Fall is Here – let us eat pumpkin

Fall has arrived. The leaves are changing, the rain has started and the pumpkins are ready for harvest. In our house that mean it is time for pumpkin flavored everything. There are the traditional options such as muffins and pie as well as newer favorites including pumpkin chili and pumpkin cider “latte.”

Here is a round up of my family’s favorites. Since my daughter planted six pumpkin plants last spring, I may make all of them in the next few months. I hope you enjoy these recipes as much as we do.

pumpkin chili is happening here today

Pumpkin Chili

Kid-Friendly Pumpkin Cider “Latte”

Pumpkin Pie (this healthier version beat out the Costco pie at Thanksgiving last year)

Pumpkin mini muffins

Grain-Free Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Cinnamon Muffins with Pumpkin Frosting (this is next on my to-try list)


St. Patrick’s Day Cookies


A little kitchen science to amaze your kids with. You can create green baked goods but substituting sunbutter for other nut butters in your cookies. Another option is to replace the almond flour in these fantastic chocolate chip cookies with sunflower seeds that have been ground to flour in your food processor or blender. My son was thrilled when I put these in his lunchbox this morning.


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