There are many variations of whoopie pies. Chocolate may be the first that comes to mind, but after you make these, pumpkin will be the only whoopie pies you think of! Last year I debuted these delectable sweet treats but was never fully satisfied with the filling. This year, I’ve perfected the pies to bring you the best version! They’re moist, lightly spiced, filled with a cream center and did I mention they’re pumpkin!? Perfect for fall, perfect for anytime!
If you haven’t noticed, I love fall: the weather, the decor, the entertaining, and especially the baking! Have you ever noticed how fall baking is somehow instantly cozier? The cool winds may be blowing outside, but inside, the oven warms the kitchen and the spices warm the baked goods. These cookies are the quintessential autumn cookie for me. Spiced with real ginger and sweetened with molasses, they are my go-to for trick or treaters. And they just so happen to be one of my personal favorites. A recipe passed down from my great grandma (with a few tweaks), you’ll want to make this your family recipe as well!
As the weather gives way to earlier sunsets, lighting walkways and porch steps with candles is the perfect way to welcome guests and give an instant cozy appeal. Carved pumpkins are the perfect spot for the candles, but they sadly can’t last all season. Usually lanterns are my go-to choice, but to switch things up this year, I made a few quick and festive luminaries using vellum bags. Vellum is a wax-like bag that can withstand some of the fall weather elements and is thin enough to let light through, so it’s perfect for this project. Leaves are my choice for a luminary. They can be out all autumn long and are classically simple.
With the autumn season in full swing, entertaining has moved indoors at The Farm. The menus are becoming cozier and the drinks are laced with spices for a little fall flair. Whether you are throwing a large dinner party or a small cocktail gathering, drinks can make or break your get together. I love to have a few signature drinks for my gatherings, ones that I make sure to have plenty of ingredients on hand and can post the recipe by the bar so people can mix them on their own!