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Pumpkin Madness

So, I’m having a little trouble getting into the autumnal spirit.

Maybe it’s because we had 2 glorious days of what could be called fall weather down here only to have to turn the AC back on today.

Or maybe it’s because there is Pumpkin Madness going on everywhere!

Is it just me or has this pumpkin spice thing gone to a whole other level this year?

Trader Joes is ground zero for Pumpkin Madness. I’m not immune…I’ve had their pumpkin ice cream -tastes just like frozen pumpkin pie. Ridiculously good.

Anyway, I was feeling all grinchy about pumpkin recipes this year, then my friend Solvay posted THIS on Facebook.

If that doesn’t get you in a festive mood, I don’t know what will.

In the meantime, here are some links to Pumpkin Goodness from years past.

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Pumpkin Bread – It’s my mom’s recipe and SO good. Super moist.

Baked Pumpkin Spice Donuts – The reason that I own donut pans.

Pumpkin Bars – When I made up this recipe, I maxed out the pumpkin filling. Plus, there’s cream cheese frosting and you can’t go wrong there!

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles – Soft, chewy cookies. Best when they are hot out of the oven and almost burn your fingers. Don’t ask me how I know that.

Pumpkin Pie – Because, why should Thanksgiving get to have all the fun?

Pumpkin Colored Kitty! – You didn’t seriously think you’d get through this post without a cat picture did you?

I’m pretty sure Pumpkin Madness will strike me sooner or later. I have a couple of ideas…black bean pumpkin soup, maybe some pumpkin spice granola…

What are you pumpkin favorites? (Other than Henry!)

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3 Responses to “Pumpkin Madness”

  1. gary rith says:

    So glad to see this…I like to make pumpkin chili, and 2 different GF pumpkin breads, DANG that’s good!

  2. smartcat says:

    I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of ALL THINGS PUMPKIN, Pumpkin beer? Proge keeps trying them and dismissing them. I think a lot of it is about the spice, rather than the pumpkin.

    I made pumpkin pasta a few nights ago, only I used squash! A seat of the pants recipe…. pumpkin, onion, mushroom, sausage a dash of five spice and some cream, cream cheese, ricotta or whatever mild cheese is at hand. The sausage, onion and mushroom contrast and meld with the squash. Thinking about it, this might be a good soup!

    • That sounds great! I have a butternut squash sausage soup that I love. I agree that the whole pumpkin spice thing is totally about the spice. Plain old pumpkin is really a squash and tastes like one.

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