My boyfriend is big on culinary adventures. When other people go to make a pumpkin pie, they might do something like — oh, I don’t know — buy canned pumpkin. It’s quick, easy and ready to go. It’s convenient. And portable. But Spencer enjoys a challenge. When we went to pick pumpkins to carve for … Continue reading Homemade pumpkin pie — from a real pumpkin
At a family gathering last week, there was no way I could show up empty-handed — and I can’t come to a fall party without something pumpkin, of course. But I wanted something different. Something a little technically challenging, because I’m apparently a sadistic baker. I found this recipe for pumpkin ginger cupcakes and knew … Continue reading Pumpkin ginger cupcakes — a zing and a pow
While searching for healthy twists on traditional holiday recipes, I knew right away I couldn’t leave out my most favorite of all autumn items: pumpkin! (Were you really expecting me to say anything else?) I’m doing a magazine spread of healthier alternatives to the dishes that make this season great, and it’s not like I … Continue reading Cool and creamy pumpkin pie mousse
Since September is here and I’ve already had the pleasure of partaking in my first pumpkin spice latte of fall, I figured it’s high time to enjoy the scents of the season. As time goes on, simply drinking my pumpkin isn’t enough; now I want to decorate with it, too. And if you think I … Continue reading Etsy Find Fridays: Pumpkin for you, pumpkin for me
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Sometimes in life, we have to improvise. Unexpected things pop up; detours must be taken. Our path is blocked. Recipes don’t go according to plan. Like when you run out of sugar. And you’re in the middle of baking three pies. And you’ve already dumped in most of your (not inexpensive) ingredients. In keeping with … Continue reading Sweet potato pie — a worthy (and scrumptious) alternative to pumpkin
Friends, family and occasional visitors of write meg! will know that I’ve become a bit of a nut about pumpkin. I can’t tell you quite when my obsession with the gourd began, but I do know that I’ve become known in some circles for my devotion to all things pertaining to that bright orange vegetable. … Continue reading Spicy pumpkin cookies are heavy, delicious — and sure to please