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Good Sunday morning everybody! Thanks to all those who participated in the POM giveaway. Congrats to commenter #202, Bunny from Bunny’s Warm Oven Blog who won the POM coupons by a random drawing. Congrats Bunny, email me with your mailing address so I can get your coupons out to you!

Phew, I felt like a new woman Saturday afternoon. I finally used up a gift card for a massage and facial I received last Christmas. I had to laugh after my massage was over because when I went in, I was picturing just a nice easy going gentle massage and what I got was some intense deep tissue deal, glutes and all (is that normal?! Totally akward!) I was literally cringing most of the time and waiting for it to be over. I don’t know why I didn’t say something, next time I’ll know to say “I’d like the easy massage!”. Now, my facial however, was a dream. I loved every minute of it and am going to try and talk my husband into letting me do it often. What a complete treat. Ok, yada yada, I could go on and on, but lets move on….

Up first is this fabulous fall lovin’ Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding I created for an upcoming 3-A-Day of dairy post. Now, you either love rice pudding or you hate it. I happen to absolutely LOVE it and this one is crazy good. Go on and treat yourself to a little rice pudding this holiday season. Top it with a little fresh whipped cream and you’ll be even happier!

Spiced Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

3 Cups cooked jasmine rice

2 ½ Cups 2% milk

¾ Cup prepared pumpkin puree, such as Libby’s

½ Cup granulated sugar

¼ Cup brown sugar

1 teaspoon cinnamon

1/8 teaspoon kosher salt

3 inch cinnamon stick

1 fresh vanilla bean

1. Place cooked rice, milk, pumpkin, sugar, brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and cinnamon stick into a medium dutch oven or heavy bottom pan over medium low heat. Stir to combine. Split vanilla bean in half length wise and scrape out the seeds with the back of the knife. Add seeds and split bean into rice mixture; stir to combine. Let rice simmer for 15-20 minutes or until thick and creamy. Before serving discard vanilla bean halves and cinnamon stick. Sprinkle tops of each bowl with brown sugar if desired.

6 servings


Caramel Apple Upside Down French Toast Bake

Next is this naughty brunch style French toast I put together. It is sweet and could be eaten as a dessert no problem. There’s just something about warm spiced apples and French toast that just makes you feel so darn good. I had to pretend there were no calories in this one so I could enjoy every bite. If you don’t have large ramekins, I’m assuming you could use a generously greased 7×11 inch baking dish. You’d have to have a large enough serving dish to flip it onto. Enjoy!!

Caramel Apple Upside Down French Toast Bake

½ Cup brown sugar

1 Tablespoon corn syrup

4 Tablespoons butter

5 medium apples, peeled and thinly sliced

3 eggs slightly beaten

½ Cup milk

1 teaspoon vanilla

¼ teaspoon salt

8 sliced cinnamon swirl bread

1. Place brown sugar, corn syrup and butter into a large skillet over medium heat. Stir until melted and just starting to bubble. Stir in apples and cook for 5 minutes. Reduce heat to low and set aside.

2. In a large bowl, whisk the eggs, milk vanilla and salt until well combined. Spray 4 large 2 Cup capacity ramekins with nonstick cooking spray. Divide apple mixture evenly into ramekins then place 2 pieces of cinnamon bread over top, pressing gently. Pour egg mixture evenly over each ramekin. Cover and refrigerate overnight.

3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Uncover each ramekin and bake in oven for 40-50 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean from center of each. Remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Carefully place your serving plate on top of ramekin and flip over so that apples are now on top. Serve warm.

4 Servings

Have a great start of your week!! I’ll be back soon with more goodies to share including my favorite Chicken Chili and Cornbread!

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  1. 1
    HoneyB says:

    Both dishes look awesome! BTW, I have that same tablecloth! 🙂 I look forward to your chicken chili and cornbread!

  2. 2
    HoneyB says:

    P.S. I meant to say congrats to Bunny!

  3. 3
    Beth says:

    you might think Im odd but I really like the brutal kind of massage!!! I love rice pudding too- haven’t had it in ages though!

