Five Pumpkin Recipes . . .and Link Love!

Oct 18, 2012 by


Half of October is gone and I just don’t think I can put it off any longer.  It’s time to unleash the pumpkin recipes!  I have several new recipes that I can’t wait to share with you.  But until then, here are a few of my past faves in addition to some new ones I have found across the web.

Nutella-Filled Pumpkin Cupcakes – these were a hit at my company Halloween Party last year.  Upon first bite, you think it’s just a spice cake cupcake with vanilla icing.  Then you discover the secret surprise –  a yummy nutella-filled center!


Olive Oil Pumpkin Bread – This bread was tasty.  But now that I know the difference between pepitas and pumpkin seeds, I’ll be sure to use shelled pumpkin seeds next time around.  (Unshelled seeds were a little chewy).


Pumpkin, Black Bean, and Turkey Chili – I make this recipe at least three or four times a year once the weather turns cold.  You really can’t tell that you are eating pumpkin and it adds a nice, thick creamy texture to the base.  One thing is for sure, I see a Throwback Thursday post for this in the near future because I HAVE GOT to redo that picture.


Chocolate Pumpkin Cake – This cake’s fun orange icing would make another great addition to a Halloween spread.

Pumpkin Bread with Golden Raisins and Hazelnuts – this is another yummy pumpkin quick bread.  I love the chewy plump golden raisins and crunch hazelnuts combined with pumpkin spices.


And now for some link love!  These are just a few delicious looking pumpkin recipes I have found while surfing the web:

  1. Pumpkin Pie Martini from Daydreamer Desserts.  Coffee drinkers have their pumpkin spice lattes.  Well, martini drinkers, now you have this.  I think the idea of rimming the glass with crushed graham crackers is so clever.
  2. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese by my friend Emily from Emily Bites.  I am crazy about using pumpkin in savory dishes.  This mac and cheese gets me excited and Emily is nice enough to include the Weight Watcher point values.
  3. Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls by Liv Life.  I’m not a morning person, but I do love homemade cinnamon rolls.  This might be enough to inspire me to get up early.
  4. Baked Pumpkin Spice Doughnut Holes by my friend Nikki from Pennies on a Platter.  I love the pumpkin spice doughnuts that Krispy Kreme sells this time of year.  Now I can save myself some money by making these at home!
  5. Harvest Pumpkin Soup from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen.  I adore a rich, creamy pumpkin soup.  I love the spices used in this recipe like cumin and coriander, not to mention topping everything off with bleu cheese crumbles!

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  1. Man I love pumpkin so much. I want all of these!!

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