Pumpkin Recipes

chocolate chip overload pumpkin muffins

Ready for more pumpkiny goodness? This time I added a ton of mini chocolate chips for a match made in heaven! Enjoy with your favorite coffee or tea… ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees F. ~ 1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree 1 and 2/3 cups brown sugar or date sugar 2/3 cup vegetable…

{better than starbuck’s} pumpkin spice latte

Looking for a cozy, spicy, pumpkiny beverage to get you started on these chilly autumn mornings? Look no further. These yummy, Pumpkin Spice Lattes are so delicious, and they don’t cost $5 a pop! Move over, Starbucks! for two pumpkin spice lattes: 2 cups whole milk 2 Tablespoons pure canned pumpkin puree (not pumpkin pie…

gracie’s iced pumpkin spice cookies

My daughter, Grace, has been on a mission to create simple, delicious and healthy treats. These little cake-like cookies are only 40 calories a piece when they’re unfrosted, and they’re mostly sweetened with healthful stevia. You can ice them with a simple powdered sugar icing (as shown above) or you could just dust them with…

super moist maple pumpkin bread

I had such a nice, relaxing time in my kitchen today. It was chilly and pouring rain, so I decided to get some autumn baking done. I played with pumpkins and apples while rewatching the first few episodes of Vampire Diaries on the little DVD player that Jeff installed under our cupboards for me a…

pumpkin sherry mushroom stuffed pasta shells

Mmmmmmm…. there’s nothing quite like combining pumpkin and pasta to create a cozy comfort food dish for autumn. The cream sherry brings out the lovely flavors of the pumpkin in this recipe,  as does the light sprinkling of freshly ground nutmeg. Feel free to use Alfredo sauce in place of the red sauce if you…

mud pie muffins {gluten free}

Yesterday my friend Nancy and I went to Bayside for lunch (yum!) and then we did a little thrift store shopping (fun!). A used bookstore opened just up the street from me and we had a good time browsing in there for awhile too. I can’t wait to share the cool stuff I found with…

pumpkin cream penne with grilled chicken

So far so good with the healthy goals in 2014. I’ve been making lots of delicious, wholesome dishes that are loaded with flavor. I am trying to cut back on the bad fats, sugar and salt… but this dish just isn’t the same when you try to make it with greek yogurt in place of…

captain morgan spiced rum pumpkin glazed turkey drummies with oven roasted cranberry compote {#CaptainsTable}

Hello, Friends! This is my first recipe for the Captain’s Table recipe challenge, and I just love how it turned out. It’s a definite twist on the traditional Thanksgiving fare. It’s sweet, smoky, spicy and flavorful. If you’ve never tried brining turkey before, you’re in for a treat. This extra step requires a little extra…

“the frost is on the pumpkin” coffee cake

Last week, between preparing dinner for company (twice) and making Jeff’s birthday favorites, I felt like I was cooking in the Olympics. If cooking was an Olympic sport. Which I’m pretty sure it’s not yet. The one nice thing about having a few cooking marathon days in a row is that, if you plan it…