Thursday, November 11, 2010

8 Great Pumpkin Recipes & Linky Party

Aren't you just in love with the cornocopia of beautifully colored fruits and veggies of the harvest season?  I've made a point to purchase as much of it as I could and challenge myself to make new recipes and also invent new recipes that would honor all of this produce.

So far I've made curry chicken with baked sweet potatoes, an artichoke salad, concord grape puree to top my organic blueberry waffles and eggplant parmagiana. A couple weeks ago I stocked up and bought several cans of pumpkin after last year's shortage due to the freeze. I knew that beyond the two pumpkin pies I make every Thanksgiving, I wanted to come up with other creative recipes that weren't just for dessert.

If you've also been on the hunt for some exciting new recipes to celebrate the beautiful, edible pumpkin; I've included 8 great recipes below.

Pumpkin & Black Bean Soup

Pumpkin-Shrimp Bruschetta

Gingersnap Crumble Pumpkin Parfait

Pumpkin & Mushroom Pasta with Gorgonzola

 {via Closet Cooking}

Pumpkin-Praline Cheesecake

New World Pumpkin-Turkey Chili

Pumpkin Pie Pancakes

Rigatoni with Pumpkin & Bacon

While canned pumpkin is super convenient, making your own is actually really simple. Kevin shares how to make pumpkin puree HERE. It can be used in so many recipes and freezes easily too.

What have you been up to in the kitchen lately? I've included a LINKY below so you can share your favorite Autumn recipes!



  1. These all look so yummy... wonderful post!! HHL

  2. These ALL look and sound delicious! Pumpkin is such a treat to cook with. Thank you for hosting this link up! I'm looking forward to seeing the goodness.

  3. those pumpkin pancakes are making my mouth water!

  4. I'm not a fan of pumpkin (except pumpkin bars with LOTS of cream cheese frosting :-) ), but these images make me think I could like it more! Happy Weekend, Karla...

  5. So pleased you put the link for pumpkin puree. We can't buy canned pumpkin here in Spain, and I really want to make the cheesecake you have shown; so the link was invaluable.
    The other recipes are also really decadent (but divine!)
    Thank you Karla :-)

  6. Wow, everything looks yummy. Thanks for sharing.

  7. Oh my, they all look so yummy! Since it's morning time right now the parfait and cheesecake are looking fabulous :) Enjoy your week Karla and happy Thanksgiving!

  8. Hi Karla, Thanks for stopping by my blog and for these yummy ideas! M-m-m!

    Warmly, Michelle

  9. Happy Thanksgiving, Karla!


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