White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

For my very first Secret Recipe Club assignment back in July 2011, I tried to roast chickpeas.   I love chickpeas and I love wasabi peas so I had high hopes.   They came out soggy and chewy, not crunchy and delicious.   (Needless to say I moved on to another recipe.)

Recently I was . . . → Read More: White Bean-Tomato Soup with Chickpea “Croutons”

Pumpkin Cookies Galore for January’s Secret Recipe Club

I couldn’t help myself; I had to make three recipes from my assigned blog-buddy this month: Pumpkin Seed Oatmeal Cookies, Pumpkin Shortbread Bars, and Pumpkin Gingersnaps. Do you see a trend here? . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Cookies Galore for January’s Secret Recipe Club

Rosemary-Pumpkin Soup with Pancetta

A number of years ago, I was a finalist in a Cooking Light cook-off.   This was back when I was OCD about entering recipe contests.    I have refocused that obsession to this blog now and I haven’t entered a contest in quite a while.   I think my last winner was in 2011.

Anyhoo—one . . . → Read More: Rosemary-Pumpkin Soup with Pancetta

Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

I have tons of frozen pumpkin puree in the freezer.   You see, I love buying pumpkins for holiday decorations.   I get my money’s worth because I buy for Halloween, leave the pumpkins on the front steps for Thanksgiving, and then they finally meet their demise in a hot oven as they roast.   . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (and a weird squash)

Have you ever been over to M.J.’s Kitchen?   If not, you must stumbled over there as soon as you are able.

Last January, M.J. posted about an unusual squash with an unusual name:   Cushaw Pumpkin.   These things do not look like pumpkins at all.     Besides the weird name, they were . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (and a weird squash)

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Have you noticed the pumpkin recipes I have been posting lately.  I am in good company as I lurk around the internet (and Pinterest).   There are a LOT of great pumpkin recipes out there.

That must mean one thing….Halloween is almost here and Thanksgiving will follow close behind.

We have had fewer and fewer Trick-or-Treaters . . . → Read More: Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin-White Chocolate Brownies

OK.

Do brownies have to be chocolate?

Do they have to be rich and gooey and delicious?

Let’s just say “No” to the former and a big “YES” to the latter.

I started decorating for Halloween today (yes, I am late), and I started to set out my only two pumpkins from the garden.   I . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-White Chocolate Brownies

Pumpkin Sage Whole Wheat Muffins for SRC

Check out my healthy option for a whole wheat pumpkin muffin with just a hint of butter and sage. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Sage Whole Wheat Muffins for SRC

Christmas Gift #5: Pumpkin Granola

Another healthy “Gifts from the Kitchen” Idea. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #5: Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles

I am on a pumpkin kick. Here is a great hearty breakfast recipe. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles