Getting Pumped For Pumpkins
By Lynn R. & Ashton J.
Photo by DIY Network
Autumn’s favorite fruit: pumpkins! You can do more with them than just setting them on your
front porch for Halloween.
Don’t want to waste the seeds after carving? Use this. https://minimalistbaker.com/how-to-roast-pumpkin-seeds/
Homemade Pumpkin Pie
Of course, you will still have leftover pulp, so here is a homemade pumpkin pie recipe for all that orange goo!
Note: Works better with a pie pumpkin than a carving pumpkin but either is usable.
Vegan Pumpkin Cheesecake
This one is for vegans who have a sweet tooth! Create a delicious “cheese” cake with pumpkin spices and pumpkin.
Chipotle Pumpkin Hummus
For those of you who don’t like sweets, this delicious appetizer is perfect for you. Dip anything into it, maybe even your roasted pumpkin seeds?
Pumpkin Swirl Brownies
For those who aren’t very confident in their baking skills to make something complex, good news for you! This recipe is very straightforward and perfect for new bakers!
One of my favorite Italian dishes, especially when you combine it with truffle sauce. Here is a recipe for this Italian delicacy!
Starbucks has already brought back the seasonal and much-awaited Pumpkin Spice Latte as well as a brand new one: the pumpkin cream cold brew.
Dunkin Donuts has released their own autumn menu including the new Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Signature Latte with whipped cream, caramel drizzle, and cinnamon sugar. Then there’s original Pumpkin Flavored Coffees, Apple Cider Donut, Munchkins, Pumpkin Donut and Muffin.
Krispy Kreme is bringing back the classic Pumpkin Spice Cake Doughnut available through Thanksgiving and their own various Pumpkin Spice Lattes.
Steak n Shake is whipping up their own Pumpkin Spice Milkshake for those of you that don’t care for coffee.
Dairy Queen. Love ice cream that much? DQ has a Pumpkin Pie Blizzard with your name on it!
Freddy’s long-anticipated Pumpkin Pie Concrete has returned for the 12th year. It’s made with a slice of pumpkin pie, frozen custard, and cinnamon.
Oct. 26, 10am - 7pm 36th Annual Pumpkinfest in Franklin featuring pumpkin carving, Great Pumpkin photo booth, costume contests, and more! Self-proclaimed Middle Tennessee’s largest family fall festival.
Oct. 4 - Oct. 27 The Glow: A Pumpkin Wonderland features jack-o-lanterns, a pumpkin patch, and carving demonstrations. This will take place in Nashville so if you find yourself in the city don’t forget to check it out! Visit https://glowpumpkin.com/nashville/ to learn more.
Visit http://www.boydspumpkinpatch.com/ for information on the local pumpkin patch. Visit
https://www.yelp.com/search?cflt=pumpkinpatches&find_loc=Clarksville%2C+TN for other pumpkin patches in TN.