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Baking with Pumpkins

As a member of the gourd family, pumpkins have a variety of uses.  The most popular use is of course the carving of Jack-O-Lanterns; however, there are many other things that a pumpkin can be incorporated into.  We’ve given you some fun cooking and recipe ideas to make sure your fall season is unforgettable!


One thing to understand is which pumpkin to use for specific things.

For Pies & Purees

  • Sugar Pie Pumpkins
  • Cinderella Pumpkins

These pumpkins are sweet and have a less dense skin that allows easy baking.  You won’t be disappointed in the taste!  For step-by-step instructions on how to make your own puree visit Allrecipes.com

Mini Pumpkin Pies

Everyone loves pumpkin pie! With these simple Mini Pumpkin Pies your whole family can enjoy their own treat.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Jars

Layer your favorite flavor into a simple canning jar that is a simple replacement for  a fall favorite.

Pumpkin Dump Cake

Don’t settle for a basic cake- make a pumpkin dump cake! This technique gives a delicious crunch to the top layer of the cake while still maintaining a fluffy and traditional cake layer underneath.

Pumpkin Bread

The ultimate classic dessert of the season. Make this easy pumpkin bread any day of the week and eat it on its own or make into a luxurious french toast.

Pumpkin No Bake Pumpkin Cookies

Curb your sweet tooth immediately with these no-bake pumpkin cookies.

Happy Fall!


Food Club® Apple Crisp

We love this recipe to the core! Enjoy this crunchy and sweet apple crisp all Fall long.


6-8 apple peeled and chopped (golden delicious is recommended)

2 tbs. Food Club® sugar

1 3/4 tbs. ground cinnamon

1 1/2 tsp. lemon juice

1 cup Food Club® brown sugar

3/4 cup Food Club® old fashioned oats

1/2 cup cold Food Club® butter, cubed


Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Mix apples with sugar, cinnamon, and lemon juice. Pour mixture into a greased 8×8 inch dish.

In a large bowl, mix brown sugar, oats and butter. Use your hands or a pastry cutter until mixture is the texture of corn meal and the butter is dispersed throughout. Place on top of apple mixture.

Bake for 30-40 minutes until apples are softened and topping is browned. Serve with ice cream and a caramel drizzle.

See more Food Club® recipes at www.foodclubsavings.com.

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Chocolate Covered Cherries

Food Club®Chocolate Covered Cherries

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Chocolate Covered Cherries

Give the gift of these Food Club® Chocolate Covered Cherries.


Food Club® white chocolate chips 1 bag  

Food Club® Sugar   

Fresh Cherries (Sub with Food Club® Marciano cherries)  


Melt white chocolate Food Club® chips in microwave for 3-minutes, stirring occasionally until fully melted.

Dip cherries in chocolate, and then roll in sugar.

Cool and serve.  

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Clock Cookies

Food Club®Clock Cookies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Clock Cookies

Ring in the New Year with these Food Club® clock cookies. 


1 Food Club® sugar cookie dough roll 

1 cup assorted sprinkles 

1 tub Food Club® buttercream frosting 

Blue food coloring 

Black food coloring 


Cut the sugar cookie dough roll into 12 equal disks. Cut a small circle into 1/3 of the cookies leaving 1/2-inch remaining. Bake according to package instructions. 

Split the frosting into thirds. Mix 1/3 with blue food coloring and 1/3 with black food coloring. Load colored frosting into a piping bag with a small detail tip. 

Once cool, frost 1/3 of the cookies with the plain butter cream frosting and pipe a clock face onto each cookie alternating colors.  

Frost the perimeter of a plain, unfrosted cookie and top with a cut-out cookie. Fill the well with sprinkles, frost the perimeter of the cut-out cookie, and top with the clock-frosted cookie. Crack at midnight to reveal the sprinkle surprise inside.  

Food Club Brownie Trees Recipe

Food Club®Christmas Tree Brownies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Christmas Tree Brownies


Food Club® brownie mix

Food Club® white vanilla icing tub

Green food coloring

Holiday sprinkles

Food Club® pretzel sticks


Line an 8×8 pan with foil and spray with cooking spray. Make brownies according to package directions and bake as directed. Cool brownies completely.

Remove brownies from pan and cut into three rows. Then cut rows into alternating diagonals to end with tree triangles.

Break pretzels sticks in half and insert half into bottom of brownie tree for trunk.

Spoon half icing into small bowl. Add green food coloring and mix. Add colored icing into zip lock bag. Cut off small corner  and gently squeeze zig zags onto brownie trees. Add sprinkles.


