Pumpkin Recipes

vegan pumpkin muffins

~ vegan pumpkin muffins ~ This is a wonderful recipe for spicy, good for you, vegan pumpkin muffins that was given to me by my friend Shelly. I omitted the dried fruit (because I didn’t have any on hand) and I added a tiny bit more nutmeg and cinnamon than the recipe calls for. They…

cider pumpkin bread

~ cider pumpkin bread ~ This is a little something I dreamed up the other morning when I woke up to frost on the windows. I turned on the fire place for the first time this season and got to work in the kitchen. The addition of real orchard apple cider and maple extract make…

Current Crush~Dickinson’s Pumpkin Butter

My friend Kristina, the Domesticated Gypsy, recently told me about this divine ambrosia called Dickinson’s Country Pumpkin Butter! It’s the perfect topping for applesauce pancakes, maple scones, apple pandowdy, buttery shortbread and cinnamon swirl toast with raisins. Enjoy! ~Melissa

Cream Sherry Pumpkin Bread

“Each year, the Great Pumpkin rises out of the pumpkin patch that he thinks is the most sincere. He’s gotta pick this one. He’s got to. I don’t see how a pumpkin patch can be more sincere than this one. You can look around and there’s not a sign of hypocrisy. Nothing but sincerity as…

lunch in a pumpkin

Every autumn my friend Bonnie would feature “Lunch in a Pumpkin,” at her tearoom, “Tale of Two Sisters,” here in Red Wing Minnesota. I use to work there and I so miss that place! The old house on West 7th street still speaks to me as I pass by every day on my morning walk.…