Pumpkin Pudding

    2 cups 2% milk 3/4 cup dark brown sugar 1/4 cup cornstarch 2 large eggs 1 cup canned pumpkin 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon pumpkin-pie spice   Whisk milk, sugar, and cornstarch in a large saucepan. Bring to a boil. Boil 3 minutes, whisking constantly. Beat eggs with a whisk in a large…

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Pumpkin Puree Pictorial

    Fresh pumpkin might seem a little daunting. It sure did for me at first. It is a little time consuming, and pretty messy – but once you try some fresh pumpkin bread or pumpkin pancakes – you’ll be hooked. You do have to do a bunch in October while pumpkins are available, but…

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Pumpkin seeds

Toasted Pumpkin Seeds

  Let pumpkin seeds dry on paper towels. Spread out on a cookie sheet. Bake in a 250° oven for about 1 hour, or until the pumpkin seeds are dry, stirring occasionally. Lightly salt. Devour  Many people will toss with oil or butter, and/or add sugar. It’s not necessary. They taste great plain.    

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Scalloped Pumpkin

    6 cups peeled and cubed fresh pumpkin 2 tablespoons butter 1 cup thinly sliced onion ¼ cup all purpose flour  2 cups low sodium chicken broth ½ teaspoon salt ¼ teaspoon nutmeg ¼ teaspoon pepper ¾ cup shredded swiss cheese – divided 1 10 oz. package frozen chopped spinach, thawed, drained, and squeezed…

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Roasted Pumpkin

  Clean out seeds and stringy pulp using a spoon Use a sharp knife to cut off skin. I find this easier to do if I cut the pumpkin into wedges first. You can either leave as wedges, or cut into cubes Lightly sprinkle with salt, pepper, and olive oil Roast in a 400 F….

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Pumpkin Smoothie

  ¾ cup pumpkin puree ¾ cup lowfat vanilla yogurt ¼ teaspoon pumpkin pie spice 2 teaspoons brown sugar Blend and enjoy. Makes 1 large, or 2 small. If you need to make it thinner, add a touch of milk.   Image by alex C from Pixabay    

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Pumpkin Pie Spice

    1 teaspoon of cinnamon into a small bowl or cup. Add 1/3 teaspoon of ground ginger. Add 1/3 teaspoon of ground allspice or ground cloves. Add 1/3 teaspoon of ground nutmeg. Stir to blend. Makes 1 teaspoon of pumpkin pie spice.   You have to eyeball the 1/3 teaspoon since there is no…

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