For a cup of tea after Thanksgiving dinner—or any time over the holidays—sip a comforting cup of pumpkin spice tea. While pumpkin spice tea in general isn’t hard to find, the blend from Tea Forté is top quality and is delicious plain or with milk and sweetener. Tea Forté’s Pumpkin Spice adds a trio of […]

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This seasonal approach to mashed potatoes, a Pumpkin Cheddar Mashed Potatoes recipe, is a special delight from the fall harvest through Halloween and Thanksgiving. Not to mention October 27th, National Potato Day. The orange color and pumpkin flavor, plus the delicious cheesiness, are a great combination. The recipe was created by Carla Cardello of Chocolate […]

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October 26th is National Pumpkin Day, sandwiched between National Pumpkin Spice Day (October 1st), National Carve A Pumpkin Day (October 31st)l and National Pumpkin Pie Day (December 25th). This “bread” is a loaf cake recipe. As with other loaf cakes, you can enjoy it plain, with ice cream, or with whipped cream. Thanks to Colavita […]

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[1] Make pumpkin cannoli for harvest season (photo © Piccione Pastry). [2] Fresh ricotta draining in a strainer (photo © Jsix | SD). [3] Buy pumpkin purée, not pumpkin pie filling (photo © Libby’s).   Cannoli are one of our favorite desserts. The marriage of the crunchy shell and the sweetened ricotta is all that […]

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Now there’s another reason to head to Costco: the “Upside Down Pumpkin Cream Pie” ramekins* from Pots & Co (photos #1 and #2). Portioned in small, reusable glass pots, this elegant dessert has seasoned graham cracker crumbs on top of creamy pumpkin custard. While pumpkin pie is itself a baked custard in a crust and […]

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