Bite of Southwest Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

Nov 20, 2016

Southwest Pumpkin Black Bean Soup

I love pumpkin soups.  But after a while they start to look the same.  Pumpkin with curry, pumpkin with coconut, pumpkin with curry and coconut…  Why not one with a Southwest flair? Pumpkin Black Bean Soup?  Since I started taking some classes this fall, I am trying to cook… compactly.  That is, can I make a dish that is simple, … Continue reading

Pumpkin Ice Cream Cone Outdoors

Oct 2, 2016

Pumpkin Ice Cream, Jeni Style

Pumpkin Ice Cream.  It’s one of my favorite fall treats.  Usually I head to Baskin Robbins, but this year I decided to make my own.   I love the idea of controlling the ingredients in homemade ice cream.  Organic cream, real pumpkin, NO carrageenan.  And how many desserts have a full day’s supply of vitamin A?  

Oct 18, 2015

Maple Glazed Whole Wheat Pumpkin Donuts

Is there any such thing as too many pumpkin recipes?   Given pumpkin’s great flavor—and super nutritional value, I’d say no!  It even comes dressed for fall!  My latest recipe is for Whole Wheat Pumpkin Donuts and I’ve done them two ways—first with a simple cinnamon sugar coating and then with a maple glaze.  I have to give credit where credit … Continue reading

Sep 27, 2015

(Real) Pumpkin Chai Latte

My oldest daughter is seriously pumpkin obsessed–every fall she goes wild with pumpkin foods and decorations.  Since she is also the queen of tea, I was not at all surprised when she announced she was going to learn to make Pumpkin Chai Latte.  Chai is defined by Wikipedia as “a blend of black tea and herbs and spices, originating in … Continue reading

Easy Pumpkin Coconut Soup

Oct 20, 2014

Easy Pumpkin Coconut Soup and a Harvest Party

We have a fall joke in our family.  It dates back to when our oldest was around three and declared to her auntie, “Fall is the best time of my year.”  Whenever we are really loving the season, someone spouts out the now familiar words.  We are certain to hear them at the annual Rare Earth CSA End of Season … Continue reading

Pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese

Nov 13, 2013

Multigrain Pumpkin Cranberry Bagels

These pumpkin bagels actually go back a whole year (of course not these specific bagels). At that time I had a project that needed some focus–along with some bagel coupons.   So instead of dragging my laptop out to Starbucks, I went to the bagel shop.   With fall in the air, I ate a pumpkin bagel with pumpkin cream cheese.  And … Continue reading

Pumpkin Muffins

Nov 10, 2013

Pumpkin Cranberry Muffins (Two Ways)

These very clever muffins can go two ways–fancy or simple.  And although my pictures in this post all show frosting, let me make this perfectly clear–these muffins are great plain. The muffin part of this recipe (which I have since altered slightly) was developed by a former coworker when she was doing weight watchers (she even calculated the points!). They were … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cream Cheese with Ginger Cookies

Nov 5, 2013

Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip

Can you believe it’s November and I haven’t posted a pumpkin recipe?  I mean, what says “fall” more than pumpkin? So today I’m doing a Spiced Pumpkin Cream Cheese Dip that I actually made much earlier–for book club in early October.  In our regular meetings the host usually does the cooking, but we had a member who’d had surgery and … Continue reading

Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti

Feb 7, 2013

Pumpkin Cranberry Biscotti

When I first started eating more whole grains, biscotti were a great find.  Crunchy and flavorful, they are supposed to be crisp so there is no need to attempt the airy rise or tender crumb that white flour does so well. Back in my corporate days (when I worked like a million hours a week and had a nanny who … Continue reading

Dec 13, 2012

Curried Pumpkin Mushroom Soup

It’s my first book club Christmas party! I joined the monthly group this spring and, believe me, no one has starved at any of the meetings!  But December is even more festive with a full meal (served on china!), and everyone is bringing a different dish!  My contribution is Curried Pumpkin Mushroom Soup. Of course this event is happening in … Continue reading