Pumpkin, Squash, Carrots…..Go Orange!

Yes, this time of year I have a few seasonal favorite foods that I adore! Pumpkin being on the top of the list, then yams, winter squash, and carrots!  Orange is actually one of my favorite colors and also THE favorite color of my 6 year old  Rainbow child nephew.

Funny that he chose orange to be his favorite color and has a fixation with eating orange foods. My mother reminds me that as a baby my skin turned orange and she took me to the doctor only to find out that if you eat enough gerber mashed carrots and sweet potatoes as a child you can literally change your skin tone!  Yes, I guess it runs in the family. Something about the earthy, sweet, smooth, rich texture of pumpkin and squash makes me feel grounded and safe.  I am forever seeking recipes for more ways to cook pumpkin, sweet potatoes and squash into delicious cakes, pies, and savory soups and stews. And…it doesn’t hurt that its also the color of my favorite football team the Denver, Broncos!

Here are a few of the recipes I found recently from some trusted chefs that I have tried and trusted. I know most foodies share their own recipes and I will , but I am also a firm believer in promoting other wonderful cooks out there who have spent their precious time and energy to come up with some tried and true recipes that are delicious!

Here are a few of my favorites that I  linked to my recipe page and to the author’s site .  Theses recipes are all dynamite anytime of year but particularly during the fall.  The pumpkin muffins are my favorite go to recipe for friends and clients and freeze well!  The soup is lovely!  The scones…divine! Cheesecake bites  to die for! Yep…..all of these are amazing.  Feel free to share your comments and recipes below.

  1. Pumpkin Muffins 2.  Pumpkin Soup with crispy sage,  3.Pumpkin Cinnamon Streusel Pancakes, 4. Pumpkin Chocolate chip Scones  5. Pumpkin Cheesecake Bites




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