Man. I cannot believe it’s October. I mentioned this earlier. But I tell you, I won’t believe it. I can hardly grasp that it will be Thanksgiving (Canadian) this weekend!! The time has flown by.
I also cannot believe I have yet to purchase a single can of pumpkin puree. I know right?? What is this girl doing! Oh right, getting over a cold and trying to study for tests. Boy, school sure gets in the way of all the fun stuff. Like baking.
I absolutely love fall. Everything about it, from the first of September until Christmas day, just makes me feel so happy. Everything is crisp, leaves are turning that orangey-brown-y-yellow-y-red colour. Pumpkins have begun to make an appearance on grocery store shelves, and soon enough we’ll be making our way to the pumpkin patch. I honestly do not think one can ever out grow the love of going to the pumpkin patch, trotting around in the mud, and picking out that one, perfect, pumpkin.
Heck, I’m 23 and Adam’s 27 and I’m definitely going to be making a trip to the patch! And then we’ll come home, strategically plan our pumpkin carving, and then get excited when you place a candle inside and wait until it gets just dark enough so you can see how they look. Halloween is an all ages holiday.
Seeing as how I’ve been so busy with a cold, and school, I’ve had little time in planning this weekends dessert! I usually make the standard, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin pie or pecan pie. However, after perusing the internet I found some interesting non-traditional recipes that include pumpkin. I’ve collected a few that caught my eye, and hopefully I’ll be trying some out this weekend:
Raw Pumpkin Seed Cakes from Green Kitchen Stories, found here
Roasted Pumpkin Cupcakes with Mexican Chocolate Buttercream, from The Little Red House, found here
Pumpkin Souffles with Maple Pumpkin Ice-cream from Healthy Green Kitchen, found here
Pumpkin Shortbread Cookies from Recipe Girl, found here
Pumpkin Muffins from Sarahbeth’s Bakery by Sarabeth Levin, found here
Pumpkin Spice Pull Apart Bread with Butter Rum Glaze, by Willow Bird Baking, found here
Are you baking for Thanksgiving this weekend?
If you don’t live in Canada, what’s your favourite go-to pumpkin recipe? Any new or different recipe’s you’ve come across this year?
Do you still visit the pumpkin patch?!!?!