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Pie Pumpkins

Pie Pumpkin

Nothing beats the flavor of a pie pumpkin, with its sweet taste and smooth texture.  It provides the most vitamin A of all the common fruits and vegetables, and is also high in iron, potassium, and phosphorus.  Save the seeds–they are an excellent snack, offer additional nutritional benefits and can be seasoned a variety of ways. Store […]

Dee’s Corner


With this final week’s inclusion of a pie pumpkin, I thought it might be nice to have a selection of pumpkin recipes to offer you. They are all relatively easy. Pumpkin Hummus is a great seasonal snack, accompanied by fresh veggies, pita chips or crackers. If watching some of those scary Halloween movies is your […]

Simple Pumpkin Soup

Simple Pumpkin Soup

This very easy soup recipe was shared by Dana, who blogs on her site titled Minimalist Baker. Prep time: 15 minutes Cook time: 1 hour Servings: 4 Ingredients: For the soup: 2 Pie Pumpkins  (2 pumpkins yield about 2 1/4 cups pumpkin puree) 1 Tablespoon Olive oil 2 medium Shallots, diced 3 cloves Garlic, minced 2 cups Vegetable broth […]

Quick Pumpkin Ravioli

Pumpkin Ravioli

Found on the website Allrecipes.com, this pumpkin ravioli is a delicious seasonal side dish. Prep time: 30 minutes Cook time: 10 minutes Servings: 6 Ingredients: 1 cup cooked pureed Pumpkin 1/2 teaspoon Salt 1/2 teaspoon Black pepper (freshly ground) 1 pinch Cayenne pepper 1/2 cup Mascarpone cheese 1 Egg yolk 1/3 cup Parmesan cheese (grated) 16 ounce […]

Pumpkin Hummus

Pumpkin Hummus

Found on Pinterest, this recipe was shared by Kim Lee, who writes on her blog, Kim’s Cravings. This is a great seasonal dip to serve on game day or over Thanksgiving weekend. Prep Time: 10 minutes Servings: 8 (1/4 cup servings) Ingredients: 1/2 cup fresh Pumpkin puree 1 15 oz. can Chickpeas (garbanzo beans), drained […]

Spaghetti Squash

Spaghetti Squash

This variety of winter squash is large, oval and yellow, and looks similar to a melon.  It is unique among squash because when cooked, its yellowish flesh separates into long strands that resemble pasta.  Spaghetti squash provides vitamins A and C and some of the B vitamins.  It is also an excellent source of fiber. To prepare, […]

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