Sunday, October 16, 2011

It’s Pumpkin Week–October 17-23rd, 2011


Tomorrow I’m starting pumpkin week!  Each day I’m going to try a different treat that is made with pumpkin! 

First off… the definition from Wikipedia:

A pumpkin is a gourd-like squash of the genus Cucurbita and the family Cucurbitaceae (which also includes gourds).[1] It commonly refers to cultivars of any one of the species Cucurbita pepo, Cucurbita mixta, Cucurbita maxima, and Cucurbita moschata, and is native to North America. They typically have a thick, orange or yellow shell, creased from the stem to the bottom, containing the seeds and pulp.

Normally in our house we stick to the traditional uses; pie and jack-o-lanterns!  Did you know there was so much more!


This week I’m going to introduce you to both savory and sweet. I hope you’ll join me and enjoy the re-introduction to pumpkin.

Here’s what to expect:

Oct 17 – Roasted Pumpkin and Garlic Soup with roasted pumpkin seeds

Oct 18 – Chocolate Pumpkin Cupcakes

Oct 19 – Pumpkin Spice Sugar Cookies

Oct 20 – Pumpkin Crème Brulee

Oct 21 – Pumpkin Panna Cotta

Oct 22 – Pumpkin/Apple Muffins with Apple Streusel

Oct 23 – Fabulous pumpkin recipes from around the web!

Also I’m having a Jack-O-Lantern contest, so check out the details and what you can win by clicking HERE!

Thanks for looking.