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Mmmm...pumpkin pie dip in 5 minutes. And it's easy to transport in a baby little pumpkin!
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Courtesy of Google Maps Produced by Sarah Redohl
By Sarah Redohl
We all have those beloved crafts. For years, we cherish our children's hand prints and misshapen mugs, or a neighbor's home-made wreath or throw pillow. With fall in the air, I can't help but feel more creative than usual, ready and willing to hunker down on my porch and make the best of fall crafts.
It seems I'm not the only one. Fall is the season for festivals and fairs of all kinds. Here is a Google map of craft festivals around Missouri this fall. It isn't comprehensive, but I hope it's enough to get everyone going.
I found a recipe for pumpkin dip online, knowing full well that my boyfriend's favorite food is pumpkin pie (I just don't have time for that!). So, I gave it a shot this Saturday.
- 15 oz. of pumpkin pie mix
- 2 cups powered sugar
- 8 oz. of cream cheese
- 1/2 teaspoon of ginger
- 1 teaspoon of ground cinnamon
- Graham crackers or ginger snaps
- A small pumpkin (optional)
It was unbelievably easy to make. First, I cut the top off of my pumpkin and gutted it, and then put the dip inside the pumpkin, which makes it cute and transportable.
- Beat the powdered sugar and cream cheese on medium until smooth
- Add the pumpkin mix, cinnamon and ginger. Beat together.
- Aren't you happy you didn't make a pie, because you're done!
I put the dip back into the cream cheese container and then into the pumpkin. That way, I can refrigerate it for later if I have left overs.
For those of us staying home to craft, find inspiration in this reserve of craft ideas I've created just for Missouri Life readers!
To keep your kids busy: