Pumpkin Recipes

pumpkin patch turkey chili

Here’s a recipe for an incredibly delicious, easy and healthy chili. It features pumpkin (lots of pumpkin) but once everything is mixed in you don’t really notice an overpowering, pumpkin-y flavor. If you’re serving people who claim to not like pumpkin, don’t even bother telling them it’s in there. This is a good “fake out”…

vanilla pudding pumpkin bread

It’s that time of year again, Friends! Pumpkin season! I have soooo many new, autumn recipes to share with all of you. This is the first of many, and it’s a beaut. This is absolutely, hands down, the BEST pumpkin bread I’ve ever made. The addition of vanilla pudding makes it super moist with just…

easy pumpkin cake

~ easy pumpkin cake ~ 1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree 3 large eggs 1/3 cup brown sugar 1/2 cup light olive oil or vegetable oil 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract 1 box yellow cake mix (I used French vanilla) 1 heaping Tablespoon pumpkin pie spice Combine all and mix with an electric or…

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…