Hi, my name is Kristin, and I have a pumpkin obsession. I can’t get enough of it. I’m the perfect candidate for every company and their seasonal pumpkin products. I buy into it, every time. I don’t even care what it is, I’m happy to try it, as long as it’s got pumpkin in it. And I equally love making pumpkin treats myself. I’m on week two of making homemade pumpkin goodies. And I don’t see an end in sight, luckily for me. These are for the lunchbox, you know, not all for me.

So, today, I made pumpkin-y chocolate chip brownies…less brown, more pumpkin.


These came together SO easily. I was even able to multi-task. My bestie was in town with her daughter (Smalls’ age) and I made these while we caught up. They were DELICIOUS. We couldn’t get enough. They were delicately flavored with the teeniest bit of cocoa, and filled with warm autumn spices and pumpkin.


I love how thin they came out, too. SO good!


And my Bigs’ lunch for tomorrow came together easily too:


I made a ham, cheese, and mayo sandwich. I also packed huge, round, red grapes, Trader Joe’s Cinnamon Apple Snack Straws, carrot sticks, and a little piece of the pumpkin brownies.

I also packed a little lunch for my Smalls. It just makes it easier to feed him, sometimes.


He has a PB&J, cut up grapes, carrot sticks, and some organic TJ’s peanut butter crackers.

You know what didn’t work out so well for us today? Our power going out for about an hour – dinner time. Crockpot Chili…the good news about that was that it was already made and still warm. The bad news is that it was dreadfully hot in my house (and outside) and we were eating warm chili. Oh well.

Could have been worse!

Blessings to you!


0 comments on “Pumpkin Brownies (and a school lunch)”

  1. Those sound delicious!
    When I was at TJ last week this lady randomly started talking to me, and then she started telling me how she took their gluten free brownie mix and added pumpkin to it, then used coconut oil instead of (well I can’t remember but I”m guessing it was probably the veg. oil) and added an extra egg and cut up a bar of organic chocolate. She said they were to die for. Now I can’t verify this, but the way she was talking did make me what to try it 😉

  2. When a friend visited last week, we made pumpkin Rice Krispy treats. They were super easy! I’d like to tinker w the recipe, bc I think they could’ve been better, but basically you use the standard Rice Krispies/butter/marshmallows mix w/fewer marshmallows and sub in some canned pumpkin + pumpkin pie spice. They were fun!

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