I love pumpkins! I love how big and impressive their vines are.
I love how bright and beautiful their flowers are.
Though, I am not sure I will have a pumpkin crop this year as it is mid-September and this is the biggest little guy I have so far.
I did get some pretty white acorn squash and a teeny green one from my garden, so perhaps that will do.
No matter where it comes from, I love pumpkin! One year I acquired a huge box of pumpkins and had enough for the whole year! One day I hope to grow enough of my own pumpkins to last a year. Pumpkin puree keeps well in the freezer. I have also dehydrated pumpkin puree, then ground it into a powder to be reconstituted with hot water later on. Canning pumpkin puree is not recommended, but you could can pumpkin chunks with a pressure cooker if you wanted to go that route.
Did I say I love pumpkins! They are pretty, nutritious, fun to grow, and can be used in almost endless ways for cooking! (Perhaps pumpkins are why orange is my favorite color!) So, here are some yummy pumpkin recipes I have gathered and want to share with you. I have made some of these and the rest are on my to-do list! I have yet to taste a pumpkin dish I didn't like!
I almost always use fresh pumpkin over store-bought canned. Use whatever method you like, this is just a personal preference of mine because I love pumpkins! But, don't feel bad if you don't have access to fresh pumpkins and/or just don't want to mess with preparing them. I enjoy all this because, as you know, I have a bit of craziness about me. If you want to try your hand at using fresh pumpkins, here's where you begin!
Pumpkin Pie Puree
Cooking a Whole Pumpkin
How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds
Pumpkin Pie Spice
Of course we all think of pie when the subject of pumpkins comes up. Here is a yummy variety!
Pumpkin Pie in the Slow Cooker with Crust
Party Pumpkin Pie
Microwave Impossible Pumpkin Pie
Lactose Free Dairy Free Pumpkin Pie
Healthy Pumpkin Pie
Pumpkin Pie Casserole
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Individual Pumpkin Pies
Pumpkin Bread makes a wonderful gift!
Pumpkin Seed Flat Bread
Pumpkin Praline Bread
Slow Cooker Pumpkin Bread in Jars
Cranberry Pumpkin Bread
Yogurt and Pumpkin Bread
Pumpkin Walnut Bread
Start the Day with Pumpkins! Waffles, muffins, and pancakes...Oh My!
Pumpkin French Toast
Healthy Pumpkin Pancakes
Amish Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Caramel Frosting
Pumpkin Blueberry Pancakes
Pumpkin Spice Muffins
Pumpkin Muffins with Oatmeal Streusel Topping
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes
Delicious Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins
Making a Meal out of Pumpkin. A walk on the wild side...
Pumpkin Apple Harvest Rice
Pumpkin Mac and Cheese
Low Fat Lemony Lentils with Pumpkin
Creamy Pumpkin Polenta
Abobora Refogada Brazilian Stewed Pumpkin
Afghan Fried Pumpkin
Best Pumpkin Casserole
Pumpkin Soup?! Yes Please!
Roasted Pumpkin Soup
Fall Harvest 3 Sisters Soup
Zesty Cream of Pumpkin Soup
Armenian Pumpkin Stew
Pumpkin Soup (Dairy Free Option)
Beyond the Pie: Yummy Pumpkin Desserts and Sweets!
Baked Pumpkin Bread(less) Pudding
Candy Corn Smoothie
Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites
Bisquick Pumpkin Cake
Almond Pumpkin Charlotte
Amazing Pumpkin Spice Cookies
Easy, Healthy Pumpkin Cookies
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies
Crock Pot Pumpkin Spice Latte
Pumpkin Gingersnap Ice Cream
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bars
I don't know about you, but I'm ready to get started on my fall cooking! The weather is cooling off, soon the leaves will start to turn vibrant colors, and we'll feel winter's nip on our nose in no time. Fall seems to disappear before I've had time to really enjoy it, so I'm keeping an eye on it this year.
Here are some of last year's pumpkins. The nasty looking one got attacked from underneath by rolly-pollies and I didn't catch it until it had already mended itself and grew some more.
After cutting off the bottom part, the rest looked normal, so we cooked it and ate it and I lived to post this today. Ha ha ha!
I hope you have an excellent time cooking and baking with pumpkin! And please share your favorite pumpkin recipes in the comments and/or share a link!