3-Ingredient Slow-Cooker Pumpkin Cake
Let's talk about ugliness.
When my students study American history, they often begin by talking about the Native Americans and the beginning of colonization. In English, we use this time to read excerpts from Christopher Columbus's diaries. Let me tell you, in those diaries . . . there is ugliness.
Pumpkin Skillet Cake with Caramel Crackle Icing
Maybe it's you: maybe managing your mental illness makes you feel alone even when you're surrounded by other people. Nobody's experience is quite like yours. Maybe it's your friend or family member: maybe from your point of view, they never seem to get it together.
According to the 2013 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 1 out of every 5 adults has a mental illness and 1 out of every 24 adults has a serious mental illness (i.e., one that significantly interferes with one or more major life activities). Personally, I deal with a fun confluence of several mental illnesses and I wish people understood that my daily life and experiences are different from theirs. People tend to evaluate things through their own personal lens without realizing they're doing so, which is dangerous in all kinds of ways. Pondering this made me want to ask you all on Facebook what you wish people knew about mental illness, and here's what was said:
Pumpkin Pie Shortbread Bars with Maple Cinnamon Whipped Cream
I love pumpkin so much that it's basically my husband, but honestly? I don't get pumpkin pie. What's with that stuff? There's always way too much custard to taste any crust. And the crust is usually just a soggy mess anyway. The whipped cream is always a tragically tiny dollop. And this is a Thanksgiving staple? It's just sad.
So I fixed it for you.
Pumpkin Spice Latte Snack Cake
I wrote this post as part of the Plugrá Butter Brigade. Thanks, Plugrá, for sponsoring this post and for making my favorite butter!
So before we get into this post and I get angry emails, let me just note that this cake involves no latte. I called it a Pumpkin Spice Latte Snack Cake because (a) I want to steal Starbucks' excellent SEO and (B) it reminds me of a Pumpkin Spice Latte: the pumpkin spice, the caramel drizzle, the full 12 months I waited to consume it again without being weird. But there’s no coffee in it. Sorry if that's misleading. But obviously not that sorry, or I would’ve changed it.
ANYWAY IT’S FALL.