Friday, September 7, 2012

Brandy's Guest Post - Pumpkin Dip!


Today I'm taking a day off from blogging b/c I'm currently in the process of walking 20 miles for MS!  Woo!  While I'm at the MS Challenge Walk you can enjoy a guest post from my friend Brandy.  She blogs over at  A Little Bit of Brandy so go show her some love!  For all you pumpkin lovers out there does Brandy have a treat for you today.  Enjoy!!
 -  Jodi xoxo
 
I am super excited to be guest posting today! Many thanks to Jodi for having me!

Let me just tell you that I’ve had parties on my brain lately. My little guy turned one on August 28th and I was knee-deep in pirate stuff for his birthday party. I don’t know what it’s like for you, but as much as I love hosting parties at my house, my stress level tends to sky-rocket during those times. I need all the help I can get. (Thank goodness for Pinterest!)


As we move into fall, get-togethers with friends are something I really look forward to. And while I’m not exactly a sports fanatic, I’m married to one, so football is definitely going to be on our TV. That’s fine by me. Jeff will invite his friends over and there will be a bunch of guys in my living room, dying for snacks. One of my favorite things to serve during the fall months is pumpkin dip with ginger cookies. If you’ve never tried it, this needs to be the year you do! Whether you’re hosting a football party or a girls’ night, or you just need something to take to someone else’s party, this is a super easy, delicious appetizer to serve. Pumpkin dip has become something of a tradition at our house on Halloween. It’s also a great appetizer for events like Thanksgiving. So I want to share the recipe with you!


Here’s what you need:

1 8 oz cream cheese

1 large can of pumpkin pie mix (not canned pumpkin)

2 cups of powdered sugar

cinnamon to taste

1/2 tsp ginger

Mix the cream cheese and spices together first, then add in pumpkin pie mix, then sugar. Serve with ginger cookies, sugar cookies, or fruit, and enjoy! During the fall, our grocery store sells some soft cinnamon cookies that go great with the dip too. If you want to get really creative, you can use a real pumpkin (scoop out the insides!) for the bowl for your dip.

One of my favorite aspects about fall is the delicious foods everyone makes. There’s just something warm and comforting about fall and winter foods. Chili, beef stew, chicken and dumplings, homemade chicken soup, pot roast, turkey and stuffing—what fall foods do you like best? Is there a dish or dessert that you bring out especially around fall or winter? I’m always looking for new recipes to try during this time of year. Don’t you just love how good food brings people together?



7 comments:

  1. Thanks so much for letting me guest post today, Jodi! So fun!

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  2. Paulinho confirms Tottenham interest
    Agen Bola indo11.com reported, Brazil midfielder Paulinho has confirmed that Tottenham have made a transfer bid to Corinthians in the hope of signing him.
    The 24-year-old is currently in Brazil with his national team at the FIFA Confederations Cup, but he did not play in his country’s 4-2 win over Italy on Saturday due to an ankle injury.
    Paulinho has a reported release clause of 17 million pounds and reports in the media had suggested that Tottenham had met the club’s valuation.
    And Paulinho himself confirmed that the Premier League club had made the bid, while adding that he would wait before deciding on his future.
    “There is an official offer from Tottenham to Corinthinans but, as I did when there was an Inter Milan offer, I’ll sit and decide with my family before I make any decision,” Paulinho said following Brazil’s latest win.
    “And I will only do it after the Confederations Cup because it’s hard to deal with all these things.”asreported byIndo Eleven.
    Source : www.indo11.com

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  3. Paulinho confirms Tottenham interest
    Agen Bola indo11.com reported, Brazil midfielder Paulinho has confirmed that Tottenham have made a transfer bid to Corinthians in the hope of signing him.
    The 24-year-old is currently in Brazil with his national team at the FIFA Confederations Cup, but he did not play in his country’s 4-2 win over Italy on Saturday due to an ankle injury.
    Paulinho has a reported release clause of 17 million pounds and reports in the media had suggested that Tottenham had met the club’s valuation.
    And Paulinho himself confirmed that the Premier League club had made the bid, while adding that he would wait before deciding on his future.
    “There is an official offer from Tottenham to Corinthinans but, as I did when there was an Inter Milan offer, I’ll sit and decide with my family before I make any decision,” Paulinho said following Brazil’s latest win.
    “And I will only do it after the Confederations Cup because it’s hard to deal with all these things.”asreported byIndo Eleven.
    Source : www.indo11.com

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  4. De la Torre pleased despite Mexico exit
    Agen Bola indo11.com reported, Mexico coach Jose Manuel de la Torre was pleased with his players after they ended their Confederations Cup campaign with a win over Japan.
    A brace from Manchester United star Javier Hernandez was enough to secure a 2-1 victory for the Mexicans in Brazil, while Japan scored an 86th-minute consolation from Shinji Okazaki.
    Neither side were able to progress from Group A, with Brazil and Italy moving into the semi-finals, but de la Torre was pleased with his side’s win in Belo Horizonte.
    “The team did very well today, we put together some good moves and managed to score,” de la Torre said.
    “That’s what stood out for me, as well as my players’ constant fighting spirit. I’m confident this team will continue developing. “It’s good to leave on a high note.”
    Japan coach Alberto Zaccheroni, meanwhile, said his players were tired after their epic 4-3 loss to Italy on Thursday.asreported byIndo Eleven.
    Japan, who have already booked their place at the 2014 World Cup, finished bottom of Group A without a point.
    Source : www.indo11.com

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  5. Rodgers praises Mignolet, insists Reina has Liverpool future
    Agen Bola indo11.com reported, Brendan Rodgers insists the possible signing of Simon Mignolet from Sunderland does not signal the end of Pepe Reina’s Liverpool career.
    Liverpool boss Rodgers has spoken of his admiration for 24-year-old Mignolet amid reports that the two clubs have agreed a fee for the highly-rated goalkeeper.
    Reina’s future has been the subject of much debate in recent weeks after being linked with a return to Barcelona, but Rodgers is adamant the Spain international, who is currently away at the FIFA Confederations Cup, is still part of his plans for next season.
    Rodgers told talkSPORT: “One of the things we’re trying to build is a competitive squad.
    “Our squad was very thin last year and it was great we were able to introduce a few young players from our academy but it’s very important that we have competition in every position and that wasn’t always the case.
    “Pepe Reina and I went out for a meal a couple of months before the end of the season and I told him exactly what we were going to do, which was to provide real competition in that area.
    “He was fully aware of my intention over the course of the last few months. It certainly wouldn’t be a surprise to Pepe.
    “Pepe is a fantastic goalkeeper but Simon Mignolet is a player that has done really well. He’s also part of an emerging Belgium squad that has come into a golden era. He’s very much a part of that.
    “When you work with Pepe, he’s a great man. A very committed man to the club and he’s an outstanding goalkeeper.”asreported byIndo Eleven.
    Reina has played more than 300 times for Liverpool in all competitions after joining from Villarreal in 2005.
    Source : www.indo11.com

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