Rain, rain, go away!

I had a workout with Mike.  I was actually planning to run afterwards, but stupidly I didn’t realize it was raining until I left the gym.  Instead of heading back inside, I decided to go to Target to get a couple of things.  No, I am not going to run in the rain today, I did that last Sunday and feel that was enough for the week.

I got pumpkin and cake mix there!  The checkout lady asked me what I was making with those.  I told her it was actually two different recipes (one being those cake mix blondies I made awhile back) but then told her I thought I had made a recipe where you layer the pumpkin on top of the cake mix and it makes a pumpkin cake of sorts but I didn’t think it was very good.  I then realized she was giving me a look and was probably thinking, why is the crazy lady wearing a sparkly pink head band and gym clothes STILL talking about cake mix?  Sad.


Honestly though, I don’t know why I bought the pumpkin.  I heard there were going to be shortages, that’s why.  Except I did the same last year, and I’m pretty sure I still have a few cans.  I really only use 2 or 3 cans of pumpkin a year, maybe one for pumpkin bread, one for a pie, one for something else, and then I think, oh, I’m totally going to make more goodies, but it’s hard for just two people.  Especially two people who are working really hard to be in awesome shape for their upcoming nuptials.


I can’t believe it’s already Thursday again.  This weekend is again full of activity and running.  I don’t think I’ll be making it to the Symphony this weekend due to teaching and weddings, but I’ve got a blogger meet up on Sunday, 9 or 10 miles of running, might go see a friend’s band, and who knows what else.  I feel like my weekends end up being busy than my weekdays, which is fine by me.  I prefer a nice relaxing Thursday and a weekend full of activities with friends.  (Especially those silly friends who have full time jobs with {gasp} regular hours…I don’t know how they do it!)

I posted earlier today asking for your favorite fall recipes.  I want to try a new recipe with my pumpkin!  Please give me some more ideas, readers!

Also I forgot one post with some delicious pumpkin chocolate chip cookies I made awhile back.  Enjoy!

What are your favorite fall recipes?

The fall weather we’re currently having is making me think about cookies, muffins, pies, and other baked goodies.  I haven’t baked in awhile, whether because it’s been summer (maybe) or because I just haven’t been that excited about it.  I was looking back at my blog and saw a couple of great recipes I made in the past.  Since I’m feeling a bit lazy and rushed today, let me just give you a few quick links!

There’s my “world famous” pumpkin bread.  Not truly world famous, but this stuff is foolproof, amazing, and I’ve been making it for years.  Last year I added chocolate chips to it and it was somehow improved!

I also made some delicious vegan pumpkin bars last fall.  I recommend!

I highly recommend the jam filled butter cookies from this post…


I need to use this baby more in the fall!  Hit me up with some “must bake” recipes, readers! What are your favorite fall recipes??