A fall spin on breakfast or brunch, pumpkin pancakes are healthy and incredibly delicious. Use canned pumpkin any time of year, but make these pancakes superstars at your next breakfast or brunch by cooking your own fresh pumpkin ahead of time.See Popular Pumpkin Pancakes Recipes
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Start your day off right with Pumpkin Pancakes topped with warm apple topping.
These antioxidant-loaded pancakes are perfect brunch fare. Top this low-fat recipe with a healthful easy-to-make orange syrup.
Serve this 30-minute meal as a healthy brunch. The pumpkin and orange juice provide a good dose of antioxidants.
We fear we may soon turn orange this month, thanks to all the pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin beer and pumpkin bars we've been gorging on. But the fact is, most of the pumpkin foods we're salivating over aren't really about using actual pumpkin at all, the Wall Street Journal reports. When did we forget that pumpkin isn't the same as pumpkin spice?
Once I go pumpkin I never go back... or at least not until after bathing suit season. The beauty of cooking with pumpkin is that with canned pumpkin there is always a little left over, so you have to use it up in your next recipe--and the cycle continues.
After turkey, pumpkin pie is about the most traditional of Thanksgiving foods. But is it any good? Let's face it, pumpkin pie is heavy, dense, cloying, and kind of dull. I can eat one spoonful of pumpkin pie and be done. I have a good recipe for pumpkin pie -- lighter because it involves folding a meringue into the sweetened pumpkin -- but it's a lot of work. Unpatriotic and sacrilegious as it may sound, I think there are better uses for pumpkin. And here's a little secret about pumpkin: The stuff you buy in a can isread more
Pumpkin pie, we love you. But when it's fall party time (whether it's an autumn dinner party, a Halloween hoedown, or a Thanksgiving spread), we'd like to shake up the dessert table with some pumpkin sweets that are a little unexpected. Pumpkin is one of those ingredients that bring out bragging rights, and rightfully so. For some gardeners, it's the urge to grow mega-pumpkins: the largest pumpkin ever grown (according to the University of Illinois Cooperative Extension weighed 1,140 pounds). And for big-thinking bakers, it's the yen to concoct monster pies: the largest pumpkin pie ever made was moreread more
Ok, we'll admit -- it's not like there's a shortage of things to make with canned pumpkin. You've got your pumpkin breads, pumpkin cheesecakes, pumpkin muffins and, of course, pumpkin pie. We're not turning any of it down, but let's face it: how many pumpkin pies are you going to make this year? And yet ... there are cans and cans and cans of pumpkin at the store right now just waiting for someone (like you) to snap them up on sale. Despite pumpkin's association with all manner of sweet and buttery baked goods, canned pumpkin is actually quiteread more
It's hard to believe Christmas is just around the corner! Wasn't it just Halloween? Here's an idea to make Christmas morning even more festive: Whip up a fun breakfast your kids will enjoy and that will give them sweet presents to start their day.
Is it us, or does everything take on an orange glow this time of year -- and it's not just the sunlight through the changing leaves. Oh, that's right, maybe it's because we've been stuffing ourselves silly with pumpkin. You can't blame us for the craving; after all, they're everywhere you turn.
How to get perfect pancakes? Head up north. I recently went to Quebec and visited a sugar shack, places where the Quebecois go to party. They eat, drink, sing, and dance in cabins tucked away in the maple woods. While I didn't do any singing or dancing, I did get to see the maple trees with spouts and spigots and learned how the water from the trees is reduced to a thick syrup that perfect pancakes (like the ones in the picture at left) simply cannot live without. In the United States Vermont is the leader in mapleread more
Food gifts sometimes appear in mysterious ways. A few months ago, I was staying at a hotel, and my heart broke when I saw a jar of pumpkin butter on my hotel pillow instead of the usual chocolates. Pumpkin butter!
My mom has a couple of pear trees that produce a bumper crop every autumn. And that is why you will find lots of pear recipes on my blog. I've roasted them with sausages, poached them and even made them into soup. But even if you don't have your own pear tree, pears are plentiful and economical so cooking with them is definitely worthwhile. Pears are one of the few fruits I generally prefer cooked rather than raw. When baked or roasted they transform from sweet everyday Betty to the alluring Veronica. What's so sexy about cooked pears? Inread more
I am powerless over my popcorn addiction. I blame Chicago's O'Hare for this affliction. If I have any time at all when passing through that airport, there is no way I won't end up stopping at a kiosk and buying popcorn. Depending upon the terminal, I may get my fix at Nuts on Clark or Garrett. No matter what size bag I get, I will eat the whole thing by the time I reach my destination. Guaranteed. I may even open the bag before the flight takes off, heaven help me. This is how bad my addiction is: Unableread more