Recipes from the Pumpkin Patch

Pumpkin Patch

Love pumpkin recipes? We don’t mean the dubious results from your mom’s manic marathon cooking sessions that would begin the day after Halloween and skid right into Thanksgiving morning. Or the slap-dash treats you made in elementary school that bore no resemblance to anything remotely gourd-like. No, we mean the simple love of all things pumpkin that’s inextricably woven into that sweet, late-October childhood wish to sit and wait all moony-eyed in a pumpkin patch with Linus and Sally and believe that the Great Pumpkin would arise and be borne aloft.

Well, we remember, too. And like you, we hold that eternally optimistic assumption that pumpkin recipes should be an everyday type of thing, like after-school snacks or The Simpsons reruns. And we love those clunky gourds, airborne or otherwise, with a harder-than-hell-to-slice skin and insides ensnared in a creepy cobweb of seeds and still wonder how all that becomes some of the best pumpkin recipes of the season.

Our Favorite Pumpkin Recipes

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  1. I love pumpkin, but not cleaning it. I buy many cans of Libby’s Pure Pack Pumpkin every September and hoard them. I make pancakes, pies, you name it. I can’t wait to try that Pumpkin Latte and the Pumpkin Crunch. Thanks for the great selection of pumpkin recipes.

    1. You’re very welcome, Risa. Do let us know which ones you try…in the meantime, we’ll be chuckling over the visual of a pantry bursting with cans of Libby’s Pure Pack Pumpkin! A wise woman…

      1. When I see them on sale at Walmart for $1.50 a can, I grab them. There was a shortage last year. I’m not taking any chances.

  2. Hang On Snoopy! It’s the Great Pumpkin out rolling around in the patch again! I haven’t seen such a grand collection of awe-inspiring, not to mention hunger provoking, recipes in a long time. This is definitely the “treat”–now the trick is to figure out which one to make first with my teeny tiny Halloween left-over pumpkin! Thanks for some great inspiration on this rainy Election Day!

    1. Karen, glad you like the smorgasbord of pumpkin recipes. I have to say, when I saw them all assembled this way on one page, it astonished even me, and I’d been anticipating the post going live. I’m a big pumpkin fan (any of the squashes, actually), so I can relate to the “trick” of not knowing which “treat” to make first. Thanks for commenting. Hope to hear which recipes you try out and how you like them.

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