I have this habit of calling my 2 and a 1/2 year old niece “Pumpkin.” Half the time, she giggles and says, “Yeah, I’m a little Pumpkin.” The rest of the time she giggles and says (like every great two year old), “Noooooo! I’m not a Pumpkin! I’m a BIG girl!” Either way, it’s pretty much the greatest thing ever.
Yesterday, my niece and I were walking past a bodega and we saw mini pumpkins for sale. We stopped and picked one out for her to bring home. She was so excited about her pumpkin, she walked and carried it the whole way home.
“Can you eat pumpkin?”
Can you ever! Pumpkin eating season officially began for me when Starbucks rolled out the Pumpkin Spice Latte. Delicious! But my pumpkin eating affection doesn’t stop there. I like pumpkin flavored anything. In that spirit, I put together a little round-up of all the pumpkin recipes I want to make as soon as I get over being a cooking coward.
(Gorgeous Photos by the Blogger who Published the Recipe.)
ONE: Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches // The Tart Tart TWO: Baked Pumpkin Spice Donut Holes // Seeded at the Table THREE: Pumpkin S’mores // Little White Whale FOUR: Pumpkin Spice Popcorn Recipe // A Blossoming Life FIVE: Pumpkin Fudge // Recipe Girl SIX: Pumpkin Spice Puppy Chow // What Megan’s Making SEVEN: Pumpkin Whoopie Pies // The Corner Kitchen EIGHT: Skinny Pumpkin Pie Frozen Yogurt // Brit + Co. NINE: Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Gingersnap Crust // A Beautiful Mess
I will happily eat popcorn for dinner, so I really can’t wait to try the Pumpkin Spice Popcorn. I also love any and everything s’mores so the pumpkin s’mores are right up my alley, too. I figure I should try my hand at one recipe so my niece can taste pumpkin, seeing as how she’s my very favorite Pumpkin!
And you? Are you a fan of the pumpkin flavor? Do you like “pumpkin” as a pet name? Which recipe are you cooking first?
Until next time!
Postscript: Through researching this post, I also learned that there are Pumpkin Spice Hershey Kisses and Pumpkin Spice M&Ms. Both have already been ordered. Obviously, a taste test is in order. Hope I love them!