Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Fall recipe box~ #2 & #3

I made a few new things this weekend for our fall family dinner & bonfire. These are both out of my Fall Family & Friends Gooseberry Patch cookbook!!

2 c. water
1/2 c. sugar

2 4-inch cinnamon sticks
10 whole cloves
2 c. cranberry juice

1 c. orange juice

Garnish: orange slices

Combine water, sugar and spices in a saucepan over medium-high heat; bring to a boil. Add juices; reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes. Discard spices. Serve warm, garnished with orange slices. Makes 4 servings.

I doubled the recipe and it made about 10 mug-fulls. It is delicious, so I would suggest doubling or tripling the recipe! I love cranberry juice and liked that this was a yummy warm drink without any apple flavor. I warmed my water, sugar and spices in the crock pot for 2-3 hours, then added the juices about an hour or so before serving.


18-1/4 oz. spice or carrot cake mix ( I used spice)
2 T. brown sugar, packed
1/2 c. oil
2 eggs

2 T. water
1/2 c. chopped walnuts or pecans ( I used walnuts)

1 c. butterscotch chips

Stir together cake mix and brown sugar. Add oil, eggs and water; mix well. Stir in nuts and butterscotch chips. Spread in a 13"x9" baking pan sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. Bake at 350 degrees until done but not dry, about 22 minutes. Let cool; cut into bars. Makes 20 bars.

I'm not usually a butterscotch fan, but I love spice cake and was in the mood for a fall dessert. These were very easy to make and pretty yummy! Next time I might try them with chocolate chips instead.
Later this week I might try some pumpkin chocolate chip cookies! I'm on the hunt for a good recipe...so if you have one, send it my way! Enjoy the recipes~Happy Fall cooking!


  1. Oooh, you're making my mouth water! I love cooking with pumpkin. I make pumpkin chocolate chip bread and it's dairy free so I can still eat it!

    And aren't you totally loving that we're actually having fall weather this year?!

  2. Here is a link to pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. I haven't tried this recipe out yet but am thinking about it for this weekend.


  3. Oh all of that sounds great! Will definitely have to try them out! Check out my blog...I've requested favorite fall/winter things to cook and have gotten some recipes! Enjoy.

  4. Laura, here's an easy one for cookies. All you need is 1 pkg. spice cake mix, 1 16 oz. can solid pack pumpkin, 1 6oz. bag milk choc. chips. Mix all together and bake for 12-15 minutes at 350. I usually double the batch to make more cookies. They don't last long around here. I call these 1-2-3 Pumpkin Cookies becuase they only have 3 ingredients. I hope this will help you out.


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