stew & soup recipes: peanut butter pumpkin soup

Remember our recent post that discussed cooking down and pureeing a pumpkin for future use? If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please take a peek, then get that nearly frost bitten pumpkin that is sitting on your porch and get busy making your own pumpkin puree. You will need it for another of our recently posted recipes: pumpkin tartlets as well as this next pumpkin recipe that we’d like to share with you. This recipe will both surprise and delight you. It was given to us by a relative who declared that is would become a Thanksgiving tradition. And, as predicted, it has been ever present on our Thanksgiving table. We would never think of omitting this from our celebration, not that our families would let us, always asking on Thanksgiving morning, “Are you making that pumpkin soup?” Of course we are and so will you once... Read the Rest →

 

stew & soup recipes: peanut butter pumpkin soup

Remember our recent post that discussed cooking down and pureeing a pumpkin for future use? If you haven’t had a chance to read it, please take a peek, then get that nearly frost bitten pumpkin that is sitting on your porch and get busy making your own pumpkin puree. You will need it for another of our recently posted recipes: pumpkin tartlets as well as this next pumpkin recipe that we’d like to share with you. This recipe will both surprise and delight you. It was given to us by a relative who declared that is would become a Thanksgiving tradition. And, as predicted, it has been ever present on our Thanksgiving table. We would never think of omitting this from our celebration, not that our families would let us, always asking on Thanksgiving morning, “Are you making that pumpkin soup?” Of course we are and so will you once... Read the Rest →

 

tartlicious tuesday's: pumpkin pie tartlets

In an earlier post entitled “It’s all about the Pumpkin” I wrote about cooking down your own pumpkin. For me, the day my father would peel and cut the pumpkin for my mother to cook down was one of great pleasure for I knew what the end result would be. I mentioned that my mother rarely, if ever, baked. She didn’t care for baking so having a freshly baked pumpkin pie was a treasure and greatly anticipated each year. I’m not really sure why my mother chose pumpkin pie as the one thing she would bake year after year. My mother passed on three years ago and so I won’t have the chance to ask her, but I do know it wasn’t a recipe handed down from mother to daughter as my grandmother was from Sicily and pumpkin pie was not in her baking repertoire. I am going with the... Read the Rest →

 

tartlicious tuesday’s: pumpkin pie tartlets

In an earlier post entitled “It’s all about the Pumpkin” I wrote about cooking down your own pumpkin. For me, the day my father would peel and cut the pumpkin for my mother to cook down was one of great pleasure for I knew what the end result would be. I mentioned that my mother rarely, if ever, baked. She didn’t care for baking so having a freshly baked pumpkin pie was a treasure and greatly anticipated each year. I’m not really sure why my mother chose pumpkin pie as the one thing she would bake year after year. My mother passed on three years ago and so I won’t have the chance to ask her, but I do know it wasn’t a recipe handed down from mother to daughter as my grandmother was from Sicily and pumpkin pie was not in her baking repertoire. I am going with the... Read the Rest →

 

appetizers & recipes: it’s all about the pumpkin

I will share a personal story in this blog post. My mother did not like to bake. As it turns out, I love to bake and loved it from the first time I was given a cake mix and a tub of frosting. Looking back, that was a weak moment for my mother. I am the youngest of five children. So, I suppose, that by the time I came around having a child underfoot in the kitchen when cooking for a family of seven…well, it can be a chore. I understand that feeling even though I only have two children. I treasured the times that I actually got to bake. And, I especially loved the fall for it was the one time my mother would bake or rather prepare for baking. I think that was the most exciting part, the preparation. It was like being next in a line. The... Read the Rest →

 

appetizers & recipes: it's all about the pumpkin

I will share a personal story in this blog post. My mother did not like to bake. As it turns out, I love to bake and loved it from the first time I was given a cake mix and a tub of frosting. Looking back, that was a weak moment for my mother. I am the youngest of five children. So, I suppose, that by the time I came around having a child underfoot in the kitchen when cooking for a family of seven…well, it can be a chore. I understand that feeling even though I only have two children. I treasured the times that I actually got to bake. And, I especially loved the fall for it was the one time my mother would bake or rather prepare for baking. I think that was the most exciting part, the preparation. It was like being next in a line. The... Read the Rest →

 

giveaway: pumpkin whoopie pie pan and a whoopie pie cookie recipe…

Whoopee for whoopie pies. The popularity of whoopie pies is on the rise. We’ve been making our own for years and are now seeing the trend grow. You can create many varieties of whoopie pies from the always popular chocolate with buttery marshmallow filling to sweet strawberry pies with a creamy, subtle strawberry filling. Autumn is now upon us. Soon, if not already, we will smell the aroma of fireplaces taking the chill out of the air. We will see leaves turning gold and red. And of course, we will seek out pumpkins. If each month had a flavor October and November would have to share. There is no other time in the year when pumpkin is so revered. It is the flavor of the season with all the warm inviting spices that go with it. Why not a pumpkin whoopie pie with a cream cheese filling! Oh, yum! The... Read the Rest →