Tuesday, September 20

A *teeny* bit obessed : Pumpkin Recipes : Tuesday Tip

Ah, fall . . . . the time of year when I stop getting crazy looks for buying and/or making pumpkin goodies.  Because, now, I'm not the only one.  Not the only one standing in the produce section or the baking aisle lost in thought about the endless possibilities.  Okay, maybe I am the only one who does *that.*

Ode to a Pumpkin
Pumpkin, pumpkin, shining bright,
I'll see you in my dreams tonight.
Waiting for me, standing tall,
To cut and cook you, skin and all.
Flesh prepared and seeds basted,
Nary a part will be wasted.
Cookies, dips and pancakes - yes!
But it's your muffins I like best.
Pumpkin, pumpkin, shining bright,
I'll see you in my dreams tonight.

Hee hee!  I crack myself up sometimes.  So, yeah, I'm a little obsessed.  To share my obsession and make me feel a little less like a freak show, here are some of my favorite pumpkin recipes!

 The two best Pumpkin Muffin recipes on the planet (yes, I've tried them all...or it seems like I have). Also great for bread. 

Pumpkin Pie Dip : This is amazing with gingersnaps and/or Granny Smith slices

Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Nothing else needs to be said.

A different take on pumpkin seeds: Spiced Pumpkin Seeds

Not a recipe, but a mix: Trader Joe's Pumpkin Pancake Mix

My friend Elizabeth has a delicious Pumpkin Tea Bread recipe.  Let me know if you're interested, and I'll ask her if it's okay to share.  It might be a prized secret recipe!

I have lots more favorites!  Email or comment if you want more!

Here's a new one I can't wait to try: Pumpkin Cheese Ball

You know what's odd (well, other than writing an ode to a pumpkin)?  I don't care for traditional pumpkin pie.  It's too thick.  Love a whipped version, though.  Hmmm.  Go figure.

Happy Fall!