Pumpkin Pasta

Pumpkin Pasta

I wouldn’t consider myself adventurous when it comes to food, however since meeting Chef Sandra Katanic, I have been introduced to some incredible dishes that I never would have tried. Her Pumpkin Pasta is such a delicious dish and you won’t believe just how easy it is to make! Pumpkin is such a versatile fruit. Yes, did you know that pumpkin is technically a fruit?! Pumpkin Pasta is rich and creamy with a hint of sweetness. You can make your own roasted pumpkin or if you’re in more of a rush, this quick and easy meal can be made in … Continue reading

Delicious Homemade Pumpkin Muffins

Pumpkin Muffins

As you might have guessed by now, we are HUGE muffin fans in our home. The kids LOVE freshly made muffins! How can I tell? When I make muffins during the week, I make them at 5:30 in the morning. When the children wake up, I can hear them puttering about upstairs and I can hear them giddy with excitement that they get muffins for breakfast. Even at 7 and 10 years old, they still get excited to pick their own muffins out of the pan! These pumpkin muffins are fantastic, especially when they are made with freshly pureed pumpkin! … Continue reading

How to Bake and Puree Fresh Pumpkin

Last year, I sent these delicious mini Pumpkin Muffins for my daughter’s Halloween Class treat. I sent these rather than a bag of candy in hopes that the class would enjoy something half healthy during their Halloween Celebration. Pumpkin Muffins 1 cup all purpose flour1 cup whole wheat (if you don’t have this, just double the all purpose flour)2 tsp baking powder1 tsp cinnamon1 tsp nutmeg (optional)½ tsp salt (optional)¾ cup packed brown sugar1 egg1/3 cup canola oil2/3 cup buttermilk1 ½ cups pureed pumpkin (canned or fresh)¾ raisins (golden works best with this recipe) Variation: Add 2 apples, peeled and … Continue reading