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Old 09-16-2012, 02:48 PM   #1
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It's pumpkin season . . .

It is that time of year again when pumpkins are appearing everywhere. I am wondering what your favorite way to use pumpkins in the kitchen!?



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Old 09-16-2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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I love to take a small decorative size pumpkin and bake it whole in the oven until fork tender, open it up, remove the seeds, and slather with butter, salt & pepper.


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Old 09-16-2012, 04:14 PM   #3
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I hate pumpkin, so I think this is the best use:

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Old 09-16-2012, 04:23 PM   #4
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Welcome to DC! The DH loves to grow pumpkins. Personally, pumpkins are on my "take it or leave it" list. I prefer winter squash. I don't eat pumpkin pie, so am hard pressed to come up with things to do with pumpkins. I like pepitos, but haven't convinced the DH to buy pumpkin seeds for the variety that produces seeds without the husk. I find removing the husks to be a bit of a pain.

I did a search of the recipes in the LCBO (Liquor Control Board of Ontario) Food and Drink magazine (the recipes are very good--have yet to try one I didn't like). There are 34 possible recipes to try that use pumpkin.

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Old 09-16-2012, 04:40 PM   #5
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Love pumpkin! I'll eat it just about anyway you can serve it, prefer savory.

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Old 09-17-2012, 05:26 AM   #6
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Pumpkin cookies
1 can of pure pumpkin (not the pie stuff) 15 oz can
and 1 spice flavored cake mix
mix the 2 together as there are- no other addtions
spoon onto baking sheet bake 8-10 min.I use pachment paper under them
very good and very moist.
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Old 09-17-2012, 05:53 AM   #7
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I make mini carnberry pumpkin bread loafs for the church fair. And I make some cookies for my son and daughter.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:15 AM   #8
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I love pumpkin!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I use it in sweet and savory recipes, here are a few of my favorites..

Roasted Butternut
Halve the Butternuts, scoop out the seeds, place in an oven dish, cover with melted garlic butter, add salt and pepper to taste and bake covered for 1 hour or until tender.

Curried Pumpkin Soup

Cubed pumpkin
1 chopped onion
2 tsps of curry paste
1 grated apple
chicken or veg stock
salt and pepper to taste

Fry onion and apple till soft, add pumpkin and just cover with stock, cook till tender. Add 2 cups of milk and blend till smooth. Add more milk if needed. Salt and pepper to taste.

Add pureed pumpkin to pancake batter for a nice twist, mash butternut and sweet potato and use as a topping for cottage pie instead of potato, thinly sliced butternut make great crisps when fried etc.
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Old 09-17-2012, 09:33 AM   #9
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Pumpkin pie and bread
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Old 09-17-2012, 11:25 AM   #10
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Pumpkin pie, pumpkin bread, pumpkin waffles and pumpkin pancakes. Pumpkin soup, Pumpkin custard, pumpkin juice drink, pumpkin juice made into shaved ice (Like drinking pumpkin pie), pumpkin Pana Cotta, roasted pumpkin with butter, salt, and pepper, roasted pumpkin with butter and brown sugar, fried pumpkin blossoms. I have also been playing with the idea of making a danish spiral, with pumpkin custard in the middle, like a cheese danish, but with pumpkin.

And I use the big jack-o-lantern pumpkins for all of the above, and it works great. I don't purchase special pumpkins to make pie, as I haven't been able to discern enough of a difference in flavor or texture so as to make a difference. I think puchasing a special pumpkin may be an old-wive's-tale. At least, that's my opinion.

Can you tell that I love pumpkins?

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