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

49 Responses to “Pumpkin Round-up”

  1. #
    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!

  4. #
    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 :)

  5. #
    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:

    • 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.


    • 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!

  12. #
    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:


    • 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!

  18. #
    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
    Pumpkin Scones

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

      Thanks for the links! Those pancakes look delicious!

  20. #
    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 ;)

  21. #
    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….

  23. #
    Mary @ Bites and Bliss — September 7, 2011 at 8:39 pm

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

  24. #
    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/

  26. #
    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! :)

  33. #
    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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