Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Glaze

Andrea Meyers - Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Maple Glaze

I don’t know what Christmas morning is like at your house, but ours is pretty much chaos. The boys are up early, sometimes way too early, and breakfast doesn’t happen until all the stockings and presents have been opened and unwrapped. By then everyone is hungry and ready to eat, so tackling a major breakfast… 

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Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting and Toasted Coconut, and a Where Women Cook: Celebrate! Giveaway

Andrea Meyers - Spiced Pumpkin Layer Cake with Dulce de Leche Cream Cheese Frosting and Toasted Coconut

2012 has already started off as a busy year. On January 1st I took a big leap of faith and did something I’ve been thinking about for a long time; I officially started my own business, a photography business. So while I’ve been busy wrapping up one project I’ve also been doing all the things… 

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Wegmeyer Farms: Autumn Pumpkins (Mini Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cakes with Maple Glaze)

Andrea Meyers - Mini Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cakes with Maple Glaze

Wegmeyer Farms is off the beaten path, you might say. The last bit of road that goes out to the farm is definitely country with gravel, dirt, an old single lane bridge, and a number of deep ruts. But it’s a beautiful ride and well worth the trip to see their gorgeous hillside pumpkin field… 

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Ticonderoga Farms: Autumn Pumpkins (Roasted Pumpkin Butter)

Andrea Meyers - Pumpkin Butter

Autumn at Ticonderoga Farms means pumpkins, hayrides, and plenty of outdoor fun in their huge play area. Their pumpkin patch is a short walk from the entrance or the hayride will take you right there, though I recommend the hayride, which takes you around the bamboo maze and part of the Christmas tree forest. It’s… 

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Daily Photo: Pumpkin Blossom

We planted three kinds of pumpkins (sugar, Cinderella, and jack-o-lantern) and the plants took off like crazy. The vines are running all over the bed where we planted them and spilling out onto the grass, which we really don’t mind. In the last few days, the vines started showing a blossom or two, and this… 

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Pumpkin Custard with Mascarpone Cream

Pumpkin Custard with Mascarpone Cream - Andrea Meyers

As the big day approaches, our anticipation grows. For the first time since we moved to Northern Virginia, my whole family will be joining us for Thanksgiving, and we are thrilled that everyone is able to make the trip. When we were kids, our family would make a 22-hour nonstop drive from Kansas City back… 

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