Fancy This Features – Pumpkin Treats Edition

Hello lovelies!!! Happy Monday and Happy October! 🙂
First off, we are thrilled to welcome our October Sponsors! If you would check out the sidebar there, to the left… Each of those lovelies has already earned a special place in our hearts, and I’m sure they will in yours as well!

Now for a special Pumpkin TREATS Edition of Fancy This Features!
Friday we hosted our special Pumpkin Edition of Fancy This Fridays! It’s still open and will remain open for the rest of this week… so if you have yet to get your pumpkin posts, linked up, there’s still time!!!

Today, we’re featuring a few of our favorite pumpkin treats that have been shared so far…

First up… Don’t these Pumpkin Truffles sound AMAZING!!! Torie of Free Spirit Reins doesn’t even like pumpkin (the shame, I know!) but even a pumpkin hater, has to make a pumpkin recipe once in awhile. 😉

Next up, VixenMade shared these scrumptious Pumpkin Whoopie Pies! My mouth is literally watering right now… YUM!!!

And we can’t leave out the doggies!!! Kym of Travel Babbles shared a Pupkin Doggie Treat (the m is left out on purpose of course!) recipe! You’ve got to watch the video of her dog, Brutus… hilarious!!!

Here’s a featured on Truly Lovely button for you three ladies!

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Looking for more fancy inspiration? Check out our Featured on Truly Lovely Pinterest board!

And don’t forget! There’s still time to link up YOUR pumpkin post!!!

Have a lovely week dolls!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Fancy This Fridays Pumpkin Week Edition

It’s time!
The conclusion of our Pumpkin Week series on Truly Lovely means it’s time for YOU to share YOUR pumpkin posts!!!
Kassi shared a No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe and a Pumpkin Dump Cake recipe while Kayli shared a Pumpkin Muffin with Chocolate Ganache recipe. Then yesterday she featured some past Fancy This Pumpkin links shared by you!

So today, it’s your turn! Pumpkin recipes, crafts, anything pumpkin related we want to see!!!

The rules for this special Pumpkin Week Edition of Fancy This Fridays are the same as always…

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Besides one bonus request… We ask that you grab the button above and share it on your posts so your readers will be able to click over and share in all this amazing pumpkin goodness! 😉

Fancy This Fridays Rules:

1. Please link directly to the project post on your blog.
Not the blog itself.
2. Please link only your OWN posts.
We prefer to see what YOU have been up to… not someone random.
3. Please grab a button and display it somewhere on your blog. On your sidebar, on your posts, on your linky party page. We aren’t picky!
4. We would LOVE if you would comment on at least one other link.
Just pop over and say “Hello, coming by from Truly Lovely”, or something more clever… You know…

You might notice the first few links are past Pumpkin posts on Truly Lovely… which only goes to show, we’ve always been big fans! 😉



Thanks in advance for sharing your posts with us dolls! We've enjoyed sharing one of our favorite things with you this week!
All things PUMPKIN!!!

FYI: The winner of the Sept. Group Giveaway has been announced here... Was it you? 😉

Happy Friday!!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Pumpkin Muffins with Chocolate Ganache

Happy Pumpkin Week dears!! It’s Kayli. (:

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Let me tell you a little story.

Once upon a time there was a girl who  was quite excited to try a couple pumpkin recipes, so she went out and bought pumpkin puree and set off on a fantastic pumpkin adventure. It all started great but alas, there was a disappointing turn of events. One recipe was a total bust. In my defense it was actually a microwave recipe and the oven is my domain. I was disappointed but the next recipe, pumpkin muffins, gave me much less trouble. The recipe was actually for baked donuts but I didn’t have a pan and the author of the original recipe said you could make muffins instead. She DID say that they were much better as doughnuts because of the crispy outside, cakey inside ratio but that it was do-able. I have to admit that when I pulled the muffins out and took a test bite, I felt like something was missing. I needed another element- the first thing that came to mind was cream cheese drizzle. (Which you should totally try by the way, because I’m sure it would be DELICIOUS. I think I’ll try it myself next time.)  I didn’t have cream cheese this time around but I DID have chocolate chips! (:  In the madness a wonderful creation was born, pumpkin muffins with chocolate ganache. For the original doughnut/muffin recipe you can go here. Keep in mind you want pumpkin puree NOT pumpkin pie filling.

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For the muffins:

Mix together in a bowl

  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups pumpkin puree (Just pumpkin NOT pumpkin pie filling)
  • 1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 1 1/2 tsp. baking powder

Once smooth, gradually add in

  • 1 3/4 cups PLUS 2 tbs. of all purpose flour

Bake at 350* for roughly 25 minutes

I originally rolled mine in cinnamon sugar which did add in a different texture, if you want to do that make sure to do it while the muffins are still warm so it sticks on there. (:

For the ganache:

  • Chocolate chips (I used a mixture of semi-sweet and milk)
  • Milk (or sweetened condensed)

The fact of the matter is, there are a lot of ways to make ganache. You can do a double boiler method and melt your chips using a pie pan over a pan of boiling water, you can microwave the chips and do it that way. You can use regular milk, you can use sweetened condensed, you can make it thicker by using less milk or thinner by adding more, if it doesn’t have the right consistency go ahead and add more chips or milk and get it where you want it. I trust you’ll figure it out. (: I ended up doing mine in the microwave in the interest of saving some time, I put the chips and milk in a small bowl and microwaved them for 30 seconds then stirred until smooth. If they don’t melt quickly when stirred put them back in for another 10 seconds until they do.