  4. 4
    Kuckie says:

    Hey Jenny…thanks for more yummy recipes! And, I’m a professional massage therapist, so I can tell you that massage of the glutes is really important…they are some of your biggest and most used muscles! In fact, I’d complain if the massage therapist didn’t work on them. As for the pressure, always speak up and just ask for a little less pressure…they won’t be offended at all. They’re just waiting on feedback from you.
    Hope that helps!! Have a great day!

  5. 5
    carol says:

    Congratulations Bunny!!! Enjoy that POM juice!
    We LOVE rice pudding….I can’t wait to try it with pumpkin-’tis the season after all.
    And the upside down French toast…..4 words…there goes the diet!….then again….what diet????? 🙂

  6. 6
    Barbara Bakes says:

    Great fall recipes!

  7. 7
    Warm Bunny says:

    Congrats to Bunny! She is on a roll!! Wow! Cute!

  8. 8
    Mary Ann says:

    I don’t know if I am a fan of rice pudding, but I pretty much adore anything flavored with pumpkin and since it is coming from you, I am sure I will love it. The french toast look amazing too!

  9. 9
    Kevin says:

    I like the sound of a pumpkin pie rice pudding and those caramel apples look so good!

  10. 10
    Bunny says:

    Thank You so much Jenny!!! I’m looking forward to trying the Pom Juice, we’ve never had it! I love rice pudding! This looks so good! And the french toast is to die for!! I love anythig APPLE!

  11. 11
    Clumbsy Cookie says:

    I am the kind that LOVES rice pudding! And what a great idea to have pumpkin pie flavored one, that’s like 2 desserts in one! Genious Jenny, genious! And I’m with you in thinking french toast has no calories, lol!

  12. 12
    Bob says:

    Congratz Bunny!

    You know, I’ve never had rice pudding. Maybe I’ll try this one as my first. 🙂

  13. 13
    Mary says:

    What wonderful recipes, Jenny. I especially like the rice pudding. It sounds really good.

  14. 14
    skinnybovineskitchen says:

    definitely love rice pudding! and what if i want to make it with vanilla instead of a vanilla bean (i don’t happen to have any laying around! 🙂 how much vanilla should i use??

  15. 15
    Sara says:

    Both these fall dishes look wonderful. I’m looking forward to your chili and cornbread recipes…I’ve been in a mood for those lately! 🙂

  16. 16
    Dawn says:

    It might have felt brutal because you maybe so tense. I know once I get past the uneasy part my muscles finally ease up and then I’m ready for another hour!
    Facials, I am so with you, I could have them every other day. Feels like my skin can breathe again. Glad you had fun.
    I can’t wait to try the caramel apples.

  17. 17
    Candy says:

    I love rice pudding too. I also love those extra hard massages! Feels like they actually work out all the kinks!

  18. 18
    Kim and Jon says:

    i absolutely love rice pudding! Thanks for posting a new variation on a great classic!

  19. 19
    Theresa says:

    Love rice pudding. I can’t say I ever had pumpkin rice pudding. Looking forward to trying this. Your apple dish looks great too!

  20. 20
    Lisa says:

    Congrats to Bunny! Those massages hurt but you will feel great this week. Yummy desserts!

  21. 21
    Aggie says:

    Jenny, these both look great! They are perdect fall treats…I can’t decide which one I want to try first!

  22. 22
    The Inexperienced Foodie says:

    wow they both look delish nothing like warm rice pudding on a autumn night

  23. 23
    Stephanie says:

    That rice pudding looks fabulous – I’m a huge fan of rice pudding! And the apple french toast bake, oh my word! It looks heavenly.

  24. 24
    creativecarryout says:

    Okay – what do I do if I can’t get my hands on a vanilla bean???
    Help! I’d really love to give the pudding a try.

  25. 25
    fly baby in OKC says:

    Oh YUM! I am SO makin’ those! (I’ll likely be the only one eating them with MY picky boys – hubby, too! :o) – but no problem with that here!)

    Be blessed…

    …and congrats Bunny!

