Maddie's pumpkin is on the far left, Pete's is in the foreground and mine is 5th from the left.
This was my pumpkin all lit up.
Friday night was our annual pumpkin carving contest at my mom's house. I was super excited to win 2nd place! I usually never get any votes (except for the occasional sympathy vote from Pete), so I was shocked to be in the running this year.
I also had some baking time this weekend, so I made some awesome peanut butter sandwich cookies. I based them off some recipes that all led back to Thomas Keller's Nutter Butter Cookie recipe. I used more peanut butter than butter (and salt -- which is not listed in the one recipe?!?) and had to make them GF, of course. They are super yummy!
And last night I made Broccoli Cheddar soup -- the one that was on the cover of Food Network Magazine. I have to say that the recipes from the Food Network Kitchen are usually a winner, so I'm guessing they are well tested. I actually have better luck with these recipes than some from the network's "chef stars". Be warned though, they say this soup can be made in 35 minutes, and that is just not true. Even with Pete helping with potato peeling and clean up, it took about double that amount of time. It was yummy though.