Then I drizzled the chocolate on top of the muffins using a spoon and prayed they would be as delicious as they looked.

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Sweet success! Turns out I LOVE pumpkin and chocolate.

So there it is friends. Happy Pumpkin Week and let me know if you try them! (:

P.S. Don’t forget to get YOUR pumpkin recipes ready to link up with us on Friday! Any pumpkin post will be welcome! Crafts, recipes, etc!

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Welcome to Day 2 of…

I have another delicious pumpkin recipe to share with you!!!
See day one of Pumpkin Week on Truly Lovely here with a delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe!

This recipe for Pumpkin Dump Cake comes from 101 Things to Do with a Cake Mix.
They call them Pumpkin Pie Bars… But after making this yummy myself, I think it favors a dump cake more than bars.

Pumpkin Pie Dump Cake

The ingredients needed to Pumpkin Dump Cake are:

Bottom Layer Ingredients:

  • 1 large can of pumpkin (29 oz)
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 1 cup of sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/2 tsp ginger
  • 1/2 tsp salt

Top Layer Ingredients:

  • 1 yellow cake mix
  • 3/4 cup of chopped walnuts
  • 1 1/2 sticks of butter, melted

ingredients for a pumpkin dump cake

First mix together all the ingredients for the bottom layer. Pour into a greased, 9 x 13 baking dish or pan.
Your bottom layer will look like so…

making a pumpkin dump cake

Next you’ll want to spread the dry yellow cake mix over the top of your bottom layer (I just shook it out of the cake mix bag so that it covered the entire bottom layer). Then top the cake mix with the chopped walnuts.
Finally pour the melted butter all over the top layer. At this point your cake will look like this…

making a pumpkin dump cake

Bake in a 350 degree oven for 45-55 minutes or until golden brown.

It’s completely AMAZING served while warm… I’m also betting it would be delightful topped with a little whipped cream!

Happy Pumpkin Week Lovelies!!!
Don’t forget to come back on Friday to link up YOUR pumpkin posts!!!

Linking this here and here and to these.

P.S. Hope you enjoyed this post! If so, we’d love if you’d follow along!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Since we have officially declared this last week of September, the first week of Autumn… as…

Let’s get things rolling today with one of my favorite pumpkin recipes!
No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake!
(Get your very own Pumpkin Week Button here!)

No Bake Pumkin Cheesecake Recipe

The ingredients needed for Pumpkin Cheesecake are:

  • 1 8 oz. package of softened cream cheese
  • 1 cup of canned pumpkin (about half a 15 oz can)
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 tsp of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp of ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 graham cracker pie crust
  • 1 tub of whipped cream topping

pumpkin cheesecake recipe

Quick Tip: Make SURE your cream cheese is REALLY soft! If not, it will make for a very lumpy cheesecake!

Combine all ingredients, minus the whipped cream in a large bowl. I used my KitchenAid mixer.

making a pumpkin cheesecake

Mix all ingredients together until fully combined. Now, fold in about half the tub of whipped cream topping. {Save the rest for cheesecake topping later on.}
Spread your cheesecake mix into the graham cracker pie crust.

pumpkin cheesecake recipe

At this point you can take cool cheesecake reflection pictures in your metal mixing bowl if your like me… 😉
Or just refrigerate your pretty orange cheesecake for at LEAST 3 hours. Otherwise, it’s really hard to get out a decent slice…

Once you do cut a slice, top with a dollop of the left over whipped cream topping and enjoy!

delicious pumpkin cheesecake

Happy Pumpkin Week pretties!!!
Don’t forget to get YOUR pumpkin posts together to link with us on the 28th!

Linking this here and here and to these.

P.S. Hope you enjoyed this post! If so, we’d love if you’d follow along!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely

Fancy This Fridays #94 and Announcing Pumpkin Week!!!

Hey dolls!!! Happy Friday!
Since tomorrow is the official first day of Autumn AND since we’re HUGE fans of all things pumpkin around here…
Kayli and I have decided to officially declare next week as…

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All week we will be sharing our favorite pumpkin posts!
We invite you to create your own pumpkin post and have it ready to link up with us on Friday, the 28th!
It can be a pumpkin recipe, decoration, an ode to all things pumpkin if you like. 😉 As long as it’s pumpkin related we want to see it on the 28th!!
It can also be an older post, doesn’t have to be a new one!!!

Please feel free to grab a button and spread the word! We would appreciate the love!!!

While you’re here, don’t forget to enter our Sept. Group Giveaway!

AND link up for Fancy This Fridays! 😉

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Fancy This Fridays Rules:

1. Please link directly to the project post on your blog.
Not the blog itself.
2. Please link only your OWN posts.
We prefer to see what YOU have been up to… not someone random.
3. Please grab a button and display it somewhere on your blog. On your sidebar, on your posts, on your linky party page. We aren’t picky!
4. We would LOVE if you would comment on at least one other link.
Just pop over and say “Hello, coming by from Truly Lovely”, or something more clever… You know…
THANKS FOR LINKING LOVELIES!!! Enjoy your weekend!!!!

Kassi @ Truly Lovely