Thursday, October 18, 2012

8 Great Pumpkin Recipes

My friend H and I were talking at the bus stop last week about how we can't get enough of pumpkin things this time of the year.  Perhaps it is the pumpkins gracing nearly every home, subliminally saying "mmm...pumpkins."  Perhaps it is back-to-back holidays that share a pumpkin decoration.  Nope, I just think it is that pumpkin tastes good.

I mean, how many foods fall under this description:  a "power food" vegetable, full of vitamins and fiber, great in sweet foods, but also savory too, and tastes darn delicious?  Not many.

I heart pumpkin.

Here are my...

8 Great Pumpkin Recipes:

Pumpkin Cookies:  Use canned pumpkin to naturally color this frosting and give it a great flavor:

Perfectly Roasted Pumpkins Seeds: Ok, not pumpkin flavored, but my favorite part of carving pumpkins!

Pumpkin Spice Smoothie:  My newest, and current favorite, I can't get enough of these!

Pumpkin Pasta Sauce: Penne pasta served with a savory pumpkin sauce.  You can definitely use sausage rather than the mushrooms, especially if have an anti-mushroomite in your house.

Pumpkin Butter, Slow Cooker:  Spread it on toast or crackers, or my favorite, stir it into your oatmeal!

Pumpkin Dip:  Mixed with yogurt and spices, plus a little honey, this dip is great for Graham Crackers, apple slices or pretzels!

Pumpkin Seed Brittle: Something different with the pumpkin seeds!

Black Bean Soup, Slow Cooker:  Surprise!  There's nearly two cups of pureed pumpkin in this tasty soup!


Happy Pumpkin Eating!

Life is sweet,

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