The Parchment

The Parchment

October 28, 2010

All Things Pumpkin: An Epilogue

So this weekend, Becky and I tried our hand at a few new recipes. Included in these were All Things Pumpkin as delightfully detailed on Becky's blog. Of course, you'll notice she didn't include a picture of the pumpkin cookies.

There are a few reasons for that. First, we were too busy talking, brain storming and eating the results to remember the photo. Second, the cookies, though delicious, were FLAT! They looked a little more like pumpkin crepes than cookies.

We had some of the roasted pumpkin leftover and - as I had a cook out to attend tonight - I decided to try the cookies again.

They look so promising when they go into the oven...

But 10 minutes guessed it. Flat again!

Still, all is not lost. Thanks to the creative thinking of my mother, a solution has been found. While this recipe seems to be a failure at making plump cookies... as pumpkin cream cheese whoopie pies, it is a resounding success!

October 19, 2010

Our Prayer in the Desert...

...Make that our prayer in the jungle. There's not a lot of desert in Panama. We four ladies who went to Panama this summer have declared this our theme song. It always helps to remember that "God is my Victory and He is here."