  26. 26
    "Δημήτριος ο Ταξιδευτής" says:

    nice idea and very tasty it looks
    I will try it

  27. 27
    Katrina says:

    These both look yum-a-licious! I seriously want to try the pumpkin rice pudding right now. Also, we just had a recipe exchange (through emails) in our ward and this month’s ingredient was pumpkin. They’ve already posted all the recipes, but I’m going to see if this one can be added. It’s something new/different and sounds so good. Passing on your link to the recipe to lots of people! 😉
    Also just recently made waffles with cooked apples on the top, but this upside down Apple French toast looks like it way out does my concoction!

  28. 28
    The Blonde Duck says:

    I love the upside down French Apple bake! I hope you recovered from your massage!

  29. 29
    Sharon says:

    What a beautiful dish! I'm glad you finally got to enjoy the massage & facial. Sorry that it was too rough, I hate that!

  30. 30
    Lucy says:

    Which to choose!!! Both are so yummy!

  31. 31
    Patsyk says:

    looks wonderful! gotta love an “easy” massage, I’m not crazy about the deep tissue one’s either.

  32. 32
    hot garlic says:

    Thanks for letting me off the hook -I think I’m one of those who hates rice pudding… But the FT bake looks amazing, such a great idea!

    PS -didn’t you get the memo that the glutes are the best part?? Hello?

    Sad I missed the giveaway!

  33. 33
    Pam says:

    Both recipes look delicious. Rice pudding is one of my favorites.

    I hate a deep massage – I like them nice and easy.

  34. 34
    Jenny says:

    Hi Everyone,
    Thanks for all of your great comments and especially to Kuckie for letting me know Glutes are part of the massage! I don’t know what I was complaining about that’s the one place that wasn’t painful!

    Ok, for those of you wondering about the vanilla bean. You can absolutely just add about 1 tablespoon of pure vanilla extract if you don’t have the bean. Enjoy!!

  35. 35
    EAT! says:

    Rice pudding was a Christmas treat at our house when I was growing up. It is such a great dessert b/c it can also be for breakfast the next morning. But with your french toast recipe, I’ll have a hard time deciding which one to eat!!

  36. 36
    Maria says:

    The french toast looks fantastic! I love everything about it, ok maybe not the calories, but tis the season, right? 🙂

  37. 37
    Allie says:

    Your Caramel Apple Upside Down French Toast Bake sounds amazing. Another wonderful recipe!

  38. 38
    Sophie says:

    I happen to love rice pudding AND pumpkin pie…and french toast…and apples ;). This post is a winner, so many tasty recipes!

  39. 39
    Tasty Trends says:

    both look delicious! i love rice pudding especially with a fall touch!

  40. 40
    Birdie says:

    I’m tellin ya—you must be in my head. I just made pumpkin tapioca.

    The rice pudding looks good too!

    I love a good massage, I even like the hard ones

  41. 41
    Carrie says:

    Oh, I have been wanting to try rice pudding, this one is going to make me try it!!!

  42. 42
    Jeena says:

    Wow I don’t know which one I would tuck into first!

    I love the cinnamon stick leaning out of the rice pudding. 🙂

  43. 43
    Steph says:

    Oohh that cake looks finger lickin’ delicious! Awesome that you got some relaxation time…I’m not sure if I would have liked the glute rub but i’m sure if felt good afterwards!

  44. 44
    priscilla says:

    yummy Jenny they both look so good! those upside down french toast desserts are especially eye-catching…:)

  45. 45
    CookiePie says:

    Oh wow – both look fantastic!!!

  46. 46
    Mandy says:

    Yuuuumy! These are perfect fall recipes. I love rice pudding, so I can’t wait to try this one!

  47. 47
    Veronica says:

    I’m in the love rice pudding column…looks delicious!

  48. 48
    That Girl says:

    I love rice pudding, but I’m kinda scared to make it myself

  49. 49
    Debbie says:

    Wow. Both of the dishes look fantastic. I am drooling just looking at the pumpkin rice pudding!!

  50. 50
    Katherine Aucoin says:

    Congrats to Bunny sorry I missed the giveaway. Jenny your recipes looks so yummy and comforting. I love rice pudding!

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