The sweetest pumpkin recipe around.Last Thanksgiving was the first official celebration at our house and I made this pumpkin tres leches cake as one of the desserts for my dinner party. My family and friends could not get enough of it and asked for the recipe. I finally gave in and decided to publish it on Spoonful. This recipe is definitely going to be on our menu every year. The cake batter has all the spices that, to me, make it taste like fall. And the tres leches part just completes it!
1 cup butter at room temperature
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cup pureed leftover pumpkin or canned pumpkin
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup sour cream
3 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
1/4 teaspoon ginger
2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 cup evaporated milk
1 cup half and half
1 cup sweetened condensed milk
2 cups whipped topping
Blog Posts by Disney Spoonful
The sweetest pumpkin recipe around.Last Thanksgiving was the first official celebration at our house and I made this pumpkin tres leches cake as one of the desserts for my dinner party. My family and friends could not get enough of it and asked for the recipe. I finally gave in and decided to publish it on Spoonful. This recipe is definitely going to be on our menu every year. The cake batter has all the spices that, to me, make it taste like fall. And the tres leches part just completes it!Read More »from Three Cheers for Pumpkin Tres Leches Cake
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Oct 8, 2013 3:07 PM EDT
It's flan for everyone!One of my favorites desserts to make year-round is flan. The smooth, custardy texture and sweetness is comforting and delicious. It's the perfect dessert to enjoy after a hearty meal or just as a mid-afternoon treat with a cup of strong, black coffee. Since fall flavors are so inspiring, I decided to create a flan dedicated to the falling leaves and those days with long, cool nights. This autumn-inspired flan is made with sweet potatoes and lots of love for the season.Read More »from Yam Artist: Sweet Potato Flan is a Fresh Take on Classic Dessert
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups heavy cream
1 cup whole milk
15 ounces sweet potato, puree
1 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
1/4 teaspoon salt
Related: 12 better-for-you cookies that don't sacrifice on sweetness
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. In a small saucepan, heat 1 cup sugar over medium heat. Swirl the pan but do not stir, approximately 4 minutes or until the sugar dissolves and turns caramel color. Do not burn.
2. Pour into a 9" cake pan ( or 6 ramekins) and swirl the cakepan quickly
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Tue, Oct 8, 2013 2:11 PM EDT
Who wants to bob for apples, anyway?Caramel apples have a special place in my heart. When I was young, we would have these neighborhood parties -- potluck dinners -- where everyone would gather and enjoy some good food, all the soda I could drink (and then some), and often, a vintage 16-mm movie, checked out from the local library, projected on a white bed sheet. I have many happy memories of these parties, including the night we made our own caramel apples! Nowadays, neighborhood parties may seem like a thing of the past, but I've learned that one way to serve lots of people, quickly and easily, is by allowing them to assemble their own meals and desserts in a food bar! It's so much easier to prepare, and everyone seems to enjoy making their own -- however they like! So, here's a great way to create a fun memory for your autumn party guests: offer them a treat and party activity in one -- a caramel apple bar!Read More »from Top 'Til You Drop! Serve a Candy-Apple Buffet for Halloween
1. 2 (14 ounce) packages caramel candies
2. 1/4 cup water
3. 8 apples
4. Candy sticks
Perfect for Halloween snacking.Every party needs pizza, and a Halloween party calls for Bloody Pepperoni Pizza Bites! Scare-up some fun for your ghouls and goblins with these easy-to-make, fun-to-eat tomatoe-y treats. Drizzle pizza sauce over these flavorful pepperoni and cheese-stuffed crescent treats or serve the sauce on the side for easy dipping. For a vegetarian option, replace the pepperoni slices with sauteed mushrooms, grilled onions and black olives. Or add a spicy kick with a surprise jalapeño slice tucked inside.
1. 1 can (8 oz) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations® Refrigerated Seamless Dough Sheet
2. 16 pepperoni slices
3. 4 tablespoons mozzarella cheese
4. 1/2 cup pizza sauce
1. Heat oven to 375°F. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray.
2. Unroll dough sheet; cut into 4 rectangles. Cut each rectangle in half to make 8 dough strips.
3. Place 2 pepperoni slices and 1/2 tablespoon in eachRead More »from Halloween Pizza Bites Are a Bloody Good Idea
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Mon, Oct 7, 2013 2:24 PM EDT
You can never go wrong with bacon!There is no doubt in this family that mac and cheese is a dinnertime favorite. Heck, my son would probably eat it morning, noon and night if I let him. I love using the slow cooker so we can have a warm and comforting meal after sitting in the rain on busy soccer weekends. This meal cooks quickly, and doesn't take all day like many slow-cooker recipes. I decided to tinker with my traditional slow-cooker mac and cheese recipe by adding sun-dried tomatoes and bacon. Of course, my family loved it! What's not to like? Serve this with a fresh green salad and you've just proved you're a rock star in the kitchen!
