Cooler weather makes me want to run go turn on the oven and bake something wonderful. Something that will scent the house like Fall...and Thanksgiving...something like this:
Easy Spice-y Pumpkin Cake
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. water
1/2 can pumpkin puree
1/4 butter, melted and cooled (1/2 a stick)
2 t. pumpkin pie spice
1/2 t. salt
1 1/2 c. flour
1 t. baking soda
1 tub buttercream frosting (or make your own!)
1/2 c. walnuts (with some extra pumpkin pie spice and a little dab of butter)
Meanwhile, toast the walnuts: I crushed mine up a bit, added to a skillet with a sprinkle of spice and a little dab of butter. Watch it carefully and stir it constantly over low to med heat to toast the nuts. Cool.
Frosting from a tub - I cheated today and it worked out beautifully! I stored the leftover in the freezer. After frosting it, scatter the nuts on top, perk a pot of cinnamon coffee and serve!
Don't mind if I do! (: