Wednesday, October 1, 2014

It's The Season of Pumpkin!!

October begins the season of "Everything Pumpkin"!!  

My favorite Pumpkin "something", is of course, Starbucks' Pumpkin Spice Latte!!  But unfortunately, we can't have those everyday :( 

Pumpkin Spice Latte

So I decided that I would share a recipe with you that is a season favorite at our house.  I know, it doesn't sound like it would be very good based on the title, but TRUST ME!!   It is WONDERFUL!! I have been making these for my family  for several years and it is a fall MUST HAVE!! 

Pumpkin Sloppy Joes 

1 pound ground beef
1/2 cup chopped onion
1 garlic clove, minced 
1 cup canned pumpkin
1 can (8 ounces) tomato sauce
2 tbsps brown sugar
2 tbsps prepared mustard
2 tsps chili powder
1/2 tsp salt 
8 hambuger buns, split
American cheese slices, optional 

In a large skillet or saucepan, brown ground beef. Drain fat. Add onion and garlic; cook until tender. Stir in the pumpkin, tomato sauce, brown sugar, mustard, chili powder and salt. Bring to a boil. Reduce heat and simmer for 10 minutes.  Spoon meat mixture onto buns; top with cheese slice. Broil just until the cheese melts (optional step). Place bun top in place and serve immediately. 
Makes 8 servings.

If you cook some up this week, let me how you liked it!! 


Friday, September 26, 2014

Getting Back Into The Swing Of Things

I have made some changes to the Palette Primitives blog, I hope you all like them!!  It has been a very long time since this blog page was utilized, so I felt it was time to get things jump started.  

In case you have not heard by now, I am the new owner of Palette Primitives.  I purchased the company from Sue Allemand about a year ago.  When I initially took over, I made some updates to the website and to the pattern line, tweaked a few patterns and made the designs more primitive in appearance.  Things were moving right along, until like with most of our lives, things changed! 

In the past six months we have had some major changes in our household.  My husband was offered a job in Central Kentucky, so we were house hunting in addition to getting our home in Ohio listed and sold.  Over the past 30 days we have been unpacking and getting settled into our new home and new life in Lexington Kentucky!!  

I hope that you will follow along with the Palette Primitives blog.  I will be sharing updates to the website, sales and giveaways, crafting and primitive friends and their creations, recipes, funny stuff, our life in Central Kentucky, our family, recipes and anything else I happen to come across that says "oooh, we gotta tell people about THIS!"   

My name is Kim, WELCOME!! to Palette Primitives!!