I’m not ready to bid farewell to summer just yet, and I have the calendar on my side. But nature seems bent on overruling us both. The mornings are becoming nippier, leaves are already falling to the ground, and I now have to remind myself all over again that rushing to get somewhere in the mid-afternoon is an exercise in futility with the number of yellow buses on the road. (Seeing all the cute kids hop off the bus and run to their mommies more than makes up for it though.)
Don’t get me wrong: fall is my favorite season. It’s just that it barely feels like we even had a proper summer, so in my mind, it’s still May or June and not mid-September with all kinds of holiday merchandise already filling the store shelves.
As much as I’d like summer to linger, I’m also quite excited about what looms in the immediate horizon: pumpkin season. Yes friends, its arrival is imminent. And I know I’m not the only one excited about pumpkin recipes here. What’s not to love? It’s nutritious, much of it is edible (flesh, seeds, leaves, flowers), it freezes well, makes baked good moist, and in a pinch, it can turn into a carriage if you need a ride to the ball. Yes, pumpkins are real versatile like that.
We want to hear all the ways you like to use this wonder fruit, so tell us:
What are your favorite ways to use or serve pumpkin?
Let me start by showing you a few beauties we’ve featured here in the TK Blog.
Pumpkin Cornbread. Cornbread? Good. Add pumpkin? YES.
Nutella Cheesecake Pumpkin Muffins. It has pumpkin. And Nutella. And cheesecake. Sign me up.
Pumpkin Coffee Cake. Light and fluffy and nutty, with a brown sugar glaze.
Pumpkin Enchiladas. Pumpkin goes Tex-Mex!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Scones. Perfect with tea or coffee.
Streusel-Topped Pumpkin Bread. Moist and dense, and I love almost anything topped with streusel.
Pumpkin Pie Bars. Pumpkin pie in bar form with no crust to mess with! The buttery cinnamon topping is to die for.
Perfect Pumpkin Cheesecake. This really is pretty much perfect.
Now it’s your turn! Have a favorite pumpkin recipe? Tips on how to select a good pumpkin, or how to cut one up without lopping off a finger? Let us know in the comments below!