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fall recipes 2011 | Blog Hop

October 13, 2011

Pumpkin Pecan Crunch Cake

 

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So easy!

Preheat oven to 350 F. Lightly Grease an 9×13 pan (I use glass pans).

In a large mixing bowl combine:

a lrg can pumpkin

1 can sweetened condensed milk**

3 eggs

1  1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/4 tsp nutmeg

1/4 tsp cloves

1/2 tsp allspice

1/2  tsp salt

1 tsp vanilla

(or sub in 3-4 tsp pumpkin pie spice for all the spices. depends on how spicy you like it.)

Mix well. Pour into lightly greased pan.

Evenly cover the pumpkin mix with a box of butter flavored or yellow cake mix. Then top with 2 cups chopped pecans.

Drizzle over this 1 cup melted butter.

Bake for approximately 1 hour.

We eat it warm with vanilla ice cream. Warm with whipped cream. Or cold the same way. 😀

I usually serve it upside down. With the pecan crumb topping on the bottom, pumpkin on top then place whipped cream on top. Like pie. 😉

**A substitute you can make is using 1 can evap milk +  1 1/2 cups to 2 cups sugar (I go for less sweet personally) in place of the sweetened condensed milk. It tastes nearly the same only the pumpkin mix is softer set after baking.

And since I am a recipe tweaker and figure some of you might be too:

…if you like your pumpkin to set firmer and you like your pumpkin ratio to be more equal to the pecan crumb topping you can use a 15 oz can pumpkin instead of the large one without making ANY other changes to the recipe. Just use 1 1/2 cups sugar- not 2. 😉

(can you tell I have made this recipe a lot and experimented a lot?)

Hope you enjoy! Be sure you come back and share your tweaks or yummy comments if you try it. 😀

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For Fall Recipe Blog Hop Rules

1. It must be a recipe YOU have tried personally

2. It must be posted on YOUR blog- please don’t link us to Allrecipes or other site.

3. But if you got the recipe from elsewhere- DO make sure you credit the source in your post with a link if possible. Always give credit where it is due!

4. You MUST post the Blog Hop code in your HTML section on your blog. So people can easily go from recipe to recipe with ease. The link to get the code is right underneath the Hop itself. :)

5. Include the name of the recipe only in the Title Box so readers can easily see what recipe they will be clicking on.

6. If you don’t follow these rules- it makes it really difficult to keep the flow of the hop going from blog to blog. I will remove all submissions that interfere with that flow. Sorrryyyy. <3

7. And this is extra- you don’t have to do this one BUT if it’s a certain TYPE of recipe…like Vegan, Dairy Free, Gluten Free- please DO state that. People LOVE knowing that stuff ahead of time. You get 60 characters to put in the text box where you place the recipe name. :)

This Blog Hop will remain open until December 31, 2011.

4 Comments

  • Jeanette Delaplane · Posted October 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm · Link · Reply

    Hi, this is the first time I participated in a blog hop (I added my piggy cake pops). Hope I did it right o__O Looking forward to all the yummy recipes. BTW, I got an error when I tried to add a pic from the blog post, so I uploaded one instead.

  • Jeanette Delaplane · Posted October 13, 2011 at 1:03 pm · Link · Reply

    Hi, this is the first time I participated in a blog hop (I added my piggy cake pops). Hope I did it right o__O Looking forward to all the yummy recipes. BTW, I got an error when I tried to add a pic from the blog post, so I uploaded one instead.

  • Amy Shertzer · Posted October 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm · Link · Reply

    That looks absolutely amazing! Definitely have to try it!

  • Amy Shertzer · Posted October 13, 2011 at 8:10 pm · Link · Reply

    That looks absolutely amazing! Definitely have to try it!

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seaweed soup recipe from a foodie mama

February 15, 2011

Seaweed Soup

[the experiment]

I love seaweed soup. It’s my favorite soup. And I like a lot of soups.

We get the best seaweed soup at a local place back in our hometown. It’s a 2 hour drive so I don’t get to eat it often.

So I found the ingredients I remember tasting and tried my hand.

My efforts paid off. It was truly delicious.

I would go as far as delishus. 😉

I kept it simple.

Chicken broth, leeks, seaweed, white pepper,

2 Comments

  • Digital Paradise · Posted March 9, 2011 at 3:41 pm · Link · Reply

    The photos are very pretty, and the end result looks delicious! :)

  • Leigh Ann Hines · Posted March 15, 2011 at 12:55 pm · Link · Reply

    I’m confused by the blog hop is closed?

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focaccia bread | recipe from a foodie mama

February 7, 2011

Tasty Tuesday | Week 4

I decided to do Focaccia Bread. I love this bread. It’s a house favorite. It’s easy, it’s pretty darn fast and REALLY tasty.

I cheat a little. You can find some hardcore recipes out there that will take you a lot of time. Mine will take you less than 90 minutes start to finish. It involves a bread machine so there is not much dough contact. Although I LOVE handling dough- I seldom have the time to do it.

So this recipe was born.

You are welcome to try. Warning. It’s addicting. 😀

Amy Beth’s Garlic Herb Focaccia

(preheat oven to 425)

Ingredients:

1 cup plus 3 TB very warm water

1 TB extra virgin olive oil

1 tsp salt

1 tsp sugar

3 cups bread flour

2 tsp active dry yeast

Toppings:

1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil

6-10 crushed gloves of garlic

1 cup shredded parmesan or romano cheese

1/2 tsp onion powder

1 tsp dried parsley

1/2 – 1 tsp herbes de provence OR italian herb blend

Directions:

Place in bread pan with wet going in first, then dry ending with yeast last so it doesn’t get wet yet.

