What’s Happening Today – October 5, 2020
Today on DelmarvaLife —
It’s no secret that the COVID-19 pandemic has resulted in many of us spending more time at home. That means more time in the kitchen. Which means the risk of a house fire has increased. That’s why this year, Fire Prevention Week is focused on preventing kitchen fires at home. We talk with Senior Instructor of Public Education with the Delaware State Fire School, Michael Lowe, about some of the safety measures we can take.
It’s Most Wanted Monday and Lieutenant Tim Robinson of the Wicomico County Sheriff’s Office is back! He’s asking for your assistance in locating some individuals. If you call in your tip and it leads to an arrest, you will get a cash reward. Please call Crime Solvers, (410) 548-1776.
Hard to believe it’s been 9 years since the crew at Spicer Brother’s Construction has been changing lives with their “Delmarva’s Neediest Roof” Contest. It’s a contest we certainly look forward to every year -as we wait that knock on the door and the surprise of a lifetime. Well, Spicer Brothers is back at it again this year. The contest kicks off today! Katie’s in Salisbury “hammering” out the details.
On this show, we’re here to help you grab life by the horns and live it to the fullest, even if we’re in the midst of a pandemic. Perhaps all of this has you just itchin’ to travel. But, the restrictions. We’re going to let you in on a way you can feel like you’re in France – when you’re really just in Dover. Katie takes us inside La Baguette Bakery and Catering. We’re also staying at the bakery to not only hear about their big wins – but they’re also showing off their fall inspired dessert! Hint: there’s pumpkin, there’s apple, there’s cream cheese.
For the last 15 years, Captain Willie Dykes has brought so much good to WBOC. We’ve enjoyed giving you just a small glimpse as we’ve looked back over the last few days. Even though it was a difficult week saying goodbye, it was also a week filled with so much good. A week filled with sincere, sweet, and of course, silly moments. Check out “All That is Good.”
It’s fall and you know what that means: pumpkins, pumpkins and more pumpkins! If you’re looking for a recipe that isn’t pumpkin pie or pumpkin roll, we’ve got just the thing. Pumpkin Pecan Cobbler is sweet, satisfying and full of flavor. Check out the recipe below:
What You’ll Need
- 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
- 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, divided
- 2 teaspoons pumpkin pie spice
- 2 teaspoons baking powder
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 3/4 cup pure pumpkin
- 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
- 1/4 cup milk
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 3/4 cup coarsely chopped pecans
- 1/2 cup light brown sugar
- 1 1/2 cups hot water
What to Do
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Coat an 8-inch square baking dish with cooking spray.
- In a large bowl, combine flour, 3/4 cup granulated sugar, the pumpkin pie spice, baking powder, and salt; mix well and set aside.
- In a medium bowl, combine pumpkin, butter, milk, and vanilla; mix well. Pour pumpkin mixture into flour mixture and stir until combined. Pour batter into baking dish.
- In a small bowl, combine pecans, brown sugar, and remaining 1/2 cup granulated sugar; mix well. Sprinkle nut mixture over batter.
- Slowly pour hot water over the top; do not stir. Bake 35 to 40 minutes, or until center is set. Serve warm or cold.
- If you want to add another layer of deliciousness, serve this cobbler with a big scoop of vanilla ice cream or a dollop of whipped cream. We even drizzle ours with some caramel sauce as a double bonus!