Last night we attended our very first "Trunk or Treat." Don't know what that is? It's this really cool way of doing "Trick or Treating" in a parking lot with candy in people's trunks. Also, it's safer so yu don't worry about your kids walking by themselves.
The party also featured "Glow Chucks" (it was at Will's karate school) and the kids had a great time! Also a costume contest and the purpose of this blog, a pumpkin cooking contest.
Brian was originally going to make individual pumpkin creme brulees, but we didn't have enough time since we were also preparing for Will's birthday party this weekend. So I found a recipe for pumpkin cupcakes with caramel cream cheese frosting. They were an awesome Pinterest find and really easy. Any recipe that lets you use a box mix and a jar of caramel ice cream topping is aces in my book. After the cupcakes are baked you take a straw and poke holes in them, then put caramel topping in the holes. It makes for a really moist, sweet cake. And the frosting was incredible too! We had said that we were going to bring cookies, which I had planned on just buying. I never got to the store though, so Brian baked pumpkin chocolate chip cookies for the potluck table. They were really good too, chewy and just enough pumpkin flavor.
We didn't win the contest...a pumpkin-maple bar with bacon took the prize. And who can argue with that....it's BACON! We did get a lot of compliments, though. There's always next year. And stupidly....I didn't get a picture. Use your imaginations this time. :)