Happy Wednesday friends! I wanted to squeeze a few more pumpkin recipes in before the season ends so here’s another one. I’m not sure if the markets are still carrying pumpkin cream cheese. If they are, you should definitely buy a package and make this. I’m not big on cheesecake in general because they’re huge and so rich (I’m thinking Cheesecake Factory here…). I’m a firm believer in everything in moderation. But cheesecake bars, I love. They’re smaller and for me, it’s plenty to remedy any sweet cravings you may be having.
I’m not much of a kneader. Yeast and kneading terrifies me. I know it sounds silly but I haven’t had the best of luck with them. I will eventually get to them again but in the meantime, I like to take shortcuts. Pizza is always a good meal for when I’m lazy and don’t feel much like cooking. Yes, I can be a moody cook at times. But aren’t we all sometimes?
I originally was going to call this a breakfast cake but was worried no one would buy this as a breakfast cake since it’s full of candy. I suppose if you want it for breakfast, you could. Chris and I certainly did munch on this for breakfast with our coffee and it was delicious!
A few weeks ago, Chris and I splurged and bought ourselves a one-touch espresso machine. We’ve had our Starbucks Barista machine for over 10 years and thought it was time to retire it. It was a great machine but it was manual and cumbersome. Technology has come a long way. Now you can make a great espresso drink with a touch of a button! What used to be a 20-minute process to make a latte now only takes a couple minutes!
I think I have found a new love. And that’s these blondies. They may look ordinary but they taste extraordinary! You’ll know what I’m talking about once you sink your teeth into these. And you can’t just stop at one.