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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars

I mentioned when I wrote about the delicious breakfast potatoes that I made, that I also made a couple of desserts for that brunch as well.  One of those desserts was lemon bundt cake, that I’ve made in the past. (and is super easy to make and turns out delicious.)  The other was a request from my Mom to make Two Peas and Their Pod’s recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars.  I’m not a fan of pumpkin, but other people are, so I figured it would be a good way for me to try a new recipe, even if I wasn’t going to eat it.

The process of making the bars was pretty much the same as any other chocolate chip bar recipe – basically just with the addition of pumpkin and pumpkin pie spice.


I didn’t eat any of them, so I can’t really comment on taste, but they looked like they turned out well and people seemed to enjoy them.

Ease: A, not any more difficult than any other bar recipe.
Taste: ?, can’t really comment because I didn’t try any but they seemed to go over well.

Would I make them again?  Yeah I think so.  I know I have lots of other friends that are pumpkin fans, so I may make them again for another gathering or gift.

Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever

Last weekend my brother and his girlfriend came in to town to celebrate my Mom’s birthday.  We decided that for her birthday we would make her (and the rest of the family) brunch.  They were in charge of making crepes and filling, and meat. (there was a savory caramelized onion option, and a blueberry sauce, delicious.) The husband and I were in charge of breakfast potatoes and a couple of desserts.  (Brunch totally needs dessert, right?)

I’m a big fan of breakfast potatoes, and I’ve made regular roasted potatoes before, so they seemed like an easy enough thing to make.  I searched the internet for a recipe to guide me, and by far the most popular one that I found was a recipe from The Pioneer Woman called Best Breakfast Potatoes Ever.  I know that some people swear by some of Ree’s recipes, but I’m pretty sure this is the first one I’ve ever made.


They turned out really well! I made half of a batch (1 sheet pan full instead of two) and it was the perfect amount for 6 people.  I also didn’t put in the peppers, just because we aren’t really fans.

The recipe was not really difficult.  It was a little labor intensive cutting up the potatoes, onions, and garlic, but not anything too difficult or complicated. A couple of things of note though. 1) when I seasoned them with the amounts recommended, it didn’t look like there was much seasoning on them at all, but after eating them, it was the perfect amount, I’m glad I didn’t add more.  2) If you print only the “recipe” and not the entire post, it doesn’t include a lot of directions.  Maybe for some people this is ok, but I liked having it step by step like it was on her post so I knew I was doing things correctly.

Ease: A-, a little bit of chopping, and some time to make, but not anything too difficult.
Taste: A+, I really think they tasted like restaurant quality breakfast potatoes.  Delicious.

Would I make them again?  Yeah I think so.  Definitely for another brunch, or gathering.

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