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chocolate pumpkin spice cake.

Chocolate Pumpkin Spice Cake

Once upon a time, I found a recipe for two-ingredient vegan marshmallow cream on Pinterest. The two ingredients? The liquid drained from a can of garbanzo beans and a liquid sweetener of choice. Intriguing…or weird? If nothing else, it sounded like an interesting science experiment for the boys. Could those two ingredients really turn into a fluffy topping with just a few minutes of whipping? Inquiring minds need to know. Continue reading

pumpkin spice waffles.

pumpkin spice waffles

Waffles are a favorite breakfast food in our house. They’re quick, easy, and covered in sweet, sticky, maple syrup – what’s not to like? Pumpkin spice waffles are dense, hearty waffles that pack a nutritional punch and never leave us hungry for lunch before it’s time. Using fresh pumpkin, the flavor of pumpkin is very subtle. If you only have canned pumpkin to work with, your waffles will likely have a more pronounced pumpkin flavor. Continue reading

pumpkin.

pumpkin

about pumpkin.

Pumpkin is the quintessential food of fall, isn’t it? This time of year, every other pin on Pinterest boasts of the next best pumpkin recipe. Every drive-thru advertises some pumpkin-flavored concoction (don’t be fooled, there’s likely little-to-no pumpkin in there…). And of course the front of every grocery store is overflowing with giant pumpkins grown so large that they are no longer suitable for eating, but they make great fall decorations!

I was never a huge fan of anything made with pumpkin until I discovered that the taste of fresh pumpkin was not the same as what comes in a can. In fact, canned pumpkin is often not pumpkin at all, but whatever other squash happens to have orange flesh and a desirable texture and sweetness. In addition to variations in which type of squash is canned, canned “pumpkin” goes through a lot of processing to achieve a uniform moisture content, losing many of the nutrients fresh pumpkin offers. Fresh pumpkin is not available year round, but if you stock up in season, it is easy to store enough to use throughout the year. Who said you had to wait until the leaves turn colors to add pumpkin to every recipe under the sun? Continue reading