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Cozy Fall Cooking: Try These Pumpkin Recipes

Cozy Fall Cooking: Try These Pumpkin Recipes

It wouldn’t be fall without pumpkins—and those orange globes are for way more than just decoration. Try some creative pumpkin recipes this season, and you’ll become addicted to the rich, fabulous flavors.

Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Make from-scratch pumpkin pie with your own pumpkin purée—it’s easier than you think! Make it even better by creating a super-flaky crust with these tips for the perfect pie crust.

Pumpkin Butter
Have you tried homemade apple butter? YUM. Take that flavor and amp it up a bit by whipping up a batch of pumpkin butter. Start out with one of the best pumpkin varieties for cooking, and you can’t go wrong. With your pumpkin butter, you can make Pumpkin Butter Cake, Pumpkin Milkshakes, and Pumpkin Bread (recipes all included in the above link).

Flavor-Packed Roasted Pumpkin Seeds
Don’t toss those pumpkin seeds when you’re carving or cooking your pumpkins! Instead, spice up and roast your seeds for a simple snack. This link will take you to recipes for sweet, spicy and zingy pumpkin seeds.

Happy fall!


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Shelley Stonebrook

Shelley Stonebrook is an Associate Editor at Mother Earth News—North America’s most popular magazine about sustainable, self-reliant living—where she works on exciting projects such as Organic Gardening content and the Vegetable Garden Planner. Shelley is particularly interested in organic gardening, small-scale, local food production, waste reduction, food preservation and cooking. In her spare time, she posts in her personal blog, The Rowdy Radish.


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2:42PM PDT on May 1, 2013

Must try. Thank you.

5:38AM PST on Mar 8, 2013

Thanks for the recipes.

11:14AM PST on Dec 22, 2012


5:14AM PST on Dec 22, 2012

Thank you Shelly, for sharing this!

6:26AM PST on Dec 8, 2012

Thank you Shelly, for Sharing this!

4:38PM PST on Nov 21, 2012

Great recipes,thanks.

6:21AM PST on Nov 19, 2012


5:18PM PST on Nov 12, 2012

MMMMMMM i loooove pumpkin!!!!

10:34PM PST on Nov 4, 2012

Sound great, thanks for the recipes.

9:02AM PDT on Nov 1, 2012

thanks for the ideas.

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