I'm back!!! Time for Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes!

     Good lord I have not posted in fuh-ev-ahhhhh!  I have a litany of reasons and excuses most of which involve a serial lack of substantial sleep, but who cares about that when we can talk about delish pumpkin donut holes.  I woke up early this morning hopped in the shower because it was freaking freezing outside and my wee little toes were frozen, and thought what would taste warm and wonderful for a Saturday morning breakfast?  This is a recipe that is circulating on Pinterest in various forms, and I finally tried it out and I am rather happy with the results.
Looks tasty huh?  

And they are easy peasy people!

Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes
For the donuts
1 3/4 cup all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 tsp nutmeg
1/2 tsp allspice
1/8 tsp ground cloves
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract (I forgot this, but I'm sure it makes it better!)
3/4 cup pumpkin puree
1/2 milk (I used non-fat, but I'm sure any kind will work)

For the topping
1/2-1 stick melted butter
2/3 cup sugar
2 T cinnamon

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease mini-muffin pan with non-stick spray or butter.  Mix together flour, baking powder, salt, and spices, set aside.  In a separate bowl mix together vegetable oil, brown sugar, egg, vanilla, pumpkin puree and milk.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients gradually and mix until just combined.  Spoon into mini-muffin pan until almost full.  Bake for 10-12 minutes.
Allow to cool for a couple of minutes.  Melt butter.  Mix together sugar and cinnamon.  Take the warm pumpkin donut holes and dip on all sides into the melted butter.  Place into the sugar cinnamon mixture and spoon sugar over donut holes until thoroughly covered.  

These are soooo yummy with a got cup of coffee!  That's Big D snarfing down the donut holes with coffee in the background!

Yum and yum...


Everything's big in Texas...

     We've had a little bit of fall weather move in the last few days, and Monday was the perfect day to head to the Texas State Fair.  I have been to many fairs in my lifetime, but nothing remotely compares to the Texas State Fair.  It is beyond crazy.

Here's Big Tex greeting everyone as they walk in the gates...

And no one, and I mean no one, leaves without a Fletchers Corny Dog.  Look at the line of people, this  was crazy...

The Texas State Fair is known for their outrageous food, how about some fried beer?
 Fried pumpkin pie, s'mores, moonpie, or lemonade?
 Fried butter, that's right...fried butter!

 Fried Pineapple upside down cake, cookie dough, pepperoni pizza and jambalaya!
 My daughter decided on the fried peanut butter and jelly, and it was delish!
 Like a warm donut filled with peanut butter, jelly, and bananas!
Yum and yes please!

Money can't buy you class, but it can buy you a really fab purse people...

     Can I get a shout out to the Countess!!!  
     OK, the song is ridiculous unless you are in a fabulous gay bar with a dubstep mix and then, and only then, is it maybe the jam.  It's so very true though, money can't buy you class because if it did Donald Trump wouldn't feel the need to plaster his name all over ev-er-y-thing-hing!...But the point is I think everyone has their expensive weakness.  That thing they are spending waahayhayyyyy too much money on, but yet they do.  For some it's Louboutins, Jimmy Choos, and Manolo Blanicks, for others it's Mercedes, and BMW, there's the pedi-mani-facial mania, Starbucks du jour, or organic, kosher, gluten-free granola at Whole Foods (not sure this even exists, but me thinks it should!)

And then there are those that have a purse problem...not that there's anything wrong with them (because we are not here to judge people!), not that I actually know of said tragic people, but I hear of them like freakish urban legends... 
Chanel can do no wrong...and that is that...I mean really...
Source: amazon.com via silva on Pinterest

There's Birkin via Hermes...I heart you inappropriately expensive purse situation...

Celine in the most perfect gray...

And of course there's Louis...

It's time for pumpkins...

     It's October.  It's officially fall.  It's time for some pumpkins.   Here's the first batch that I procured at Whole Foods...there will be more...

Pumpkins for carving and candles...

Source: google.com via Beth on Pinterest

Pumpkins for eating...

Pumpkin pie martinis...really?  Who knew?!

Pumpkins, pumpkins, pumpkins...
Source: google.com via Nicole on Pinterest

Did I mention it's time for some pumpkins?  Go 'head people, embrace fall, don't tell your hubby that you just spent next months heating bill on pumpkins...he will never understand!