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Title: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: mdanziger on October 04, 2013, 01:54:29 PM
It's time to once again make pumpkin everything.  I have been looking at all of the wonderful pumpkin recipes from years past.  There are recipes for pumpkin pie, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin soup... just to name a few.  I love this time of year.
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: Doug Varrieur on October 04, 2013, 02:59:55 PM
No doubt! We stock up on canned pumpkin now as it's available. That way we can enjoy pumpkin recipes for much of the year. We eat turkey often as well. Good to see you back mdanziger :)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 05, 2013, 10:09:55 AM
October is one of my favorite months!Crisp air and hearty foods ;)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: Souper on October 05, 2013, 11:00:38 AM
I like it because it's almost Holloween time!
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: mouseissue on October 05, 2013, 11:37:56 AM
I like it because it's almost Holloween time!

Hi, Souper! :)

Halloween is the kick off of "high carb (sugar) season" where people gain the most weight.

Stay away from the carbs, and you'll do fine.
Enjoy some of the many FTS treats instead! :)

Tony
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 05, 2013, 12:23:44 PM
I plan to make Halloween shaped chocolates for my daughter. I bought a large pre-sweetened sugar free chocolate bar  to melt & put in the Wilton molds.
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 06, 2013, 10:48:12 AM
There are lots of candy recipes in the Fat to skinny bakery book.I love halloween I decorate my entire house! My favorite holiday,all about happy kids and CANDY!!! :D
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: mouseissue on October 06, 2013, 12:43:17 PM
There are lots of candy recipes in the Fat to skinny bakery book.I love halloween I decorate my entire house! My favorite holiday,all about happy kids and CANDY!!! :D

Just not TOO much candy!... Poopy kids are not much fun.  :D

Tony
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: shawn116 on October 06, 2013, 01:54:54 PM
 :D :D :D :D  Tony you are too funny   ;D
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 06, 2013, 02:29:08 PM
Funny Tony! Hope the sugar chocolate bar I got from Trader Joes to melt works in my Wilton Halloween candy molds.

Went to a Jobs Daughters fundraiser breakfast. Told them hold the pancakes & biscuit & add more sausage & bacon. Ate scrambled eggs with 2 tsp sausage gravy over them, 2 sausages & 1 bacon. Drank coffee black because I don't use that powder creamer junk.
Bought Mary a pretty top for cheap at the event. We came home & changed out of our Halloween decor t-shirts & jewelry. Took a pic of us in our yard. You can see how baggy my size 12's are now.
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Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: shawn116 on October 06, 2013, 11:00:09 PM
You ladies look fantastic!   :)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 07, 2013, 01:21:12 AM
Thanks, I'm wearing Mary's old shirt that fit her last year. It has a cross & says "Always Beside Me".
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: morgan on October 07, 2013, 03:39:33 AM
 :)  looking good ladies ...
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 07, 2013, 10:01:18 AM
You look lovely ladies! :)
Tony too true! I use Zero for my candies now so that isn't a issue.Russell Stovers however thats another story! :D
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 08, 2013, 11:26:13 PM
Made these tonight! Getting ready for a sweet Halloween that we will not gain weight on!

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Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 09, 2013, 06:46:24 PM
really cute susie!
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: NoellBlue1 on October 10, 2013, 12:44:41 AM
 :) I love pumpkin based foods!  Someone should make a FTS approved pumpkin latte, that would be just wonderful. :)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 10, 2013, 09:49:25 AM
Pumpkin coffee is in all the stores now.A latte is heavy cream and Zero right? :) You can have it Noell :)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 18, 2013, 12:05:30 PM
I'm having grandson over tomorrow, sneaking in my low carb food. Will take pictures and share tomorrow.
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 20, 2013, 08:44:44 AM
My grandson loves my food cause he can have cake for breakfast! :D His favorite is my carrot cake out of the Fat to Skinny Bakery book. ;) Have fun with your grandson!
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 20, 2013, 09:53:45 AM
We had a wonderful Day at the Pumpkin Patch at Cal-Poly Pomona. Afterwards we were tired so ate lunch- my Fall chili, fruit kabobs, cheese kabobs & Goulish Pumpkin Muffins. Afterwards we relaxed and watched Dr Who online.


