Touchdown Pumpkin Soup

I have been trying to make a pumpkin soup like the one from Au Bon Pain for quite a while. Last winter, I shared one of my failures with you, and you were so kind to share many recipe ideas. After tasting ABP’s pumpkin soup a few more times and referencing its ingredient list, I have finally come up with a great imitation recipe. It’s a touchdown (my spoon touches down to an empty bowl)! A hole in one (from … Continue reading

Pumpkin Ice Cream with Cream Cheese and Pie Crust Swirls

I got an ice cream maker, and wonderful things are happening. I have had my eye on this pumpkin, cream cheese and pie crust swirl ice cream for years. Years. The wait was worth it. I know that the flavors are better suited for fall than sweltering summer, but I wouldn’t dare delay you from experiencing this pleasure! I still can’t believe that this ice cream came from my kitchen. To make this ice cream, start by combining 12 ounces … Continue reading

Pumpkin Purée Experiment

I really love using pumpkin, and I go through a ton of Trader Joe’s pumpkin purée cans. I’m not sure why the idea of making my own purée got stuck in my head, but I couldn’t stop thinking about it. Finally, I went for it. I guess I wanted to see whether the homemade stuff would be any different. I also wanted to experiment with the purée, so I steamed one pumpkin and baked the other. Fast forward to the … Continue reading