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Pumpkin Stuffed With Everything Good

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Last night, I was at a meeting and someone stood up to give an announcement.  She was promoting a local fundraising event - The Great Pumpkin Soiree - which will feature pumpkin treats from a variety of local restaurants and bakeries.  With voting.  All for a good cause.

My first thought?  Yummmmmmm!  (Although I won't be able to attend.)  Because I can think of nothing better than an event full of pumpkin treats!  In fact, I have never found a pumpkin-flavored ANYthing I didn't like.

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This week's Ten on Tuesday topic - Ten Ways to Eat Pumpkin - suits me just fine!

  1. Pumpkin Spice Latte - I am a total fool for a pumpkin spice latte!  I always order it "skinny" -- but WITH whipped cream. 
  2. Pumpkin Pie - Oh, I love the custard-y goodness!  It wouldn't be Thanksgiving without my Mom's pie.
  3. Pumpkin Bread - With pecans sprinkled on the top, please.
  4. Toasted Pumpkin Seeds - Simple, with a little butter and salt.  I used to make these every year while the kids were out trick-or-treating with Tom.
  5. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars - I found this recipe in my local newspaper nearly 20 years ago, and I've been making them every year since.  They are a vital part of our family Thanksgiving tradition now.
  6. Pumpkin Cake - I found this recipe when Carole pinned it on Pinterest.  I've been drooling ever since.
  7. Pumpkin Cheesecake - Last Saturday, Tom and I went out for dinner at our favorite Kalamazoo restaurant and I had pumpkin cheesecake for dessert.  It was divine.  Perfect.  Pumpkin-y and cheese-y without too much sweetness.  I'm still thinking about it!
  8. Pumpkin Soup - Especially with a little . . . zing . . . of hot spice-y goodness.
  9. Pumpkin Doughnuts - Oh, yeah.  (But I try to resist. . .)
  10. Pumpkin Stuffed With Everything Good - Last year, around Thanksgiving, I caught an interview on NPR with French cooking expert Dorie Greenspan.  She was promoting her then-new cookbook, Around My French Table, and she went into great detail about a recipe called Pumpkin Stuffed With Everything Good.  I nearly drove off the road, it sounded so wonderful!  Her cookbook immediately went on my Christmas list!  I haven't made the recipe yet, but I'm going to try it soon.  Really soon!

Okay.  Now I'm craving pumpking ANYthing!

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Patty

I've only one thing to say...YUM! ;-)

margene

I love pumpkin on the savory side. Too sweet is not my fave. There is so much to love about a pumpkin, including making faces!

Kate

try thai pumpkin soup--- link on my blog

kmkat

I too love pumpkin anything. ::drools onto keyboard::

Carole

Wonderful list, thanks again for the idea!

Marilyn

It all sounds so good! I've tried making pumpkin seeds but didn't have much luck...now I know that I was missing the butter and salt! Duh!

Lucy

The recipe for the Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good is available on the Amazon page for the book. Sounds fantastic.

Rachel

Hmmm,,,, I mainly make all sorts of soups with all sorts of pumpkin and family.

The seeds are really popular in Israel. You can buy them roasted and salted in their shells.

Sue

When I was growing up in Yorkshire we only saw pumpkins on films or series from the USA. We now get all kinds of squash and soup with good chicken stock, roasted squash with roased veg plus a good handful of lentils is my current favourite.

I have always wanted to know what is in a classic pumpkin pie - would it be asking too much for your recipe? I'll trade it for my Grandmothers Parkin recipe. Parkin is a Yorkshire ginger type cake that also contains oatmeal and it is one of our favourite things.

Vicki

Yum. Lots of ideas (and I am in need)!! Thanks. ; )

Chantelle

That 'Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good' sounds interesting. It is an actual stuffed pumpkin? Do you eat the actual pumpkin, or do you just cook the other stuff in it?

Cookie

What? No pumpkin truffles?

Erin

PUMPKIN SPICE LATTE!!! I have missed it so much being at Denison where Starbucks is a mystery to everyone (though I would almost drive the 30 min to Columbus and the nearest Starbucks for the golden elixir). This year, however, I am amidst a city with Starbucks adorning the corners like the churches on Granville's main street. AND CMU serves Starbucks. I am in Pumpkin Spice Latte heaven.

Mary

ok, I'm coming clean - I've never TRIED a pumpkin spice latte. I just got a free drink coupon and you've inspired me! (oh, and maybe I'll find a donut to go along with it :-)

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