1. Salted Pumpkin Caramels, the Tart Tart // 2. Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds, Bubby & Bean // 3. Pumpkin Chestnut Soup, Martha Stewart // 4. Maple Pumpkin Pies with Brown Sugar Meringue, Kitchen Simplicity // 5. Pumpkin Fritters, Simply Delicious // 6. Pumpkin Cinnamon Smoothie, Little Inspiration // 7. Pumpkin Seed Brittle, Country Living // 8. Heirloom Squash and Pumpkin Pie, Martha Stewart // 9. Pumpkin and Parmesan Scones with Thyme, Drizzle & Dip // 10. Pumpkin Mac and Cheese with Sage, Life Tastes Like Food
Last weekend, I took a little trip out to a local farm and picked out some pumpkins and gourds. I don't care that I'm in my 30s - I always get ridiculously excited to carve pumpkins (and roast the seeds!). Pumpkins are probably my favorite thing about this time of year. They bring back some pretty vivid childhood memories (I swear, the smell of gutting and carving a pumpkin triggers memories like nothing else), they make for beautiful (and easy) seasonal decor, and man do they taste amazing in food. Some of the recipes you see above I've made before; others I just can't wait to try. Regardless, each of them features autumn's most delicious ingredient.
I've done a couple of these '10 Great...' round-up posts recently, where I've shared some of my favorite finds from around the web. The first featured 10 great vegetarian recipes. The second featured 10 great autumn-inspired DIY projects. Since I've unofficially (and honestly, unintentionally) retired my 'Friday is for Favorites' series, I've decided that a new series (we'll call this one '10 Great' for lack of a more clever title) should replace it. It's been a really long time since I've added a new series around here anyway, and I'm always bookmarking cool projects and recipes from other blogs and websites. And sharing with you all is pretty much always a good idea. So that's that.
What are your favorite edible pumpkin treats?