safe and secure.

    “Samsung is committed to offering products that fit the needs of all consumers and the addition of the Galaxy Tab 3 Kids offers a safe introduction to mobile technology,” said Travis Merrill, vice president of tablet marketing, Samsung Electronics America.  “The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids provides a tablet experience that can grow and adapt with the whole family.”

    The tablet is packed with free pre-loaded content and entertainment specifically for kids, including game applications. The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids lets users browse apps in the Samsung Apps store, with an added level of protection through the Applications Manager.  The Applications Manager allows parents to review and manage the apps their kids can access, giving full control over what apps are purchased and explored. Kids can also discover and request new content by creating a wish list within the new Kids Store.  Parents can then review and purchase the apps they think are appropriate for their child.

    Pre-loaded content and features include:

    - Special Kid’s Interface:  Easily access kid-specific content through the easy to navigate user interface, including kid-friendly apps and games.

    - Kid-Friendly Games: Toca Train, Wipeout, Fruit Ninja, Disney’s Toy Story: Smash It! and Where’s My Perry£¿ and more.

    - Educational Apps:
    Learn ABCs and 123s with educational apps including I Learn With Ocean, Dolphin Reader, Inventions 2 and Kids Planet Discovery

    - Built-In Camera:
    Capture moments or create movies with the 3-megapixel rear-facing camera and 1.3-megapixel front-facing camera.  In Kids mode, the camera features fun and interactive settings that let kids add stickers or costumes to photos.

    - Parental Controls:
    Manage a child’s tablet experience, including what content kids can access, as well as when and how long they use the tablet at one time.  In addition, you can control the transition between Standard mode and Kids mode with PIN-based access.

    - Built-For-Kids Case:
    Protect the lightweight, portable tablet from bumps and bruises with the colorful, easy-to-hold case available in orange.

    The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids comes with access to additional content and services through Galaxy Perks, including a $10 credit for the purchase of applications, books, movies and music in Google Play; free 12-months of Boingo Mobile Wi-Fi access; 3-Month Hulu Plus Membership for new users; two years of up to 50GB of DropBox storage; and more.  Learn more about Galaxy Perks at

    The Galaxy Tab 3 Kids will be available for pre-order beginning Nov. 1 and in stores Nov. 10 for $229.99 at, Amazon, Best Buy, Fry’s, Office Depot, Sam’s Club, Tiger Direct and Toys “R” Us. In addition, a Galaxy Tab 3 Kids hard case bundle will be offered starting at $249.99.

    Why We Like The World of Eric Carle™ My First Smart Pad Library

    We received samples our opinions are our own.

    We received the World of Eric Carle™ My First Smart Pad Library and it combines eight great interactive books with a two-sided, hand-held electronic activity pad that’s perfectly sized for little hands. The eight books feature much-loved Eric Carle artwork, and focus on early learning concepts including alphabet, spelling, opposites, and rhymes, as well as animal names, behaviors, habitats, and sizes. The two-sided electronic activity pad features 51 padded letter and picture buttons that play letter names, alphabet games, animal sounds, and music. The books prompt children to press buttons while they read to bring the pages to life. The Smart Pad Library is recommended for children ages 3 to 6 and retails for $29.95 at retailers including Target, Walmart, Toys R Us, Kohl’s and Barnes & Noble. 


    Looking at the Eric Carle™ My First Smart Pad Library I was thinking about my son and daughter and what they would get out of the book. Of course there is letter recognition for Miles, you can even play games where it asks you to find the first letter of a word like dolphin. For Zoe, she can easily read all of the books already so it would help her with spelling, so I like the spelling games. If you’re children are younger closer to age three, this is a fantastic buy because they have so much to learn from it. They can learn animal sounds, opposites, colors, letters, whatever you work on with them they can learn it.


    I love the size and the feel of the buttons, I also love how it isn’t just another electronic game you also get eight books for the kids to read and spell with. Zoe’s favorite activity is to read, she could read every night. Here is a quick little video I made showing you the kids of games you can play and the sounds that it makes as you spell words with it.


    Also, be sure to check out The World of Eric Carle on Facebook, Twitter and Pinterest, where they offer additional free downloadable activities, family-friendly creative projects,inspiring ideas, as well as the latest and greatest from their line of products.

    Disney Fourth of July Crafts and Dishes

    Patriotic Popsicles

    Berry Flag Pull-Apart Cake

    4th of July Flag Cake




    Uncle Sam Hat Treat Holders

    Red, White and Blue Paper Napkin Wreath

    Firecracker Crowns




    Mickey’s Patriotic Tie-Dye

    Minnie’s 4th of July Headband

    Printable 4th of July Candy Box




    With the 4th of July coming up next week, I wanted to share some of’s new and patriotic ideas to help you celebrate the holiday! features easy to navigate categories (cook, create, play and celebrate), allowing you to find just what your’re looking for to celebrate Independence Day – including delicious July 4th inspired treats in “cook”, colorful crafts in “create” and so on.  Best of all, the site was built to allow for easy viewing across computers, tablets and mobile devices – perfect for parents on the go.

    “Cirque Du Soleil: Worlds Away” Comes to Seattle

    From the big top to the big screen, visionary Academy Award®-winning filmmaker James Cameron and director Andrew Adamson (“Shrek,” “The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe”) invite you and your family on an all new 3D adventure: “CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY.”  A young couple who is separated must journey through the astonishing and dreamlike worlds of Cirque du Soleil to find each other as audiences experience the immersive 3D technology that will allow them to leap, soar, swim and dance with the performers.  Written and directed by Andrew Adamson and executive produced by James Cameron. The film was produced by Adamson, Aron Warner, Cirque’s Martin Bolduc and Ed Jones and Cary Granat. Vince Pace oversaw the 3D stereo production aspect of the film.

    “CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY” opens in theaters everywhere December 21st, 2012, with showtimes at 12:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.  Additional showtimes beginning December 25th.

    With Advance Movie Ticket Purchase, Film Goers Are Entered to Win a Trip to Las Vegas or A Year of Free Movie Passes

    clip_image001WHAT:          To celebrate the release of its upcoming 3D film spectacular, “CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY,” Paramount Pictures is proud to announce that the film’s feature performers will be appearing exclusively at the Northgate Mall aboard their “Vessel of Dreams”, allowing shoppers to experience the magic of the movie event of the year as it hits theaters December 21st, with 12pm & 7pm showtimes.

    Fans will have the chance to purchase discounted tickets to showings of “CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY” onsite, courtesy of Fandango, and enter to win two fantastic prizes courtesy of ”CIRQUE DU SOLEIL: WORLDS AWAY” and Fandango: A trip for two to Las Vegas to see a Cirque du Soleil show or a year of free movie passes from Fandango!

    WHEN:          Friday, December 21, 2012 from 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

    WHERE:        Northgate Mall

    401 NE Northgate Way, Seattle, WA 98125

    *Performances will occur near the food court.

    New Hershey’s Holiday Treats #Giveaway

    I went to the grocery store yesterday and stocked up on baking supplies, then when I got home I had a delivery from Hershey’s. I was so excited to see al the new holiday themed treats inside. Now comes the fun, combining the baking supplies with the Hershey’s goodies.


    New Items:

    · Hershey’s Christmas Village Tins Assortment – (Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures or Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates )

    · Twizzlers Pull-N-Peel Cherry 2-foot Bar

    · Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates and Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Miniatures 36 oz. Bags

    · Hershey’s Snap-Apart Snowman, which breaks off into perfectly sized pieces, making it great for sharing with a loved one.

    Classic Treats Dressed for the Holidays:

    · NEW LOOK– Hershey’s Nuggets Milk Chocolate

    · NEW LOOK– Hershey’s Special Dark Nuggets with Almonds

    Now I’m thinking up some creative recipes like Pot of Gold cookies. I’m going to mix up a batch of sugar cookie mix and then place a piece of Hershey’s Pot of Gold chocolate in the center of each cookie ball and then bake them. I’m pretty excited to start getting creative and see how they are received on Wednesday night at church. I signed up to make 2 dozen cookies. So I’m also going to figure out a way to use the Hershey’s Kisses in a creative way. I’m really inspired by some Hershey’s recipes on their recipe website.

    Hershey’s can help set-the-table for your Holiday parties. Whip up a warm drink such as Hot Cocoa for a Crowd with Hershey’s Cocoa, or bake up a batch of Kissmas Almond Cookies made with Hershey’s Kisses Brand Milk Chocolates with Almonds. I’ll be baking all week and sharing my new recipes. For now, I would love for you to win a prize like this as well.

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