Hey Punkin!

31 Oct
Not only is it Halloween today, it’s also my sweet hubby’s birthday!  He’s not much on birthdays but don’t think I didn’t pull out the jack-o-lantern birthday cup for his morning coffee!   So today is all about Drusky’s big day and pumpkins!!!!
My favorite pumpkin treat….Starbuck’s Pumpkin Spice Latte! It really is a one time thing with me because it is so rich, I’ll go back to my Grande 140′ SVL  tomorrow!
I’m also feeling a little “Martha Stewart” ish today! This cranberry stuffed pumpkin bread might be in our future!! I’ll need to do something with the left over baby pumpkins!


  • 1  (2 1/2- to 3-pound) pumpkin*
  • 2  tablespoons  butter or margarine, melted and divided
  • 2  tablespoons  sugar, divided
  • 2  large eggs
  • 1/2  cup  sugar
  • 1/2  cup  butter or margarine, melted
  • 3/4  cup  half-and-half
  • 3/4  cup  chopped pecans, toasted
  • 1  (16-ounce) raisin bread loaf, cut into 1-inch cubes
  • 1/2  cup  fresh cranberries
  • Lemon-Vanilla Sauce


Cut off top of pumpkin, reserving lid with stem. Scoop out pumpkin seeds and pulp, and reserve for another use. Brush inside of pumpkin shell with 1 tablespoon melted butter. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar. Top with lid.

Bake at 350° for 35 minutes.

Brush inside of baked pumpkin shell with 1 tablespoon butter; sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sugar.

Stir together eggs and next 6 ingredients; spoon pudding mixture into a lightly greased 8-inch square pan.

Bake pumpkin and bread pudding at 350° for 25 minutes. Let pumpkin cool; spoon bread pudding evenly into pumpkin shell. Serve with Lemon-Vanilla Sauce.

Note: For individual servings, substitute 12 (1/2-pound) pumpkins. Scoop out seeds and pulp; sprinkle each pumpkin shell with 1 teaspoon butter and 1 teaspoon sugar, and bake with the bread pudding. (Do not prebake as with the larger pumpkin.) Spoon bread pudding evenly into baked pumpkin shells.

And since today is the last day of Breast Cancer Awareness Month AND Halloween, I wanted to share a few of my favorite pink and orange rooms!
Happy Halloween Everyone!!!
Image Via: The Lennoxx
Image Via: Decor Pad
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2 Responses to “Hey Punkin!”

  1. Karena October 31, 2010 at 10:32 AM #

    Wonderful images!!! Happy Halloween!…. The pumpkin recipe looks delish!

    Art by Karena

  2. Megan October 31, 2010 at 11:06 AM #

    What a great day to have a Birthday! Happy Day to him! Love me a Pumpkin Spice Latte too! Mine just need to be 180 degrees and no foam.

    Love the poodles!

    Happy Halloween!


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