Pumpkin Recipes

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…

captain morgan’s black spiced rum pumpkin butter

Today I’m hanging out at home, creating new muffin and bread recipes to share with you. Some of my minimalist chicken soup is simmering on the stove top and I’m wearing a sweater and slippers so I can have all the windows open and enjoy the cool, rainy day. The fireplace is at full roar…

chai gingerbread pumpkin waffles

Yesterday at this time I was busy in my kitchen, making the batter for these deliciously spicy and beautifully fragrant waffles. Oh myyyyy, were they ever good! This recipe makes about 8 of the big Belgian waffles, so unless you’re having company, you may have enough left over to freeze. To do this, I just…

pumpkin soup with maple cream

Another soup recipe? Yeah, I’m on a roll now. Love this “settling in” feeling that Fall gives me. I’m gathering yarn, and quilt squares, and thick novels so I have plenty to keep me busy in front of the fireplace when I’m not writing, painting or photographing. Ahhh, this is definitely the best time of…

pumpkin spice smoothies

We’ve been cooking with apples and pumpkins again this week and having so much fun inventing new recipes! Such a great time of year to play in the kitchen. This is especially yummy for breakfast, but makes a good autumn dessert as well. 1 (15 oz.) can pure pumpkin puree 4 to 5 scoops vanilla…