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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Bars

What a great recipe!  I mean Because We All Love Pumpkin I know!



What You Need

1/2 Cup Pecans
1 Can (15 ounces) Solid Pack Pumpkin
3 Eggs
1 Cup Old Fashioned Oats
1 1/3 Cups All-Purpose Flour
1 Tsp. Allspice, Ground
1/2 Cup Brown Sugar, packed
1 tsp. Cardamom, ground
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tsp. Ground Cinnamon
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
3/4 Cup Butter
1 Package (8 Oz)  Cream Cheese

What To Do:

1. Preheat Oven to 350.

2. In a small bowl mix flour, 1/4 cup sugar and the brown sugar. Cut butter until crumbly.

3. Stir in your oats and pecans. Save 1 cup for the topping.

4.  Press the crumb mixture into the bottom of a 13x9 glass baking pan. Bake for 15-17 minutes. 

5. In another small bowl beat the cream cheese, spices and remaining sugar until smooth. Beat in the vanilla and pumpkin. Add Eggs and beat on low speed just until smooth. 

6. Pour over the warm crust and top with the remaining crumb mixture. 

7. Bake 20-24 minutes. Cool and cut into bars!


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