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Too Much Pumpkin?!?

***this post is from last fall.  I’ve been busy having fun with my girls on their fall break, too busy to write new posts!!  
If you love pumpkin, this post is for you!  I am planning on going crazy during the remainder of this fall with the whole pumpkin food theme.  I have collected a few recipes that have caught my eye, and now that it is pumpkin eatin’ season, its time to try a few!

Every year when it comes time to carve pumpkins and scoop out all those pumpkin guts, I have great intentions of saving the seeds and making them into some kind of roasted goodness.  And every year, my good intentions go right out the window after a long night of carving, and even longer time of cleaning up all those pumpkin guts. This year I am FOR SURE going to do it.  I have Old Bay Seasoning sitting in my cupboard, which is what I need to make Maryland Pumpkin Seeds.
*I made these and they were yummy!

This Creamy Pumpkin Pasta recipe is one I am very excited about. Doesn’t that sound so very comforting?
*This pasta is one we will have at least once every fall.  I made it and it was creamy goodness..

We are all about pancakes in this house, so Fluffy Light Pumpkin Pancakes are a must try!
*These are everything their name says they are.  So good!

The picture of these Soft Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Cookies has not left my brain since I first got a glimpse of it, I really hope they taste as good as they look! (I am going to use applesauce in place of the oil and maybe some maple syrup instead of all that sugar!)
*I replaced 1/2 the oil with applesauce and used pure cane sugar (sucanat) instead of sugar.  I made them last fall and I am hoping to get the energy to make them again, seeing the picture again makes me remember how wonderful they were!

This Black Bean Pumpkin Soup I have made, and it is to die for.  It got two thumbs up from my husband, and it is very healthy.  (I used a small amount of bacon instead of the ham)

 I have yet to find a chili made with turkey that I like, maybe this one, Pumpkin Turkey Chili, will be THE one?

As you know, I am a smoothie lover. Not so sure about a Pumpkin Smoothie, but if it can make a vegetable taste like dessert, I’m all for trying it!

Thank goodness I have until the end of November to make some of these!  I have a feeling my family will have had their fill of pumpkin by then!

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  • cuppycakeme
    October 28, 2010 at 5:18 pm

    Mmmmmmmmm Yummy! And I LOVE that jack-o-lantern!!! TOO CUTE!

  • Lana
    October 28, 2010 at 4:37 pm

    These all look so good! Sorry I fell off your radar for the past few weeks; post harvest insanity trying to get caught up IN the house now that my part of the outside is done. Hugs to you and enjoy your girls and fall break!

  • Amy Bowman
    October 28, 2010 at 9:25 pm

    Hi Lana, good to hear from you!
    Sarah-the link works from here, but you can try this, too.

  • For the Love of Naps - Sarah
    October 28, 2010 at 4:49 pm

    Hey! The link for the creamy pumpkin pasta doesn’t work for me. VERY intereted…and just wanted to let you know.

    I think I made your pumpkin chocolate chip cookies last year 🙂

    Hope your Thursday is a happy one.

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