Pumpkin Love

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Autumn has arrived in the Windy City and that means pumpkin products galore!! My favorite thing about fall is pumpkin flavored everything...

A few of my favorites:

It gets a bad rap due to calorie count so
I keep the seasonal devouring to a handful.

My beer of choice cranks out an autumn version come September.
Crisp, coppery colored goodness.

 Pumpkin Cheesecake
My annual Thanksgiving contribution begins as early as...NOW!

Pumpkin Soup
Did you know there is a website entirely devoted to Pumpkin Soup recipes?

 Pumpkin Ravioli 
Who else but Martha for a fabulous recipe?

Loaded with Vitamin A, no need to feel guilty!
What's your favorite fall food?


  1. yummy! you just made me a super apetite! i always loved traditional pumpkin pie so now i'm craving that amazing pumkin cheese cake :D

  2. Every year I ingest way too many Harvest ales and pumpkin lattes but I really can't help myself!

    xoxo ~ Courtney

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  3. I am so with you, I adore pumpkin flavored (and scented for that matter) everything! You have to try the pumpkin butter they sell at Whole Foods, totally divine! (it'll be in the jam section)

  4. I love everything pumpkin too!:D

    ***** Marie *****

  5. Pumpkin pie, pumpkin soup (with a touch of curry, please!), pumpkin bread-bring it on, fall!

  6. Not to step on toes, but I am anti-Big 3 (Coors, Miller, Anheuser) when it comes to beer. MillerCoors has Harvest Moon, Anheuser has Jack's Pumpkin Spice Ale. These options are a culmination of artificial flavorings and extracts added after the beer is made. I promise you better.

    Dogfish Head "Punkin Ale" - full-bodied brown ale with brewed with real pumpkin meat, brown sugar and spices. Nice body and balance with a clean finish. Stock up because it sells out fast.

    Southern Tier "Imperial Pumpking" - deep copper color, again brewed with real pumpkin meat and spices. Known for its distinct hazelnut and spice flavors, as well as the pumpkin, that seem to shift as you drink.

    There are dozens of others I could recommend, but these two fail-safes are bound to please any novice to an old salt.

  7. hip hip gin gin - thanks for the tip I will def. check that out! I can just imagine it on a toasted bagel. Mmmmm...

    Jabberjaws - Frankie feels the same way! I usually order whatever is available if we're out but if purchasing, he's definitely the in charge. Brewed with real pumpkin meat does sound much better than extract :)

  8. Mmm, everything looks and sounds delicious. I am a year 'round chai tea lover, but it does happen to go perfect with fall days!

  9. i almost made pumpkin cheesecake bites the other day before it hit 113 degrees!! they are just the BEST!!

    hey, what ever happened with that thing in LA? you know that "thing"...


  10. I haven't had a Pumpkin Spice latte yet this season! It's such a delightful drink. Calories shmalories, I say. ;)

  11. Oh you're making me hungry! I like the sound of pumpkin ravioli : )

  12. Didn't know pumpkin can be used in so many ways. Must look out for them

  13. Pumpkin meat sounds better than pumpkin guts. o_O

  14. i havent had pumpkin spice lattes, can you believe that? i was not in the states for 3 years and missed out. That pumpkin cheesecake has stolen my heart.

  15. Yum, I'm right there with you on that love of pumpkin flavor!


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