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Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: NoellBlue1 on October 20, 2013, 07:38:56 PM
You have a lovely family Susie, glad you got the chance to spend time with your loved ones. :)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: morgan on October 20, 2013, 10:50:08 PM
I love the orange and black striped tights.  Sigh..... wish I was younger.....
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: Elizabeth779 on October 28, 2013, 05:34:55 AM
Hi Susie -- the pics look great (and fun).....so, how do you make the chocolate -- what recipe do you use? 

I really need to get busy and make some new recipes.....very hungry for some pumpkin something.....
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: anjelhands on October 28, 2013, 08:08:45 AM
Cute pics!  :)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 28, 2013, 09:49:20 AM
I would wear those tights :D Elizabeth 48 pounds??You are doing great! ;D
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 28, 2013, 11:49:22 AM
Hi Elizabeth, Wow 48lbs, you must be a couple sizes smaller!

Here is one recipe I put in October Contest:


Halloween Peanut Butter Chocolates

I saw fat bomb recipes online. One idea I had was to make molded chocolates easily for Halloween & keep in the fridge. So I adapted a recipe and made these.
12 net carbs for entire recipe

3/4 cup melted refined organic coconut oil
1/4 cup Peanut Butter (8 net carbs for Arrowhead Mills Organic Unsweetened)
48 drops FTS Zero Sweet
4 TBS Unsweetened Cocoa Powder (4 net carbs)
1 stick melted salted sweet cream butter

Put silicone candy mold on a cookie sheet. Mix ingredients with hand mixer, pour in silicone candy mold. Freeze 30 minutes. Store in fridge or freezer, they will start to melt in hot hands though.

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Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: mouseissue on October 28, 2013, 02:37:00 PM
Hi, Elizabeth! :)

In the mood for pumpkin "something"?....

Go here (our Desserts and Sweets area) and in the search bar, enter "pumpkin";
http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?board=27.0 (http://www.fattoskinny.net/index.php?board=27.0)

You find a number of pumpkin variations for any mood! ;)

Tony
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: Doug Varrieur on October 29, 2013, 08:38:45 AM
How much fun is that! Morgan, go get yourself some black and orange stripe'd tights! You're only as old as you feel  ::)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 29, 2013, 08:48:36 AM
Susie those are wicked cool! Gotta make these! :D
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 29, 2013, 11:18:44 AM
I'd like to make some that I don't have to refrigerate. Haven't seen a good recipe online yet.
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on October 30, 2013, 10:23:12 AM
Is it still hot where you are? :)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 30, 2013, 12:36:11 PM
It's been about mid 70's, about 45f in the morning this week. It's supposed to be low 80's Sat & Sun.
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: Elizabeth779 on October 31, 2013, 04:34:14 AM
thanks for the recipe Susie -- going to make these tomorrow....to help with those late night (I work late at night) choco cravings....

Hug
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on October 31, 2013, 08:33:38 AM
You're welcome!
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on November 11, 2013, 11:07:13 AM
Made pumpkin muffins again but added chia gel to make them more moist and nutritious. Topped with homemade whipped cream & was just like a nice pumpkin pie treat.

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Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: anjelhands on November 11, 2013, 04:45:21 PM
How much chia seeds did you add?
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on November 11, 2013, 06:33:34 PM
Made chia gel and added 1 tbsp to recipe

CHIA GEL

2 tablespoons of chia seeds
1 cup of liquid

In a bowl, add the seeds to the liquid, and whisk them in with a fork or whisk.
After a few minutes you will need to whisk the gel again to make sure  seeds
donít clump together in the bottom of your bowl. Leave to stand for 10 to 15 minutes.
This enables the seeds to absorb the liquid.  Two tablespoons of chia seeds to one cup of liquid makes a very thick gel.
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: mdanziger on November 12, 2013, 01:27:55 PM
Can anyone tell me where I might find sugar free chocolate made with sucralose (or other such sweetener) rather than sugar alcohols?  We have probably all experienced the effects of too much sugar alcohol.  Yuck.
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: shawn116 on November 13, 2013, 08:33:08 AM
I've gotten to where I make my own.    It's really hard to find some locally but you can find lots made with stevia online.  I haven't found any made with just sucralose by itself though.  Even the ones I make at home have a mix of sweeteners.  I just like the taste better.   As much as I love chocolate I just can't take the store bought stuff any more.  Seems like I am getting so much more sensitive to the sugar alcohols these days  ::)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: anjelhands on November 13, 2013, 11:20:25 AM
Thanks for the info on chia gel, oOOSusieOOo. What else do you use the chia gel for?
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on November 13, 2013, 02:09:00 PM
mdanziger like toosweet I make my own with Zero.No tummy issues.If you don't have time to make the individual chocolates you can always do a bark ;) If you need a recipe let me know
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: o0OSusieO0o on November 15, 2013, 09:36:28 AM
anjelhands- If any recipe turns out too dry, add chia gel (about 1 tsp-1 tbsp). That helps moisten recipes. I've even added a little to meat recipes.
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on November 16, 2013, 10:33:40 AM
Gotta try the chia gel Susie sounds interesting  ;)
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: mdanziger on November 18, 2013, 12:44:42 PM
Umpa,

