Thursday, September 24, 2009

The Great Pumpkin

This post is not about Charlie Brown--not at all. I am feeling the call of the pumpkin. I don't have my Halloween decorations up, or even out yet, and I haven't been to a pumpkin patch. Admittedly I'm feeling the call of the canned pumpkin. All of a sudden I'm obsessed with pumpkin recipes--I want to try them all: pumpkin bread (with cranberries, walnuts, and chocolate chips), pumpkin butter, pumpkin pie pancakes... I'm getting all excited just writing this post! Last weekend I made pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting, and while everyone that tasted them (no one in my family) loved them, I didn't much care for them. Well, the cream cheese frosting was delicious, but the bars themselves were too slippery. But this failure has not deterred me in the slightest! I still have aspirations to run the gamut of pumpkin creations this autumn (with a side bonus of keeping the hiccups at bay--see last post). I just thought of something: pumpkin cheesecake! Oooh, with pecans! Yum! If you have recipes, send them my way!! Pumpkin scones?? Even that sounds interesting. I can't stop myself... My Vitamin A is about to shoot waaay up!


Liza said...

I'm not a fan of pumpkin, but I have one friend who makes the most amazing pumpkin cheesecake. Totally could take down The Cheesecake Factory's pumpkin cheesecake.

Eileen said...

I adore pumpkin scones and make pumpkin bread every year. My mom used to make a pumpkin cheesecake that had a bourbon sour cream top. mmmmm

You Are My Fave said...

Easiest pumpkin cookie recipe ever -
a box of spice cake mix
a can of pumpkin
a cup of chocolate chips

Really, they're good.