My sister and brother-in-law host a game night each fall for us and another family. Their home always looks so pretty - even more so with autumn decorations adorning the dining room.
We usually spend more time visiting than playing games (!) at our fall game night, but we did manage to get in a game of Compatability. We also spent lots of time eating! And autumn is the perfect season for all kinds of yummy treats. Among other things, we enjoyed apple crisp and pumpkin cookies as well as pear and apple slices with caramel dip. My friend made pumpkin cookie dip and displayed it in a hollowed-out pumpkin along with a dish of honey Teddy Grahams - delicious! (You'll find the recipe below.)
Pumpkin Cookie Dip
1 – 8 oz. pkg. of softened cream cheese
2 – 7 oz. jars of marshmallow crème
1 – 15 oz. can of solid-packed pumpkin
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 tsp. grated orange peel
Beat cream cheese and marshmallow until smooth. Stir in pumpkin, cinnamon and orange peel. Place in frig and allow to cool several hours before serving. (This also helps the flavors blend together for a richer taste.) Serve in a hollowed-out pumpkin with honey-flavored Teddy Grahams, graham crackers, animal crackers, vanilla wafers and/or butter cookies. NOTE: This recipe makes a lot – enough for a pretty large pumpkin. You could, of course, cut the recipe in half for a smaller gathering.