IngredientsRead More »from The Slow-Cooker Strikes Again: Mac and Cheese with Bacon and Tomatoes
4 tablespoons butter
1 teaspoon sea salt (regular works fine too)
1/2 teaspoon garlic granules or powder
1/4 teaspoon dry mustard
1/4 teaspoon white pepper (black works too)
1 can (12oz) evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups 1 % or higher milk
1 can (10 3/4 oz) cheddar cheese soup
2 1/2 cups shredded cheese (I used cheddar and white cheddar)
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Oct 4, 2013 5:01 PM EDT
A wickedly decadent treat.It's no secret how much I love Halloween, and these haunting candy apples are a favorite of mine to ring in the season! Coated in sugary cinnamon shells, fresh crisp apples are mischievously turned into a wicked treat with a touch of black food coloring. Granted, I probably shouldn't have made these the other weekend after my daughter watched Snow White, because they sent her running! Thankfully, after a little coaxing she realized that these sweet treats were exactly that - sweet. Turn these traditional autumn treats into a wickedly decadent delicacy perfect for a frightful Halloween night.Read More »from Lovin' from the Coven: Witches' Black Candy Apples
2 cups sugar
3/4 cup water
2/3 cup light corn syrup
1 1/4 teaspoons black food coloring
1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
6 8-inch sticks, washed and dried, or popsicle sticks
6 red apples
parchment or wax paper
cooking oil spray
special item needed: candy thermometer
Related: 12 Halloween snacks that only Disney can pull off
1. Lightly spray
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Fri, Oct 4, 2013 2:40 PM EDT
Crunchy and convenient!If you're looking for a reason to indulge in delicious Mexican food tonight, you're in luck! Today (Oct. 4) is National Taco Day! You can go the traditional way, or spice it up and make these bite-sized taco cups, perfect for kids!
1 can refried beans
1/2 pound cooked taco-seasoned meat
1 cup shredded cheddar
1 cup salsa
1/2 cup sour cream
1/2 cup sliced black olives
1 bag Tostitos® "Scoops!" or similar tortilla chips
1. Set chips on a large platter and layer with beans, meat, cheddar, salsa, sour cream and black olives.
MORE ON SPOONFULRead More »from We've Got the Scoop! Celebrate National Taco Day the "Bite" Way
15 kid-friendly chicken recipes adults love, too
31 slow-cooker recipes that do the hard work for you
Fried mac 'n' cheese balls, Mexican sushi bites and 33 more ingenious party snacks
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Oct 3, 2013 2:23 PM EDT
Make these for the pumpkin lovers in your family!I love cookies, but I think pumpkin cookies can be tricky - it's easy for them to turn into overly-cakey orange lumps. These cookies have the fantastic pumpkin flavor I want, but the slightly crisp edges and soft (not cakey) center I need. I'm my own worst food critic, so it says something that I ate four of these in one day! They are fantastic, and my new go-to pumpkin cookie recipe. Try them out, and see what you think!
1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar, packed
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
2 teaspoons vanilla
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/8 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/8 teaspoon ground cloves
1 cup chocolate chips
1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
2. In a stand mixer, beat the butter and sugars together until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add pumpkin puree andRead More »from How to Enjoy Pumpkin … in a Chocolate Chip Cookie!
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Thu, Oct 3, 2013 1:01 PM EDT
The perfect Halloween treat! Whenever I make a cake or a batch of cookies, my son is always there to help. We love rolling dough to create cake pops and rolling chocolate to create decadent truffles. This time, I decided we should have fun with chocolate chip cookies. Using pretzels as legs, googly eyes for a funny insect expression, we made creepy crawly chocolate chip cookie spiders as a practice dessert for his Halloween themed birthday party.Read More »from Appetizing Arachnids! Make Creepy Crawly Spider Cookies
1 Roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury Refrigerated Chocolate Chip Cookies
6 ounces chocolate ready-to-spread frosting
20 candy eyes
40 pretzel sticks cut in half
Related: Mickey mummy cupcakes, poison apple cookies and 10 more Disney Halloween treats
1. Heat oven to 350°F. In large bowl, knead cookie dough and flour with hands until well mixed.
2. On floured surface, roll dough to 1/4-inch thickness. Place dough on ungreased cookie sheet.
3. Bake 10 to 12 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Cool 5 minutes; remove from cookie
- Disney Spoonful | Shine Food – Wed, Oct 2, 2013 5:53 PM EDT
The sweetest pizza you'll ever have!The taste of peanut butter, oats and chocolate in monster cookies brings back great memories from my childhood. My mom would always make something sweet for us to eat while studying for tests. And warm monster cookies with a cold glass of milk definitely cheered me up and gave me something to look forward to on those long afternoons. Just in time for Halloween, this Monster Trail Cookie Pizza should be a hit at my daughter's classroom party.
1 Roll (16.5 oz) Pillsbury™ Refrigerated Sugar Cookies
1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
1/4 cup candy-covered chocolate pieces
1/4 cup old-fashioned oats
1/4 cup raisins
1/4 cup chocolate chips
1/4 cup butter
1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 12-inch pizza pan with foil; grease foil with butter. Cut cookie dough into 1/4-inch-thick slices; arrange in pan. With floured fingers, press slices to form crust.
2. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until deepRead More »from A Slice of Everything Nice: Giant Cookie Pizza is Perfect for Halloween