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It’s Tasty Tuesday {The Pumpkin Edition, Round 1}

Our posts for this week’s edition of It’s Tasty Tuesday all feature some of our favorite pumpkin recipes. If you’ve been thinking of a pumpkin as a vegetable, well it’s time you got it straight. A pumpkin is technically a fruit because it is a product of the seed-bearing structure of flowering plants; it develops from the blossom.

According to the Huffington Post, “the pumpkin is more accurately classified as a berry. A berry is defined as the fleshy fruit produced from one single ovary.”  Now you can tell your kids, “eat your fruits,” even though you’ve put them on their plates as veggies. We’re smart that way.

Not to blow your mind or anything, but a strawberry isn’t a berry. Watermelons, avocados and bananas are though.

So, there ya’ have it. We don’t really care whether it’s a fruit or a vegetable just as long as we get to enjoy it’s deliciousness. So whether it’s pie or soup, stewed or candied, we’re all about enjoying the season affectionately known as Pumpkin Spice time!

Pumpkin Chili : James Moore, Busvlogger

 

With ingredients like pumpkin, cinnamon and corn, Pumpkin Chili sounds a little different. Well, it is; a great kind of different! It’s become one of our family traditions and it’s just so easy.

Pumpkin Muffins: Anita Stafford

Pumpkin Muffins via Anita Stafford of Sugar Spice and Spilled Milk
Click on photo to see the recipe.

 

Although the daytime temperatures are still summertime hot, you might want to grab a jacket for early morning or night time. The season is changing and that brings changes in what we cook and bake. One of the fall tastes most people enjoy is pumpkin. There are so many different ways to use pumpkin, and muffins are just one example. READ MORE

Lacie Ring: Easy 3-Ingredient Peanut Butter Pumpkins

 

peanut butter pumpkins via lacie ring

And for your sweet tooth cravings, Lacie Ring of Easy Peasy Pleasy shares these cute as…well…pumpkins! Could they be any more precious?

It’s Fall Y’all! The weather may still be warm in my neck of the woods but I know it’s Fall just by looking at my yard…It’s covered with leaves.

I don’t know about y’all but in Arkansas it cools down for a couple days then heats right back up. Have you ever heard the expression “If you don’t like the weather, just wait a few minutes”? I believe that quote comes from Mark Twain and he was speaking of Arkansas. LOL! Ok, so maybe he wasn’t speaking of Arkansas but the saying definitely works for any of us in the southern states! Being that is officially fall, I am working on all kinds of Fall treats. One of those treats is these cute little peanut butter pumpkins. Read More

 

CINNAMON PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE: Keri Bucci

How can something sugar free and low carb be so good? Keri Bucci, our October Blogger of the Month, shows us how with her Cinnamon Pumpkin Cheesecake. Check it out on her blog, My Table of Three.

sugar free low carb pumpkin cheesecake from keri bucci

Fall is my favorite time of the year, it always has been. I look forward to Fall activities, pumpkin spice everything and most of all, cooler weather. We are starting to see some leaves falling to the ground here and there, but our daily temperatures are still in the mid to upper nineties. So typical for our weather, here in the south.

So it looks like I will be waiting a little longer for those cooler temps, but that doesn’t mean I have to wait on the pumpkin. Thank goodness, because I don’t think I could have passed up a slice of this cheesecake even if I had wanted to. READ MORE

PUMPKIN SPICE GRANOLA: BRENDA EMBRY

pumpkin spice granola via brenda embry

This is also the season for everything pumpkin.  The poor pumpkin is basically ignored until October.  Then, for the next three months, it’s game on.

So far this month, I’ve made pumpkin bread, pumpkin muffins and now….

Pumpkin spice granola. Read More

 

 

Gina Knuppenberg: Pumpkin Bread Pudding

So, today’s Month of Pumpkin dish is probably my most favorite M of P recipe.  Well, favorite thus far ?  It’s rich, creamy, and if done correctly, will leave you with pleasant dreams filled with floaty clouds and soft, furry little kittens.  Okay.  I made that last part up.  It’s just good, is all. READ MORE

Stop by next Tuesday for even more pumpkin goodies!

Jamie Smith: Arkansas Granola

When I first decided to make granola to feature this month’s honey theme, I knew I wanted to do something unique but not so weird that no one would possibly want to make this recipe!

Arkansas Granola Jamie Smith

I realized that the perfect recipe would be something that honors my adopted home state, Arkansas. After all, this is being featured on Arkansas Women Bloggers! I started to research what flavors are known for being from Arkansas and had to discard quite a few ideas at first. After all, who wants queso granola? Not me!

I knew I wanted to celebrate the state’s history of being a major producer of various apples, especially the Arkansas Black. Those apples aren’t available right now, so I chose Red Delicious.

I also think of chocolate gravy when I think of Arkansas food so I initially tried to incorporate chocolate from Kyya, the state’s first bean-to-bar chocolate makers (full disclosure: friends of mine!). I decided that apple and chocolate would be delicious, but more of a dessert granola.

So, I called on my ARWB sisters for help. They gave lots of great ideas for incorporating Arkansas into my granola including one idea I took as a joke at first: bacon. Yes, bacon granola! I researched it out of curiosity and discovered that bacon granola is actually pretty popular, especially for the paleo crowd.

Another suggestion was pecans, which I would have incorporated anyways because I love pecans and I know it’s the state nut.

Arkansas Granola vis Sunshine & Thorns Jamie Smith

So, Arkansas Granola was born. It is quite simple and uses entirely natural ingredients with no added sugars or sodium. It uses fresh apples, Petit Jean Bacon, pecans, oats, cinnamon and nutmeg. The binding agent is good old-fashioned honey, which gives just a hint of natural sweetness that doesn’t overwhelm the rest of the flavors.

Ready to try this recipe? You can check it out on my blog Sunflowers & Thorns. Let me know what you think!

Jamie SmithJamie Smith tells people she grew up in Kansas and became a grownup in Northwest Arkansas. A writer by profession, Jamie also loves to write as a hobby over at her personal blog, Sunflowers & Thorns. One of her most popular types of blogs are her recipes. Jamie and her husband, John, enjoy working on recipes together to make their own unique twist on familiar recipes.

Jamie and John live in Elkins with their two dogs and two cats.