Monthly Archives: October 2012

pumpkin chocolate chip bars

I love breaking out the yummy fall inspired pumpkin recipes once the season rolls around.  This recipe was simple, pretty healthy and delicious.

Ingredients:
1/2 cup pumpkin puree
1 whole egg
2 egg whites
1 tbsp vegetable or canola oil
1 cup flour
1 tsp baking powder
1 tsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/2 tsp ground allspice
1/4 tsp ground nutmeg
1/4 tsp salt
2/3 cup brown sugar, packed
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips

 

 

 

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 350.  Coat an 11 x 7 pan with cooking spray, butter or parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, combine pumpkin puree, eggs and oil until smooth.

3. In a separate smaller bowl, combine flour, baking powder, cocoa powder, spices, salt and brown sugar.  Add to pumpkin mixture and mix well.  Stir in chocolate chips.

4. Pour evenly into baking pan and bake for 15-20 minutes.  Insert toothpick to check for doneness.

5. Enjoy!

originally found on pinterst via pennies on a platter

doing what i love

I have been on a blog hiatus.  On purpose.  Kind of.  Life got busy and I needed some room away from all the screens to breathe.  While I was away, I found some fresh air, but I lost the motivation that comes from the discipline of making my thoughts, photos, musings, projects and inspirations public in blogland.  Not only does it motivate me, but I genuinely love the creative outlet of blogging.

And so I am back.  Doing something I love.  Looking for motivation to do more of what I love.  And to let this love infiltrate all that I do.

What do you love?  What would you love to do?

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