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

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Pumpkin, White Chocolate, and Caramel Toffee Trifle

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Pumpkin Chocolate Pecan Scones

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Molasses Cream Pie Cookies

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Pumpkin Cranberry Parfait

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Pumpkin Spice Latte with homemade pumpkin syrup

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Pumpkin Trail Mix Muffins

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Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast

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

49 Responses to “Pumpkin Round-up”

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    Lauren — September 7, 2011 at 11:02 am

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

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    Erika - The Teenage Taste — September 7, 2011 at 11:12 am

    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!

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    Cassie (Bake Your Day — September 7, 2011 at 11:31 am

    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!

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    Lauren @ What Lauren Likes — September 7, 2011 at 11:57 am

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

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    Hope — September 7, 2011 at 12:26 pm

    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!

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    Lindsay @ The Lean Green Bean — September 7, 2011 at 1:03 pm

    these all look amazing! i love pumpkin. here are two of my fav pumpkin things i made last year:
    http://www.theleangreenbean.com/pumpkin-mini-donuts-w-cinnamon-glaze/
    http://www.theleangreenbean.com/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies/

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      yum – those donuts!!

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    Erica — September 7, 2011 at 1:35 pm

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

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      i want to try those cookies this year :)

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    Jen @ keepitsimplefoods — September 7, 2011 at 1:57 pm

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

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    Carrie @ TV and Dinners — September 7, 2011 at 2:10 pm

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

    http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pumpkin-bars-recipe/index.html

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 2:11 pm

      Not everything has to be healthy all the time :) Those look awesome!

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    Ange — September 7, 2011 at 2:33 pm

    “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!

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 2:34 pm

      Best outfit ever, no contest :) Pumpkin chili sounds like a fun twist!

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    Jennifer (Savor) — September 7, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    How about some pumpkin seed pestop my dear? http://www.savoringthethyme.com/2011/04/pumpkin-seed-pesto/

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 2:46 pm

      Great idea! Thanks for the link!

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    Jeanette — September 7, 2011 at 3:38 pm

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

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 5:49 pm

      those look awesome Jeanette!

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    Tina — September 7, 2011 at 3:44 pm

    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!

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 3:46 pm

      ooh that sounds fantastic!

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    Brandi — September 7, 2011 at 3:48 pm

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

    http://brandilicious.wordpress.com/2010/11/09/ten-on-tuesday-42/

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 3:50 pm

      Those look great!

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    angela — September 7, 2011 at 3:50 pm

    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.

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 5:50 pm

      love the idea of the white chocolate + currants in the scones.

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    Lara — September 7, 2011 at 4:07 pm

    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!

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    Maria — September 7, 2011 at 4:41 pm

    Yay for pumpkin season!

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    Kelly — September 7, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    Official or not it already feels like fall here.

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    heather christo — September 7, 2011 at 4:57 pm

    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
    http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2010/10/10/the-best-pumpkin-pancakes/
    Pumpkin Scones
    http://www.heatherchristo.com/cooks/2010/11/19/pumpkin-scones/

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 5:07 pm

      Thanks for the links! Those pancakes look delicious!

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    Shannon — September 7, 2011 at 5:09 pm

    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!

    • admin replied: — September 7th, 2011 at 5:11 pm

      it’s okay – I am too in terms of recipes! I have at least one frozen dessert recipe to post soon ;)

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    John — September 7, 2011 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks for sharing. Some new stuff to try.

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    Denise @ Creative Kitchen — September 7, 2011 at 8:31 pm

    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….

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    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — September 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm

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

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    Melissa — September 7, 2011 at 10:31 pm

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

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    Nutmeg Nanny — September 8, 2011 at 1:13 am

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

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    marla — September 8, 2011 at 2:50 am

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

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — September 8, 2011 at 11:14 am

    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/

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    Katy @ HaveYouHurd — September 8, 2011 at 4:59 pm

    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!

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    natalie (the sweets life) — September 8, 2011 at 7:29 pm

    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 :)

    • admin replied: — September 8th, 2011 at 7:29 pm

      yum – these all look amazing!

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    Emily @ Glitz Glam Granola — September 8, 2011 at 7:42 pm

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

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    Allison — September 10, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    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!”

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    Christina @ Sweet Pea's Kitchen — September 10, 2011 at 8:23 pm

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

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — September 11, 2011 at 6:43 pm

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

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    Cara — September 12, 2011 at 6:17 pm

    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

    • admin replied: — September 12th, 2011 at 6:34 pm

      That penne looks incredible!

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    marla {family fresh cooking} — September 15, 2011 at 4:26 am

    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

    • admin replied: — September 15th, 2011 at 12:07 pm

      Added! :)

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