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How to Grill Pumpkin on the BBQ + Video
Oct23

How to Grill Pumpkin on the BBQ + Video

If you’ve never Grilled Pumpkin on the BBQ before, what a great change! Fall is here, and it’s time for some recipes worthy of the season. The grill is a great tool to impart hearty grilled flavors into foods that satiate you on a level that cannot be compared to other cooking methods. Pumpkin, often reserved for sweets, or in soups & stews, is much for versatile than most would think. Grilling vegetables is super...

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How to Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day
Oct21

How to Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake: National Pumpkin Cheesecake Day

What could be better in these cold, Autumn days than the warm spiciness of a Pumpkin Cheesecake? Cheesecakes are actually very rich cheese & egg custards – not cakes at all. How to Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake: All of your ingredients should be at room temperature. The batter must be well mixed, but not over beaten. This cheesecake maintains a creamy texture, as we are using cream cheese rather than ricotta or curd style cheese....

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How to Bake Acorn Squash with Apples & Pears: National Acorn Squash Day
Sep07

How to Bake Acorn Squash with Apples & Pears: National Acorn Squash Day

National Acorn Squash Day is September 7th, and this Baked Acorn Squash with Apples & Pears is a really special side dish recipe. Acorn squash is one of several varieties of Winter squash. Most common are dark green or orange acorn squash, butternut squash & spaghetti squash. Others include Hubbard, buttercup, turban, Cushaw squash & pumpkins. Winter squash store quite well throughout the Winter months. Squash, though full...

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How to Cook Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli
Feb01

How to Cook Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli

Today is Day 4 of our One Month Grocery Shopping Strike. For dinner tonight, I’m making Roasted Butternut Squash Ravioli with Tomato Sauce from scratch…except for the won-ton wrappers I’m using from our freezer as the ravioli pasta dough. This squash recipe is a little involved, but well worth the work – it is absolutely amazing, healthy & even vegetarian…Probably my family’s favorite meal of...

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How to Roast Squash Seeds
Feb01

How to Roast Squash Seeds

Tonight I’m making roasted butternut squash ravioli with tomato sauce. So, it stands to reason that I’m using a fresh, whole butternut squash for this project or for something like my Butternut Squash & Sweet Potato Soup. I peeled it and cut it into chunks after halving it and scooping out the seeds and “innards”. There is no need to throw out those seeds! They are healthy, nutritious and delicious too, if...

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How to Bake Pumpkin Bread in a Bread Machine
Jan18

How to Bake Pumpkin Bread in a Bread Machine

If you are looking for the right recipe for pumpkin bread, then this is it…especially if you want to use your bread machine! When we make pumpkin pie filling from scratch for pumpkin pies over the Holidays, you’re bound to always have more than you need. This often happens in our household, so we store the rest in the freezer in serving size bags or containers. These portions are perfect for my pumpkin bread recipes,...

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How to Cook Brandy Cardamom Pumpkin Custard
Oct11

How to Cook Brandy Cardamom Pumpkin Custard

Funny…No one felt like pie this Canadian Thanksgiving. So, instead, I used this as an opportunity to play around with a dessert for our feast. Everyone in the family loves Chai flavors, so I tried to enhance our pumpkin spices with a bit of Indian flair adding cardamom. Then, well, alcohol enhances flavor and I used brandy for this recipe as it reminds me of the Holidays. Try this – it’s so fast and super easy to...

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How to Bake Kimberly’s Perfect Pumpkin Spice Loaf

Somehow, we always have extra pumpkin pie filling left over after Thanksgiving, not to mention our pumpkins we use up after Halloween time. Create some new recipes to get your fall fix! ~ Kimberly Edwards 🙂 Type: Dessert Serve With: Kimberly’s Creamed Cheese Icing Prep Time: 10 min Cook Time: 1 hr for a large loaf, 25 min for large muffins Yield: This recipe made 1 large loaf and 9 large muffins. Ingredients: Instructions: 1....

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How to Cook Holiday Pumpkin Soup

I can’t wait to make this for the Holidays! In fact, I’m debating making this for dinner tomorrow, as we always have way too much to eat on Thanksgiving anyway! Sooo Yummy! ~ Kimberly Edwards 🙂 Type: Soup Serve With: Dollop of sour cream and sprinkle of nutmeg or hulled pumpkin seeds (also called ‘pepitas’), if desired. Prep Time: 12 min Cook Time: ~ 55 min Yield: ~ 9-10 cups of soup Ingredients: Instructions:...

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How to Cook Kimberly’s “Non-Italian” Minestrone Soup

I enjoy Italian soups, but my mother always prefers a more rustic version with more vegetables, and less spices and flavors. So, I’ve decided to make my “Non-Italian” Minestrone Soup for us tonight! ~ Kimberly Edwards 🙂 Type: Main – Soup Serve With: Fresh, Crusty Italian or French Bread Prep Time: 20 min Cook Time: 2 1/2 hrs. Yield: 1 large stock pot full Ingredients: 4-5 pieces Bacon – Sliced or chunked...

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How to Cook Perfect Pumpkin Pie Filling
Dec28

How to Cook Perfect Pumpkin Pie Filling

In search of the perfect Pumpkin Pie Filling? This works well for pie and tarts…Just delicious! It’s sweet, it’s spicy, it’s thick & creamy. Just right for all of those holiday tables. Type: Dessert Recipe Serve With: homemade whipped cream Prep Time: 15 min Cook Time: 45 – 50 min for a large pie Yield: enough for 2 pies Ingredients: 4 1/2 cups pure pumpkin one 14 oz. can evaporated milk 5 egg whites...

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How to Cook Cream of Butternut Squash And Sweet Potato Soup

This hearty, creamy soup is just the ideal fall treat with fresh, crusty bread or fried pita on the side. It makes a wholesome, fresh, delicious and satisfying lunch or dinner meal. You will probably like it enough to serve it as an appetizer when you have guests over for dinner. It is fast, easy and healthy! You could also make it as a vegetarian recipe. Enjoy! ~ Kimberly Edwards 😀 Type: Soup Serve With: Fresh, crusty bread or fried...

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