Fall is one of the most beautiful and tasteful times of the year! The leaves are changing, the temperature is dropping and every coffee shop is serving some kind of yummy pumpkin themed latte.
One of my favorite fall memories is carving pumpkins with the family – dad’s was always scary, mom’s was always happy, my sister’s were always artsy and creative… and then there was mine. Let’s just say carving pumpkins was not my forte so I was super excited when I found some awesome ideas for decorating pumpkins that don’t involve carving at all! Here are some fun ways to get festive this season without the mess and frustration:
In addition to decorating with pumpkins, fall is the best time of the year for making fresh pumpkin pie, pumpkin bars and everything in between! One of my favorite fall treats is my sister’s famous Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies. The recipe is simple and I usually double the batch:
Beat the pumpkin, butter and sugar first. Add other ingredients saving the chocolate chips for last. Drop with a teaspoon and bake at 375 for 8-10 minutes and top with your favorite cream cheese icing. Enjoy!