Pumpkin: On Everything! #SaturdaySpotlight

‘Tis the season to be merry- by testing new pumpkin recipes!

I cannot be more excited to bring you this blog today. From drinks to desserts, be prepared to wipe the drool away as I take you along the journey of one of my most savored flavors : pumpkin.

Below you will find DIY recipes for the brave hearted as well as locations that house the best pumpkin infused recipes for those who prefer to leave it to the professionals.

Bon Apetit!

Applegate Farms Pumpkin Ice Cream: the New York Times called it “The pumpkin pie that can go in a cone,” and I could not have said it better myself.

Pumkin ice cream


Speaking of pumpkin pie, who better to trust than Paula Deen from the food network? Try recreating her recipe and have everyone ooo and ahh over your incredible talent. http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/paula-deen/pumpkin-pie-recipe/index.html

For those who like their pumpkin pie a bit creamier, Babbo is the place to find the best pumpkin cheesecake. As the NY Times states, “Gina DePalma at Babbo in Greenwich Village serves a wonderful pumpkin cheesecake with maple syrup and crème fraîche; it’s studded with pieces of pumpkin and macerated raisins, and is as far from a traditional cake as it’s possible to get and still be delicious.” BabboNYC.com

How about some pumpkin coffee to accompany all of these sweets? Check out the Huffington Post‘s article on how to make your own. It’s easy- and delicious! http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2013/10/08/pumpkin-spice-latte-recipe_n_4065744.html

Not a coffee drinker? Try a fresh pumpkin brewski! BeerAdvocate.com rates Good Gourd Imperial Pumpkin Ale as number one. With 8.5% alcohol content, you get a lot of flavor, and a lot of alcohol.

Cafe Orlin in the East Village has THE BEST pumpkin pancakes around! Open until 2am, you can get your fix almost any time!

Pumkin Pancakes



What about entrees? If you have not experienced Spiga Restaurant’s pumpkin ravioli, you have not lived! That may be a bit of an exaggeration, but this is a MUST TRY. SpigaNYC.com

Time to get back in the kitchen! This pumpkin soup recipe from AllRecipes.com is simple to make, and the perfect entree for a brisk fall or winter day. http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/Pumpkin-Soup/

Last but not least, do not forget about the pumpkin seeds! Food.com has perfected this roasted pumpkin seed recipe: http://www.food.com/recipe/best-ever-roasted-pumpkin-seeds-75453

roasted seeds




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