Bringing Baking Back Food Club Reindeer Chow

Food Club®Reindeer Chow

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Reindeer Chow

A holiday snack full of chocolate peanut butter goodness, salty pretzels and sweet bits of chocolate.


6 cups Food Club® Rice Squares

1 cup Food Club® Milk Chocolate Chips

1/2 cup Food Club® Peanut Butter

1 1/2 cup Food Club® Confectioners Sugar

2 cups Food Club® Mini Marshmallows

1 1/2 cups Food Club® Pretzels


1 bag red and green chocolate candies

Place Rice Squares into large bowl. Set aside.

Put milk chocolate chips and peanut into microwaveable bowl. Heat in microwave in 20 second increments mixing in between until fully melted.

Pour melted chocolate mixture onto Rice Squares. Toss until coated. Add confectioners sugar and toss again until evenly coated.

Add in marshmallows, pretzels and chocolate candies. Enjoy!

Neighbor Cocoa Gift

Food Club®Neighbor Cocoa

Neighbor Cocoa

Wish your neighbors “Happy Holidays” with these adorable and practical Food Club® hot cocoa gifts.

4 plastic viles with caps
1 bag Food Club® mini marshmallows
2 packets Food Club® hot cocoa mix
1/4 cup crushed peppermint candies
1 foot red and white striped ribbon

Fill 2 plastic viles with Food Club® hot cocoa mix, 1 plastic vile with mini marshmallows, and the last plastic vile with crushed peppermint candies. Bundle the 4 filled viles with the striped ribbon and finish with a holiday-themed tag.

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Candy Cane Cookies

Food Club®Candy Cane Cookies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Candy Cane Cookies

Upgrade your holiday baking game with these Food Club® candy cane cookies.   


2 Food Club® sugar cookie dough rolls 

Red food coloring 


Color one sugar cookie dough roll with red food coloring.   

Chill both the colored and non-colored dough overnight.   

Roll a 6-inch rope of cookie dough in red and non-colored cookie dough. Twist the doughs around each other, half, and shape into candy canes.  

Bake according to the package and serve. 

Mom and Daughter Assembling a Homemade Gingerbread House

Homemade Gingerbread House

Mom and Daughter Assembling a Homemade Gingerbread House

Let your inner architect shine and build yourself a gingerbread house from scratch. Not only will you assembly skills shine, but your inner chef will have their moment as well! Follow the recipe below to learn how.


2 sticks of butter

1 cup brown sugar

2 cups molasses

4 eggs

8 cups flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

5 tbsp ground cloves

5 tbsp ground cinnamon

5 tbsp ground ginger


Heat oven to 350 degrees.

Combine butter and brown sugar in a large bowl and mix until it’s smooth. Next, mix in the molasses and eggs.

In a separate bowl, combine all the dry ingredients (flour, salt, baking soda, and spices).

Add the dry mixture into the bowl you set aside, and mix with your hands to form a stiff dough consistency.

Once you have reached the desired dough consistency, divide the dough it into 2 pieces.

On a floured surface, roll out the dough. Cut it into desired shapes for your house (keep in mind you will need a base, a front and back, two walls and two roof pieces!) and place them onto an ungreased cookie sheet.

Bake in the oven for 15-20 minutes or until edges start to brown. It is easier to work with if it is firmer.

Wait for them to cool entirely before using them to assemble your house.

Assemble your gingerbread house, and enjoy the fun!

Food Club®Reindeer Cookies

Bringing Baking Back Food Club Reindeer Cookies

Let these Food Club® peanut butter reindeer cookies be the feature of your holiday desserts as well as Santa’s sleigh.  


1/2 cup Food Club® peanut butter 

1/2 cup Food Club® butter, softened 

1/2 cup Food Club® granulated sugar 

1/2 cup Food Club® brown sugar 

1 tsp. vanilla extract 

1 egg 

1-1/3 cup Food Club® flour 

1 tsp. baking soda  

Pinch of salt  

Red candy coated chocolate morsels 

Mini chocolate chips 

Food Club® pretzels 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

Cream peanut butter, butter, sugar, and brown sugar. Once smooth and fluffy, egg and vanilla extract. After thoroughly combined, add flour, baking soda, and salt and mix well.  

Roll dough into 1/2-inch balls, sprinkle with sugar, make a small indentation in the middle for even cooking, and place on baking sheet. Bake for 12 minutes. 

While baking, split pretzels in half.  

While the cookie is still hot, place red candy coated chocolate morsel into the center, add mini chocolate chips for eyes, and stick 2 pretzel halves into the cookie for antlers. Enjoy!