Is there a recipe for the chocolate bark in the bakery book?  If so, I will look it up.  If not, please share.  The kids have so much candy in the house, it is tempting to cheat (have not so far) and the Russell Stover's are delicious but troublesome in their own way.  Thanks.

Mark
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: shawn116 on November 18, 2013, 02:18:28 PM
Hi Mark...I hope you don't mind me jumping in

I sooooo know what you mean!!!  I had just one peppermint patty the other day and my tummy rumbled all night  :P :P :P  Geez  only 1??  I couldn't live without my chocolate though  Haha  

Here is Umpa's chocolate chip recipe.  You could make this as a bark with nuts or without...Yummy

Chocolate Chips
Ingredients

2 squares unsweetened bakers chocolate
1/4 cup xylitol
1/4 cup cream

Melt chocolate in microwave safe dish.
Take out of microwave and add xylitol and heavy whipping cream and mix well.
Pour out into 9x9 pan,plate or pie pan and put in the freezer.
Freeze for 3 hours. Once frozen break into pieces and use for recipes .
 A pastry bag may be used to make chips also. Let chocolate come to room temperature and put in pastry bag and squeeze chips out onto parchment or wax paper. Then freeze and use as needed.

I've been experimenting with my magic shell recipe and made some yummy chocolates with nuts.  It's pretty good.  If you melt them down and pour over ice cream it hardens back up...  ;D ;D  Here is what I made last night

4 Tbs coconut oil  (melted)  0 net carbs
4 Tbs butter  (melted)  0 net carbs
2 Tbs natural unsweetened nut butter  (I used Smuckers natural crunchy)  4 net carbs
1/4 cup powdered cocoa  (my can is labeled as 0 carb)  0 net carbs
12 drops of zero or to taste or equivalent sweetener
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 pinch of salt

melt all oils and butters down and mix well.  Add in sweetener, vanilla and salt.  Be sure all is dissolved.   Spray mini muffin pan or line pan with parchment paper.   Crush nuts and line pan or cups with them and pour melted chocolate over top. Put in refrigerator to set.  Once hard cut into serving pieces and store in refrigerator.  


I've seen a ton of ways to make chocolates online.  Experimenting until you get the right mix is the fun part.  I also find that when I use a mix of sweeteners it taste so much better to me.  Especially when working with chocolate.   ;)    I found an new fudge recipe I'm anxious to try for the holidays.  I'll post it when I get it down right  :)  
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: mouseissue on November 18, 2013, 03:07:25 PM
Hi, Mark! :)

I've made the chocolate chips recipe MANY times using FTS Zero.

If you want to avoid tummy problems from sugar alcohols (like xylitol),
in the chocolate chips recipe, substitute 12 drops FTS Zero for the 1/4 cup xylitol.

Tony
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: mdanziger on November 19, 2013, 09:54:21 AM
TooSweet and Tony,

I can always count on this board to come to the rescue.  I think I will substitute zero for the xylitol (since I have zero in the house).  I will let you all know how it goes.

Mark
Title: Re: It's Pumpkin Time Again
Post by: umpa on November 19, 2013, 10:18:26 AM
Yes my recipe for homemade chocolates.You just add nuts or coconut and spread it out on a cookie sheet and put it in the freezer.Then just crack off a piece when you want it .I also use this for chocolate chips.With Zero there are no tummy issues.The peanut butter cups are really good too ;)