pumpkin flavored dreams

by Patricia on October 12, 2010 · 7 comments


Hi, it’s me again. Last time it was my fault, I was lazy. This time, it wasn’t really my fault. Honest.

PS Isn’t Raven cute?

You see, I had every intention of writing a post to follow up the apologetic roasted tomatoes but then I bought a ticket for the crazy train and paid for it through the teeth. Literally. My teeth hurt for days.

Okay, that last sentence was kind of funny but probably didn’t make much sense, so let me ‘splain.

What started out innocently enough, turned into a wine-fueled dance party at a friend’s wedding reception followed the next day by a 9 year old’s birthday party at our house. Imagine: waking up somewhat hungover on Sunday morning, driving the 2 hours home, baking cupcakes, shopping for snacks, setting up… 10 kids, 4 hours… tired yet?

10 kids x 4 hours = enough energy to power the stadium lights at Candlestick Park for an 11 inning game.

Anyway, I went to bed that night with a sore throat and woke up the next morning with a sinus infection (which is why my teeth hurt – my whole face ached. It sucked, I don’t recommend it).

Nine days later, here I am, healthy again. And while I was eating gallons of soup last week, what did I dream of? Pumpkin pancakes.

I finally found enough energy to try my first batch a couple of days ago but sadly did not have enough energy to take pictures or write a post so looks like I will have to make some more. Oh, darn.

So while I get caught up in the kitchen, have a look at these pumpkiny treats:

pumpkin-spice-cupcake-3pumpkin spice cupcakes with maple cream cheese frosting

Pumpkin Oatmeal Scotchiespumpkin scotchies

pumkin-pinwheels2pumpkin pinwheels


1 Denise Michaels - Adventurous Foodie October 27, 2010 at 10:47 am

It’s not necessarily the pumpkin that’s so amazingly delicious – its the spices: cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger and allspice. Pumpkin itself (except for the gorgeous orange color) is pretty benign and will pick up the flavors of what you put with it. Sort of like zucchini. Love me those pumpkin scones at Starbucks.

2 Lisa October 23, 2010 at 11:34 am

I have 8 big cans of pumpkin in the pantry and not a single bit of pumpkiny goodness to eat. I’ve also nothing to blame it on but my own inertia!

3 Joie de vivre October 20, 2010 at 10:27 am

I’m so glad you’re feeling better!

4 Paula October 17, 2010 at 6:16 am

Thinking the pumpkin pinwheels would be my favorite.

5 Eliana October 14, 2010 at 10:44 am

These all look incredible. So much so that I can’t pick out a favorite.

6 Beth October 13, 2010 at 3:20 pm

Hope you feel better!! If you are in the mood for punkin’, I made these last weekend and they were divine! http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/george-duran/pumpkin-chocolate-chip-cookies-recipe/index.html

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