Sunday, November 19, 2017


Pumpkin Spiced and Iced Cookies

Here is a great recipe for the cooler fall days we're having. You can also make them for the holidays coming up. Have a cup of hot cider or coffee and enjoy a pumpkin spiced and iced cookie!


2 and 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 and 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine, softened
1 cup granulated sugar
1 and 3/4 cups (15 or 16 oz. can) solid pack pumpkin
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla extract
2 cups (12 oz. package) semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup chopped walnuts (optional)
Vanilla Glaze (recipe below)




Combine flour, pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, baking soda and salt in medium bowl. Beat butter and granulated sugar in large mixer bowl until creamy. Beat in pumpkin, eggs and vanilla. Gradually beat in flour mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and walnuts. Drop by rounded tablespoon onto greased baking sheets.

Bake in preheated 375 degree oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until edges are lightly browned. Let stand for 5 minutes; remove to wire racks to cool completely. Drizzle or spread with vanilla glaze. Make about 5 and 1/2 dozen cookies.

FOR VANILLA GLAZE:  Combine 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 to 1 and 1/2 tablespoons milk and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract in small bowl; mix well.

Barbecue Spatula with Bottle Opener by Cave Tools #Review



Barbecue Spatula with Bottle Opener by Cave Tools


Summer is gone and this week is Thanksgiving! Where has the time gone? We were just outdoors enjoying the sun and now the leaves are just about all down around my area. As I look out of my window the trees are bare and it is very dreary outside. Next it will be snowing and Christmas will be upon us!

Cave Tools is a company that is great for the griller in your family and I recently received a beautiful Barbecue Spatula with Bottle Opener to try out. Well, since my husband has covered our grill for the cold weather we used the spatula for frying hamburgers on the stove top. 


First of all, this barbecue spatula is a sold and heavy duty tool and not one to break or fall apart like cheap ones you may have tried. It is made with 20% thicker stainless steel so it is a tool that can handle everything from steaks, burgers, and whatever thick piece of meat you can think of!

A neat thing about this spatula is that it also has a serrated edge, so you can cut the meat you are barbecuing or afterwards. It is nice and sharp so would be good for just about any type of meat you're using.



The spatula is comfortable to handle and is attractive with the beautiful design. I like it because it drains the grease with the openings when you flip your hamburger. It addition it has a built in bottle opener towards the middle of the spatula. This way when my hubby is grilling he can open a bottle of beer if he feels like it, especially when we have a gathering of family and friends at our home in the summer.

It even has a leather strap which is attached to the hanging hook which comes in handy when not in use. You can easily put it in the dishwasher because it's safe for that, or if you prefer just wash it by hand.

My husband and I are very happy with this sturdy barbecue spatula by Cave Tools and how great it worked for our hamburgers! 


With Christmas coming up very soon it would be a wonderful gift for anyone! You can purchase the same item I tried out on Amazon and the Cave Tools website.

Cave Tools has graciously given the readers of Gloria's Bits and Pieces a special coupon code to get 15% off your purchase of a Barbecue Spatula for yourself. The coupon code is shown below.

Cave Tools Coupon Code: Spatula 15% Off: SPATULA15 


Disclosure: Gloria's Bits and Pieces received free product for review purposes and all opinions expressed here are my own.

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