Sunday, October 28, 2012

Savory or sweet?

What is my favorite ingredient of the fall season? Why, I am so glad you asked! I could talk about it all day.

It's versatile. 
  • It can be savory or sweet. Add onion and spices to transform it into a savory dish. Add cinnamon and nutmeg to craft a sweet treat.
  • It can be cold or hot. Add cool whip and pudding to mold a frozen indulgence. Roast it in the oven and add to pasta to make a warm comfort-food dish.
  • It is great for kids and adults. Kids do the drawing and carving; adults do the eating. 
This scrumptious, fall jack-of-all-trades (pun intended): pumpkin

This morning, I am savoring a frozen delight: Pumpkin Crunchers.

Thanks to Hungry Girl, I discovered this unique recipe for an ice cream-like treat with five ingredients: pure pumpkin, Cool Whip, vanilla pudding mix, Fiber One cereal, and cinnamon. Fold the ingredients together, drop them in a muffin tin, and pop them in the freezer. Hours later, you have a sweet, healthy treat that will give you that pumpkin dessert fix without any hassle.

Other pumpkin favs:
  • pumpkin bread
  • pumpkin ravioli
  • pumpkin chocolate chip cookies
  • pumpkin pie
  • pumpkin cupcakes
  • pumpkin curry
Pumpkin dishes I want to try:
  • pumpkin enchiladas
  • pumpkin soup
  • pumpkin muffins
I hope you enjoy this fantastic ingredient and use it to the fullest as the leaves change color and fall truly settles in!

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