Friday Foodie Affair: Recipe Review & Taste the Heat Winner

 ...where I profess my love for food and food related things.

First I'd like to announce the winner from last week's Friday Foodie Affair with foodie author, Rachel Harris.

 If you missed my interview with Rachel Harris you can check it out here.

Also, if you're a fan of the Love and Games series, book 2 Seven Day Fiance has been released!

Book Links
Taste the Heat (Love and Games 1) on GoodreadsAmazon, and Barnes & Noble
Seven Day Fiancé (Love and Games 2) on GoodreadsAmazon, and Barnes & Noble

The winner of last week's giveaway for Taste the Heat (Love and Games #1) is...


Congrats! I'll be contacting you this morning.

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Now on to this week's recipe review...


 Woohoo!! I actually took a couple pictures this time! 


2c.       Pumpkin Puree
1 c.      Dark Brown Sugar
2 tsp.    Ground Cinnamon
1/8 tsp. Ground Cloves
½ tsp.   Ground Ginger
1 pkg   (8 oz) Cream Cheese, Softened
¼ tsp. Nutmeg


Cream together pumpkin and cream cheese until smooth.
Add in all other ingredients until well blended.
Refrigerate overnight to set flavors.
Serve with gingersnaps or graham crackers.

My Thoughts

Go make it...right now! Yes, that's how much I love it!

This recipe quickly became a family favorite. In fact, it's a requirement for entry into my family's Thanksgiving Dinner, haha. Essentially it's like a pumpkin pie but better, and without the crust.

I usually serve the dip with Scooby Snack graham crackers, partially because I get some sick enjoyment out of eating something called Scooby Snacks :) and partially because it's easier than breaking apart larger graham crackers. This time around hubby wanted the above pictured mini grahams and they worked out perfectly.

Fun Facts about me

I LOVE plain cream cheese. And plain brown sugar is quite tasty too.

Recipe Source
I'm not sure where I originally found this recipe but I hunted it down and found the same one here.


  1. I love cream cheese too, its one of my favorite things!
    This sounds great!

  2. I made pumpkin pancakes two weeks ago, and they were awesome! Love most things pumpkin. Thanks for the recipe.

  3. This sounds really good! I need to make this soon. Thank you! I pinned this on Pinterest. :)


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