Pumpkin Cookies moist, delicious and Low in Fat

1/4 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar(I used brown and a little less)
1 egg
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups canned pumkin
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1 tsp. baking powder, baking soda and cinnamon
1/2 tsp salt

Preheat oven to 375F. Spray cookie sheet with pam or use parchment

In large bowl, beat together the butter and sugar. Add the egg and vanilla and
beat until light, beat in the pumpkin and buttermilk

Combine the flour, baking powder, baking soda, cinnamon and salt, and beat into
pumpkin mixture.

Drop the batter by spoonfuls onto the prepared pan, put them close they don't
spread much. Bake for about 12 min. or until very lightly golden on edges.

1/2 cup brown sugar
1 TBL butter
3/4 tsp vanilla
2 TBL nonfat milk
3/4 cup powdered sugar

In microwave-proof bowl, combine the brown sugar, butter and milk. Microwave for about
20 seconds, until sugar is thoroughly dissolved. Add the vanilla and powdered sugar and
beat to combine.
Use a tsp. of icing on top of each cookie while warm.

Makes 36 cookies

By Kim


Artichoke Pesto Spread

Here Jeremy a recipe for you! 
This picture is from the wedding they were yummy

We made this recipe at my niece Jolene' s wedding and served it
on toasted sliced baguettes.  I had requests for the recipe so here you go.

1-8 oz. frozen artichoke hearts (I used the kind in a jar)
1-cup fresh flat leaf parsley packed down
1/2 cup toasted walnuts chopped
1-lemon, zested and juiced
2-cloves garlic
1/2 tsp. kosher salt
1/2 tsp. pepper
1/2 cup olive oil-drizzle in slowly
2/3 cup grated parmesan cheese

mix all ingredients accept last 2 ingredients in food processor
scraping sides down. Drizzle in olive oil slowly.  Fold parmesan cheese in. 
Chill serve on sliced toasted baguettes or crackers

We also made Gorgonzola and Cream Cheese balls

12 oz cream cheese at room temp.(use light or fat free)
1 cup gorgonzola cheese crumbled
1/4 c finely minced celery
2 tbl. finely minced onion(I used purple)
1/4 c. finely minced flat leaf parsley
4 tsp. chives minced
salt and pepper to taste and a couple of dashes of cayenne pepper.  

Mix all ingredients well, you can either make one big ball or like I did
small mini ones.  then roll them in finely chopped walnuts.  To make
them easier to take we stuck a pretzel stick in them and sat them on a cracker
they stick better if you don't roll the nuts on the bottom.  They were a real hit.