Really Great Pumpkin

Here at the T&C house, we always manage to watch “It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown,” at least once during October.  When the children were little, watching “The Great Pumpkin” meant lights out, pajamas on, and a big bowl of homemade caramel corn.  Happily, our brood still enjoys the tradition, the difficulty is getting everyone together.  We’re hoping for an evening during Big’s fall break.its-the-great-pumpkin One of my favorite quotes from the Peanuts gang is when Linus says, “There are three things I have learned never to discuss with people: religion, politics, and The Great Pumpkin.”  I love Linus; he’s so earnest.
I also am crazy about this Krusteaz  mix that I found recently at Costco.  Typically, I’m not too keen on using baking mixes as it’s not really much trouble to bake from scratch, but I decided to give this a try.  IMG_4384I already have a terrific pumpkin bread recipe, but the recipes for pancakes and cookies definitely caught my eye.  I made the cookies, adding semi-sweet chocolate chips, for our picnic cruise and for tailgating at Clemson.  They were a big hit at both events.IMG_4386The pumpkin spice flavor is surprisingly good!  
IMG_4388The baking time is only about 12 minutes, which is about twice as long as it takes Middle to polish a dozen off, along with a gallon of milk, of course!  I did manage to bake a batch on the sly, so that the Mister and I could have something in hand when we went to meet the new neighbors.pumpkincookies
Welcome to the neighborhood, Erin and Phil!
What is your favorite pumpkin-flavored treat?  Sweet or savory?


  1. I love me a good Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks :) however I am going to be trying a good pumpkin bread pudding recipe soon!

  2. I want to move in next to you:).

  3. I just bought this movie on DVD to replace our VHS version. One is never too old for a Charlie Brown movie. I recently came across a wonderful recipe for pumpkin bars, I posted it on my blog. Those cookies look very yummy and I love the way you packaged them.

  4. I love all of the Peanuts specials :O) I have a cute photo of my son when he was a baby - sitting in his Bumbo in front of The Great Pumpkin on the tv...sound asleep lol!

  5. I made the teachers pumpkin spice cookies last week at my daughters school. They ate every last one!

  6. I love how you present things, I must look online for cellophane bags and ribbons, I wrap things in tinfoil or waxed paper, I need to learn how to finish things off properly.


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