Pumpkin Round-up

It’s not officially fall yet, but I can feel it coming.

The leaves are starting to change here already. I’m not ready for that just yet, but I am happy that football season is here, that the weather is slowly cooling off, that tomatoes are still in season but winter squashes are coming.

I have only lived in one state my entire life. And I don’t think I could ever imagine leaving Virginia simply because of this season.

Fall in Virginia means everything to me.

Reds and oranges and yellows.

Chilly nights carving pumpkins with a mug full of hot chocolate.

Jeans and sweatshirts and flip flops.

Seeing the wisps of your breath on a foggy morning or while screaming at a football game.

And finally learning to love pumpkin. I wasn’t a fan of many pumpkiny things when I was younger. Besides Jill’s pumpkin cookies, I didn’t want to go near anything that orange – pumpkin pie was especially a no-go.

But people change. Taste buds grow up. Pumpkin plops into your life in delicious ways and soon enough, you can’t stay away.

I cannot wait to make some of my favorite pumpkin recipes soon!

Pumpkin Dip


Pumpkin, White Chocolate, and Caramel Toffee Trifle


Pumpkin Chocolate Pecan Scones


Molasses Cream Pie Cookies


Pumpkin Cranberry Parfait


Pumpkin Spice Latte with homemade pumpkin syrup


Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins


Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast



What are your favorite pumpkin dishes? Leave a link in the comments for me! I need some new recipes to try Smile


  1. The only reason I look forward to fall so much is for the pumpkin!!

  2. Oooh, reading this got me excited for Autumn! That is my favorite season! I love it! :-D

    PS- Everything looks so yummy! Especially that french toast!

  3. It definitely feels like fall here…it’s been in the 50’s in the mornings. It screams fall to me and I’ve already cracked a can of pumpkin. All of these sound fantastic!

  4. Yes!! I was waiting for a post like this one! Gotta love me some pumpkin! Helllo fall :)

  5. I love pumpkin flavored foods and drinks! I cannot wait to start baking and cooking using pumpkin! :) There are some great ideas in this post of recipes for me to try!

  6. Mmmm to pumpkin!! I totally am making your pumPkin dip again this year-amazing!! I like my vegan chocolate chocolate chip muffins!

  7. Tis almost the season for pumpkin! Very exciting! Can’t wait to try your pumpkin syrup latte. Sounds amazing.

  8. I love everything pumpkin! Sadly, though, I think my favorite pumpkin thing is Paula Deen’s pumpkin bars. NOT healthy, but completely, utterly delicious.


  9. “Jeans and sweatshirts and flip flops.” — I’m with you all the way!!! A co-worker just told me about a recipe for pumpkin chili she likes. Once I get it, I’ll send it your way – it sounds amazing!

  10. Love pumpkin in the fall – great roundup! I just made Pumpkin Spice Donuts for the Gluten-Free Ratio Rally: http://su.pr/1BJo44

  11. I am SOOOOO excited about all things pumpkin/fall!!! AHH! :) New obsession is a heaping spoonful of the biscoff spread in my coffee… holy cow FALL.IN.A.CUP!

  12. I love Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Squares (they’re like Pumpkin brownies!) Here’s the link to the recipe on my blog:


  13. i make pumpkin scones with white chocolate and currants. really yummy! i’ve made a pumpkin loaf with a layer of cream cheese – very pretty.

  14. These all look amazing – thanks for sharing! It’s a chilly morning in Colorado and I plan on making my favorite fall staple – super easy pumpkin muffins. Canned pumpkin (not pie filling…I use the large can) and a boxed spice mix. It’s so moist!

  15. Yay for pumpkin season!

  16. Official or not it already feels like fall here.

  17. I cannot believe that this time of year has come already! Pumpkin is my favorite thing about fall! Here are some of my favorite recipes:
    Pumpkin Pancakes
    Pumpkin Scones

  18. oh.man. i really am trying to hold on to summer… just a few more weeks, pretty please!

    i need to make my savory pumpkin bread budding again this year ;) maybe it’ll inspire another winning dish!

  19. Thanks for sharing. Some new stuff to try.

  20. I was born and raised my first 7 years in Virginia…then moved to MD & NC to finish out my childhood. I still have family in Virginia. LOVE it there!! I’m now in South Florida where we have season changes but they are a lot more subtle, and I miss the changing of the leaves. BUT not weeks and weeks and weeks of COLD weather :)

    Fall is my favorite season…but I’m glad I can visit fall. I do miss living through the duration of season changes year in and year out. Sniff, sniff….

  21. I cannot wait to dig into loads of pumpkin!! :D

  22. I want some more of Susan’s pumpkin whoopie pies!!!! And a pumpkin spice latte!!!

  23. Yummy round up! Here is a link for a great pumpkin yeast bread: http://www.nutmegnanny.com/2011/09/02/pumpkin-yeast-bread/

  24. LOVE that you are getting a head start on the pumpkin girl. My favorite time of year :)

  25. Yay for pumpkin love! Let me know if you want me to include any in my pumpkin party:-)

    Just posted some fabulous pumpkin s’more muffins! http://www.keepitsweetblog.com/pumpkin-smore-muffins/

  26. Thank you for posting all of these yummy pumpkin recipes! I loooove fall and I looooove pumpkin. I’m also a VA girl and cannot agree with you more about fall. I love a state that actually has different seasons. It’s not cold all the time, nor is it hot all the time. We have it all!

  27. Thank you for the round-up..I have plans to make a few of these now, esp that trifle!

    Here are a few of my pumpkin faves–
    Pumpkin granola: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2011/03/pumpkin-granola.html
    Pumpkin granola BARS: http://www.thesweetslife.com/2010/10/pumpkin-granola-bars.html
    Pumpkin cookies (terrible pic but my all time fave!!) http://www.thesweetslife.com/2009/09/best-ever-pumpkin-chocolate-chip.html

    yay for pumpkin :)

  28. Omigosh all of these recipes look AMAZING! I love pumpkin in things and will definitely be making these all throughout the Fall! YUM!

  29. No joke, all of these recipes had me drooling! I am a pumpkin fanatic so I def will be making these this fall! I have lived in VA my whole life [other than going to Boston for college] and couldn’t imagine living anywhere else… VA is for lovers, or rather it should be “You’ll fall in love with VA!”

  30. Pumpkin recipe are the whole reason I love fall!! ;) The recipes in your round up look delicious-espically the Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast! Yum! :)

  31. I love these pumpkin recipes! Pumpkin baked goods are my favorite!

  32. I completely adore pumpkin, can’t get enough! I think you have sweets covered so if I may offer some favorite savories:
    Thai Peanut Pumpkin Hummus: http://www.carascravings.com/2011/02/thai-peanut-pumpkin-hummus.html
    Squash & Turkey Enchiladas with Cranberry Mole: http://www.carascravings.com/2010/10/winter-squash-turkey-enchiladas-with.html
    And one of my most popular recipe: Amazingly Creamy Pumpkin Penne! http://www.carascravings.com/2009/10/pumpkin-penne-makeover.html

  33. Hey girl, you should add this & any other links related to Pumpkin in my current Happy Post. Love this round up :) http://su.pr/1rMDg2

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