Filling my time….

September is in full swing now and there is no looking back. While our weather is pushing for a little Indian Summer action it can’t fool me, I know that Fall is on its way. This is the time of year when my soul awakens and comes alive. Leaves will rustle under my feet. All my cute coats get pulled out of the closet. The chill in the air in the morning. The trips to the pumpkin patch. Hot chocolate. Hot cider. Hot tea. Warm blankets. Snuggly fiancé’s and pups. All good, all good. And of course all the Fall baking.

I’ve worked out a little system of sorts in order to get to bake and while it takes three times as long right now I’m not doing a whole lot. There isn’t much on day time or night time TV for the matter. I’ve watched way too many movies. Including such winners as the North Shore (which ran at like 3am) and Road House (which I couldn’t make it through). I’ve watched Tombstone four times now because they keep showing it. :)I tried doing Twitter for a while, which apparently the key to having time for Twitter is being injure and have nothing to do. Though Tweeting while on Vicodin gets me thinking (and therefore Tweeting) things like do conjoined twins both feel when they are having sex. Which for the record no one wrote me back on that. And I kind of still wonder that but live in fear of what a Google search of that would bring up. ;)

Yesterday was the kiddos first day back at school around these parts. In good news all of MDP’s kids happily reported that the first day of school was pretty good. Which is a miracle unto itself. Since it was our day to have the kids I wanted to make sure they had a back to school treat. You would think PB and J treat but since I had a half a can of pumpkin sitting in the fridge pumpkin it was again. This is a spin on the Pumpkin Whoopie Pies I made awhile back from the original Baked book Baked: New Frontiers in Baking where originally I made it with maple cream cheese filling. If that sounds more yummy than these go here. But if you want to try them with a little malted Nutella filling then this is the recipe you want to go with. Did the kids like them? They asked to take them home and inhaled a few while they were here.

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  1. Thank god I’m not the only one that wonders those things. I, too, fear what kind of answers and popups would appear on the screen if I Googled it though. Someone should just write a report on it.

    I can’t wait to start baking with pumpkin. I’ve got a can of the stuff in my dorm right now. But my morals on fall prevent me from baking with pumpkin until October 1st. So I will sit and wait and droll over these cute little whoopee pies :)

  2. Wow..I know a few people in my family that would love these..That doggie is too cute.

  3. Lol, oh dear, vicodin trips. But malted filling in a pumpkin smoosh pie… Drool.

  4. Those pies look delicious! And your dog is very cute.

  5. I once made a pumpkin Nutella pie but didn’t like it as much as traditional pumpkin. I think these whoopie pies are winners though

  6. Tried making these today. Great recipe for the cakes! I found the nutella filling a little overwhelming though. It’s tasty, and I love nutella, but I think next time I might use traditional cream cheese filling, and maybe stud the cakes w some mini chocolate chips to get that chocolatey fix.

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