Select Pizza

9 Comments

  • Digital Paradise · Posted February 8, 2011 at 6:00 am · Link · Reply

    O- I love homemade bread. I will be sure to add this to my recipe book. :)

  • Heidi Roberts · Posted February 8, 2011 at 6:11 am · Link · Reply

    That looks beyond delicious! Since you shared the recipe with me a few weeks ago for pizza dough, we have used it several times. I don’t have a bread machine, so I tweaked it a little to make it the traditional way, and it’s just completely yummy!

    We must have been on the same wavelength this week, too. 😉

  • Janelle · Posted February 8, 2011 at 7:08 am · Link · Reply

    Oh man, AB–that looks FAB!

  • dalia · Posted February 8, 2011 at 12:21 pm · Link · Reply

    yum-o! I am making this!! My mouth is watering just from the pictures!!

  • hannah · Posted February 8, 2011 at 12:44 pm · Link · Reply

    OH amy this looks soooo delish! i am trying this for sure, maybe even tonight…we are a bunch of homemade bread lovers here! promise to join your group soon, i need to think up something wonderful to make!

  • Magnolia Mom · Posted February 8, 2011 at 1:26 pm · Link · Reply

    Looks SO yummy! Love your blog.

  • Michelle Kirnan · Posted February 8, 2011 at 3:30 pm · Link · Reply

    I think we’re in trouble – my family loves dipping bread (from the store) in dipping sauces, just like they serve in restaurants. This would eliminate the need to dip. :) And I love the variations you mentioned. Can’t wait to try it!

  • Natasha · Posted February 8, 2011 at 4:43 pm · Link · Reply

    Looks wonderful! Can I just come over the next time you make this?

  • Cheryle · Posted February 9, 2011 at 11:26 am · Link · Reply

    hmmmm that really made my mouth water! I’ll have to try it!

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Tasty Tuesday | Week 3

January 31, 2011

Ok I’m late. I know. I’m sorry. Launching my new store AND getting a macro lens in one day had me all over the place. But in a totally awesome way! 😀

Fish Tacos are a favorite of my husband and moi. So pairing my new macro lens and the 3 main ingredients that I LOVE that go into fish tacos…that need to be there no matter what kind of shell you use, sauce base, fish or anything else. If these 3 things are missing – it’s fish taco fail. 😛

Your turn! What’s your Tasty?

[Linky will stay up until Wednesday night]

i · January 31, 2011 · 10:30 pm · my world, recipes from a foodie mama

7 Comments

  • dalia · Posted February 1, 2011 at 6:04 am · Link · Reply

    yum! love fish tacos here too, withe cilantro, limes and red onion of course!

  • Leah · Posted February 1, 2011 at 8:21 am · Link · Reply

    what great pics!! Love the close-up views.

  • Leigh Ann Hines · Posted February 1, 2011 at 9:32 am · Link · Reply

    Yum. Fish tacos.

  • Mel · Posted February 1, 2011 at 11:28 am · Link · Reply

    Amy! Loving your new Macro Lens!! And yum yum! I love the lime.

  • Natasha · Posted February 1, 2011 at 2:55 pm · Link · Reply

    My mouth is watering… yum!

  • Michelle Kirnan · Posted February 1, 2011 at 4:33 pm · Link · Reply

    Oh.my.heavens! I’m loving your macro lens too. :) Just stunning! (Love the new design too by the way.)

  • B @ Sweet Limes · Posted February 3, 2011 at 4:52 pm · Link · Reply

    It’s a good thing I came here after I had dinner. :) Great shot of the lime close up, love it.

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grilled orange shrimp recipe from a foodie mama

January 17, 2011

Before I got into photography- I was quite the foodie. Then times got tight and became obsessed with being a frugal foodie. Old habits die hard. I seldom buy sauces or mixes but was just wanting some Panda Express Orange sauce on something. And not a

8 Comments

  • Casey · Posted January 18, 2011 at 7:48 am · Link · Reply

    that looks delicious! and I don’t like shrimp!

  • Cheryle · Posted January 18, 2011 at 9:26 am · Link · Reply

    hmmmmm they all look so yummy!!! Great idea Amy!

  • Jodi · Posted January 18, 2011 at 10:28 am · Link · Reply

    Great idea-I’ll be back to visit often!

    http://www.livinglifephotographically.blogspot.com

  • Natasha · Posted January 18, 2011 at 3:18 pm · Link · Reply

    My mouth is watering! I haven’t had shrimp in so long.. looks amazing, Amy!

  • Leigh Ann Hines | music photography · Posted January 18, 2011 at 4:52 pm · Link · Reply

    This looks so good. Is the orange sauce sold in the grocery store? Yummy!

  • Dana Yi Photography · Posted January 18, 2011 at 6:09 pm · Link · Reply

    […] Tuesday” this week. Of course I couldn’t resist and join in on the fun. Head over to Amy’s blog to see more tasty […]

  • Amy Beth · Posted January 18, 2011 at 9:32 pm · Link · Reply

    Leigh Ann – Yes it’s a store bought sauce. I don’t usually buy them but I puffy heart Panda Express Orange sauce. 😀

  • Charisse · Posted January 19, 2011 at 8:19 am · Link · Reply

    OH, if only I had found this on Tuesday. Perhaps, if you bring it back next week, I will be able to participate. I should have tons of stuff to post because I will be baking cookies again this weekend. :)

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