Did someone say, Pumpkin?

It’s Pumpkin time!!! Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin this, and pumpkin that! You know it’s fall when pumpkin-flavored everything comes back. Check out these delicious pumpkin recipes for all your pumpkin-flavored treats!

Homemade Pumpkin Puree-With the canned pumpkin puree shortage, why not make your own?  When using your homemade pumpkin puree, use the same amount as you would with your canned pumpkin. Check out these easy recipes that you can make using your homemade pumpkin puree.

Homemade Pumpkin Butter is not only delicious on toast and as a marinade for pork chops but makes the perfect holiday gift! My favorite thing about this recipe is that it cooks in a crockpot overnight. Filling my house with this amazing aroma the next morning! If you are looking for another great recipe idea; try pumpkin butter as a topping over ice cream!

Roasting pumpkin seeds has always been a pumpkin carving tradition. Try making your own by following this link.  Pumpkin seeds are not only delicious but have a ton of added nutrients and health benefits. These seeds are delicious by themselves or as toppers for salads, soup, and pizza. Baking pumpkin seeds into muffins, cookies, and loaves of bread are just a few of the ways to incorporate pumpkin seeds into holiday baking.

And finally….Pumpkin donuts are always a fall favorite! Pair with ice cream, a pumpkin spice latte, or a warm glass of apple cider. Whether you are beginning or ending your day, you cannot go wrong with a baked pumpkin donut.

Fall is my favorite time of year! The leaves change, the weather changes, and I feel like our minds are preparing us for the months ahead. I know for me, I’m like Betty Crocker, and my kitchen becomes my escape. Do you have a favorite fall recipe you’d like to share? If so, I would love to try it out! Share your recipes with me at creynolds@newdimensionsfcu.com.