Tag Archive | "pumpkin"

Pumpkin Rolls

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Add pumpkin and spices for a twist on your basic dinner roll.

Mini Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Monday, January 13, 2014


Make pumpkin cinnamon rolls in miniature form by rolling the dough into a narrower rectangle and baking them in mini muffin tins, perfect for kid portions and parties.

Kabocha Squash Soup

Thursday, October 25, 2012


Sometimes basic is best, as with this simple roasted kabocha squash soup flavored with sage mushrooms. Inspired by all of the beautiful and interesting winter squash that we've seen on our recent trips to local farms and pumpkin patches, this soup satisfies my craving for warm comfort foods now that the chilly fall temperatures are here to stay for a while.

Pumpkin Bread French Toast

Wednesday, May 23, 2012

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In this comforting and rich version of French toast made with a pumpkin quick bread, the soothing and intoxicating pumpkin mixes with sweet maple syrup, crunchy pecans and homemade whipped cream to make a decadent breakfast that could easily pass for dessert.

Pumpkin Pecan Granola

Sunday, November 20, 2011


This pumpkin pie-spiced granola makes the perfect seasonal granola for autumn but it is appropriate all year long because the pumpkin flavor is not overpowering.

Pumpkin Ravioli

Monday, November 14, 2011

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The rich flavors in this pumpkin ravioli complement many meats or roasts but the pasta also makes a hearty main meal.

Candy Corn Cake

Thursday, October 20, 2011

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The ever-popular Halloween candy presented the perfect inspiration for a fondant layer cake. I knew that I could use basic food coloring and get perfectly colored candy corn layers. This time I wanted to see if I could achieve a similar result with natural dyes.

Pumpkin Oat Bars

Wednesday, October 19, 2011


A cross between a bar cookie and a muffin, these pumpkin oat bars make a simple and quick breakfast, after-school snack or dessert and they are an easy way to ensure that your family gets protein, omega 3's, and whole grains that will give them enough energy for school, play or trick or treating.

Pumpkin Bagels

Saturday, October 15, 2011


Bagels, specifically pumpkin bagels, have been on my baking list for a long time now. I decided that it was finally time to tackle bagels this fall in part because I was having some serious cravings for pumpkin bagels with the arrival of autumn and in part because my son is at a stage where he loves kneading and making things with dough.

Pumpkin Soup

Tuesday, October 12, 2010


My inspiration for this soup came from a curried butternut squash soup that was one of my favorites at a restaurant when I was younger. I used a basic recipe from The All New All Purpose Joy of Cooking as my guide, but I made several slight variations and ultimately added a bit of curry powder. For a festive autumn meal, serve the soup in hollowed out pumpkins.

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