Rich and Gooey Pumpkin French Toast

Okay everyone, this pumpkin French toast tasted like pumpkin pie filling and I am OBSESSED. It was rich, gooey, crunchy, and exactly what we needed on a beautiful fall day. This french toast bake was the star of our Halloween themed brunch food and I already want to make it again! I found the recipe at foodnetwork.com, so thank you Marcela Valladolid! My recommendation is to make it in a disposable tin. It makes for quick cleanup after the guests leave. Which is perfect because now it’s your time to relax after all the hard work you put in cooking a delicious meal.

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Pumpkin Scones

What is the most quintessential “Fall Flavor” to you? For me it is easily pumpkin. Everything from Pumpkin Cream Cold Brews to Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies, Pumpkin Beers and of course… Pumpkin Scones! For the next few weeks at least, if there is pumpkin flavor, I will be there! For the Halloween themed brunch, a good scone was a must. To add a little extra Halloween flare, I piped “BOO” with the spiced glaze. If I make these again around Halloween, I would definitely put a little dye in the base glaze to add a little extra Halloween vibe to the scone.  

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Fluffy Pumpkin Bars with Spiced Frosting

Fall has such a distinct mood to me; it’s warm, cozy and all about pumpkin! This pumpkin bar recipe has been in our family since my grandpa created it years ago. Everyone in my family has different memories associated with these bars. My dad remembers waking up to the sweet spiced smell when he was young; my mom recalls how these were always at the annual Halloween party. Food brings family together, and the best food memories are the ones shared with family and friends. Warning: having one might make you want to finish the whole pan (this can be solved by sharing and finishing the whole pan together)!

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