No, I’m not in talking about that wonderful time of the year…
I’m talking about PUMPKIN TIME OF THE YEAR!
Like my love of mason jars, my love of pumpkin is a bit much. Like to the brink of embarrassing. For others, not for me.
From September – November, everyone within a five-feet radius of me has to deal with me referring every sort of cooked meal, baked good or store-bought purchase to pumpkin. And thanks to this little blog, my pumpkin influence can stretch across state – and possibly country – lines. Muahahaha.
For these three sweet little autumn months, my life will revolve around pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin cake, pumpkin soup, pumpkin butter, pumpkin bread, pumpkin granola, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin yogurt, pumpkin bagels, pumpkin beer…and so on and so forth for as long as I can get my hands on every pumpkin product out there.
Including even more canned pumpkin, which is the base behind nearly every pumpkin recipe. See, I sort of suffer from post-traumatic pumpkin shortage disorder (yes that is a real thing) from the severe pumpkin drought that hit the world in 2009, and I have never fully recovered. Especially because of a random store clerk that told me last August (I was on the pumpkin prowl early and couldn’t believe there was none on the shelves yet) that there “probably was another bad crop.” Leading me to buy every.single.can. of pumpkin I saw from then on out – until I realized that ginormous displays of Libby’s in every grocery store I walked into probablyyyyy meant there was no shortage.
I’m a bit slow on the uptake sometimes. But least I am fully stocked on pumpkin for the next five-seven years. Okay, maybe ten. Especially since I STILL cannot stop myself from picking up a can or two every time I go grocery shopping. You never know when another shortage will hit!
Plus, I fully plan on making a big dent in my ridiculous stash soon, because I am totally going to make all the following recipes this season. And by this season I mean every day of my life. Because in my head (and cupboards), it is always pumpkin season.
Pumpkin Bagels from Sugar Crafter
Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes from Two Peas and Their Pod
Healthier Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls with Pumpkin Spice Glaze by Knead to Cook
Baked Pumpkin Donut Holes from The Comfort of Cooking
Pumpkin Scones from Portuguese Girl Cooks
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes from Pepperlynn
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal from Oh She Glows
Roast Banana-Pumpkin Breakfast Bread from 101 Cookbooks
Pumpkin Bread with Almond Streusel from broma bakery
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins from The Girl who Ate Everything
Pumpkin Garlic Knots by (never)homemaker
Spiced Pumpkin Cornbread from Daily Garnish
Pumpkin Cornbread from Sweet Pea’s Kitchen
Pumpkin Ricotta Gnocchi by Simply Recipes
Pumpkin and Sweet Onion Quesadillas from A Beautiful Mess
Pumpkin Risotto from A Beautiful Mess
Creamy Pumpkin Pasta with Parmesan and Sage by Bake your Day
Vegetarian Chunky Pumpkin Chili from The Realistic Nutritionist
Creamy Pumpkin Alfredo from Peas and Crayons
Pumpkin Cheddar Mac & Cheese from Taste and Tell
Garlic Pumpkin Mashed Potatoes with Spinach from Oh She Glows
Pumpkin Pie Protein Smoothie by Will Cook for Friends
Pumpkin Pie Milkshake with Pie Crust Straws by TidyMom
Pumpkin Spice Hot Chocolate from Baking with Blondie
Grown-up Pumpkin Pie Milkshakes from How Sweet It Is
Pumpkin Gingerbread Smoothie from Oh She Glows
DIY Pumpkin Spice Syrup (for coffee, lattes…eating straight from the jar) from Annie’s Eats
Pumpkin Pie Protein Balls from Diets in Review
Pumpkin Pie Dip from Cooking Classy
Sweet Pumpkin Hummus from Knead to Cook
Pumpkin Spice Chex Mix by Rock UR Party
Pumpkin, Almond and Chocolate Granola Bars from Strands of my Life
Pumpkin Spice Protein Bars from Peas and Thank You
Chocolate Pumpkin Butter from Oh She Glows
Loaded Pumpkin Brownies from Dishing Up Delights
Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Maple Cream Cheese Icing by Barbara Bakes
Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookie Pie by How Sweet it Is
Pumpkin Latte Cupcakes from Tide and Thyme
Rum Raisin Pumpkin Bread Pudding from Sweet Peas Kitchen
Pumpkin Pie Bars from Some the Wiser
Pumpkin Latte Ice Cream with Salted Whiskey Caramel Swirl from Fields of Cake
Pumpkin Cream Cheese Coffee Cake from Chocolate & Carrots
Chewier! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies from How Sweet It Is
Brown Butter Pumpkin Cupcakes with Salted Caramel Frosting from Two Peas and Their Pod
Pumpkin Fudge from Brown Eyed Baker
Pumpkin Pie Biscotti from My Baking Addiction
Pumpkin Pie Banana Chunk Oatmeal Cookies from Oh She Glows
Pumpkin Layer Cake with Butterscotch Frosting from Eats Well with Others
Pumpkin Gingersnaps from Peas and Thank You
Pumpkin Roll from Sweet Peas Kitchen
Oh and one more: Homemade Pumpkin Pie Spice from Alaska from Stratch
Whew! And to think that I have about 50 more on the back burner, in case I have any canned pumpkin left over. LONG LIVE THE PUMP-KING!