September 27, 2006

Wednesday Welcome
Fall Corner

Some harvest scented potpourri, a mini pumpkin placed atop a candlestick, and the amber glow of a autumn candle all say "welcome in!"

If you are having fall get-togethers here is the perfect appetizer to serve. I have used this many times and my guests always love it!

Pumpkin Dip

1 8 0z package cream cheese

2 cups confectioners' sugar

1 15 oz. can pumpkin

1 tablespoon ground cinnamon

1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice

1 teaspoon frozen orange juice concentrate

In a medium bowl, blend cream cheese and confectioners' sugar until smooth. Gradually mix in pumpkin. Stir in the cinnamon, pumpkin pie spice and orange juice until smooth and well blended. Chill until serving. I like to make this the day before because I think it tastes so much better completely chilled. Serve in a hollowed out pumpkin or dip bowl of your choice. Place Ginger snaps, apple slices, and even cinnamon Teddy Grahams around the dip! Delicious, festive looking, and easy;)


Mary said...

Hi Susan,

Love your corner with the potpourri and the candle burning. Those gingersnap cookies and dip look delicious. Ahh...nothing better than fall!

PEA said...

Oh gosh that dip sure sounds good...have copied it down:-) I love your Autumn decorations so much!

Naturegirl said...

Susan I feel so welcomed when I stop by for a view I can smell the spices are going to put pounds on me with all these lucious desserts!! Good one for my bookclub thanks!

Lady Laurie said...

Dear Susan,
your home looks so warm and inviting, I love the pillow too!

Shari said...

i thought i replied to this. oops. i love your fall decorations! :):)

Amy said...

Your little corner is just gorgeous, and the dip sounds scrumptious!

Anonymous said...

Love that corner of your house :)

The dip sounds delicious will have to give it a try :)

have a great day,

Anonymous said...

OOooooohhh YUM!!! That dip sounds scrumpdillyicious (or however you spell that!!)!!! Being a huge teddy bear fan, however, I simply cannot bring myself to eat those cute little teddy grahams. I'll have to resign myself to my beloved gingersnaps. LOVE THOSE!!!!

Your blog is so beautiful, I just love visiting here! I feel so at home. :)

Mrs. U

Susan P. said...

Mary, yes, Fall is the best!!

Pea, let me know how it turns out for you. I hope you love it!

Nature girl, thank you so much for you kind comments. I guess you can tell I am a "sweet" lover;) I need to come up with some healthy alternatives!.. . . NAH! LOL

lady laurie, thank you!

Shari, thank you! I just love your profile pic, it is so adorable:)

Amy, thank you, I'm glad you liked it:)

Sandra, thank you. Let me know how it turns out!!

Mrs. U, you have me "giggling" again! You are the best:) Okay, it will have to be a "teddy free" zone at Mrs. U's house! LOL!!