That time of year is right around the corner – crunchy leaves, sweaters, spiced cider, cinnamon candles, costume shopping, feast planning, pumpkin patch visiting…fall! My very favorite season! And with fall comes pumpkin everything! I adore pumpkin cookies, bread, steamers, pie…I could go on forever.
Whenever I say the word pumpkin I feel like I should say it ‘punkin.’ When I was dating my husband we had this strange experience where we say a black jetta on several occasions with a personalized license plate that said ‘punkin.’ I mean we saw this car all across San Diego county. It was the most random thing – and we still laugh about it. So with that being said, here are 14 of our favorite “punkin” recipes for you to try this fall.
These are a classic soft chocolate chip pumpkin cookie that is guaranteed to get lots and lots of compliments. Its a family recipe from Des and Aubrey’s grandma. I love grandma recipes – always yummy and treasured. These babies freeze great too! So bake up a batch and freeze half for later!
2. Pumpkin Cake
Mmmmm – this is seriously one of my favorite desserts. I love that firm, moist cake and the sweet cream cheese frosting together. This is another great freezer that can be made ahead of time and frozen until the day you serve it.
A savory take on that famous fall flavor with parmesan cheese and thyme. It will warm you body on a chilly fall night. I first tried this at my friend Marianna’s house and it was love at first bite!
These easy muffins are so good, that my husband calls them cookies. And with only 3 ingredients they will be the easiest baking you will ever do.
I’ve never been a pumpkin pie eater, but Stephanie converted me with this recipe. Oh man, this is so good. You HAVE to add this to your Thanksgiving menu this year.
I love these roasted seeds! And I love that they are the bi-product of jack-o-lantern making. Finally a reward for scooping those guts out. :)
7. Pumpkin, Kale, & Smoked Sausage Pasta
This savory pasta is the perfect combination of textures and flavors. Add this hearty dish to your fall menu.
Waking up on a crisp morning and having a hot breakfast already done sounds like heaven. Tastes like heaven too.
9. Pumpkin Roll
I have really fond memories of this yummy dessert. My grandma would always make them when I was a kid. Aubrey’s recipe is pure perfection.
These babies will melt in your mouth! The are the perfect combo of dense cookie and sweet icing. They are freezer friendly too!
11. Pumpkin Pie Dip
This is the perfect snack or appetizer in the fall months. It pairs perfectly with sliced pears, apples, or ginger snaps!
This curry dish is made in the crock pot! I love crock pot meals in the fall. There is nothing better than coming home to a meal already made.
With Thai flavors and hearty lentil, this soup is a fall favorite.
Moist sweet bread with CHOCOLATE. I love eating this warm out of the oven.