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How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds + Video
Nov09

How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds + Video

I am very please to show you How to Toast Pumpkin Seeds, and I think you will find them to be a great snack. Pumpkin seeds, or pepitas, are full of healthy goodness for the kids and adults in your family. When I was last at Harvest Barn Country Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake, I was fortunate enough to find some beautiful sugar pumpkins. These beautiful, little pumpkins are perfect for pumpkin puree, and the seeds, are nice, big and...

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How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin + Video
Oct22

How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin + Video

I am super excited to share this recipe with you for How to Cook Ginger Chicken Soup in a Pumpkin. This delicious, savory recipe gives you a chance to enjoy the taste of pumpkin for recipes other than pumpkin pie. I am happy to serve this lovely soup cooked right inside the pumpkin, which is so attractive, healthy and fun! Essentially, the pumpkin is the pot. This soup gets to cook inside of the pumpkin, giving it some amazing flavor,...

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Web Chef Review: Hand-Painted Artisan Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct16

Web Chef Review: Hand-Painted Artisan Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets

I have a unique product to show you – Hand-Painted Artisan Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets. I got this beautifully rendered, artistic pumpkin for my outdoor, Fall display, from my local Harvest Barn Country Market in Niagara-on-the-Lake. The talented Canadian artist who created the spooky design for our Halloween pumpkin, is Susan Dupont Baptista and she certainly has done a fantastic job. Find out about this product on...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Sugar Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct13

Web Chef Review: Ontario Sugar Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets

These sweet, little Ontario Sugar Pumpkins that came from Harvest Barn Country Markets are gorgeous specimens, plus can create a number of tasty Holiday dishes. Perfect for making pumpkin pies and pumpkin puree, because the flesh is more dense, is sweeter, the flavor is more intense and the flesh contains less water than larger, Halloween-type, jack-o-lantern pumpkins. Also, these pumpkins are much easier to handle & break down...

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Web Chef Review: Ontario Fairytale Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets
Oct12

Web Chef Review: Ontario Fairytale Pumpkins at Harvest Barn Country Markets

This attractive, beautifully formed and rounded, lightly mottled, green and lightly brownish, buck-skinned colored pumpkin, is an Ontario Fairytale Pumpkin from Harvest Barn Country Markets. I simply could not resist bringing it home. My gorgeous, Ontario Fairytale Pumpkin specimen came from the Harvest Barn Country Market, in Niagara-on-the-Lake. Sometimes this lovely pumpkin is referred to as Musque de Provence, and is sometimes...

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How to Cook Pumpkin Puree + Video
Oct28

How to Cook Pumpkin Puree + Video

Many recipes during the Holiday season call for Pumpkin Puree, and we are going to make sure you have this recipe under your belt. Pumpkin puree can be used for various sweet & savory dishes throughout the colder months. Pies, breads & cakes, as well as soups, casseroles, stews & other side dishes. Now, you can go with store bought pie filling when you’re making your Holiday pumpkin pie, but this is one place you...

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How to Make Pumpkin Pie: National Pumpkin Day
Oct26

How to Make Pumpkin Pie: National Pumpkin Day

National Pumpkin Day is upon us, and if you have never made your own Pumpkin Pie from Scratch, you’re in for a treat of a recipe too. Technically, a pumpkin is part of the Winter squash group. Included in that family are acorn, pepper & others. We all know how delicious Pumpkin Pie is, and though tinned pumpkin puree is perfectly alright to create a good pie filling, making your own from fresh pumpkin is fantastic, and my...

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How to Clean a Pumpkin: Break Down & Disassemble + Video
Oct24

How to Clean a Pumpkin: Break Down & Disassemble + Video

If you haven’t used fresh pumpkin to cook before, it’s well worth the effort. With a little bit of elbow grease, you can have that pumpkin broken down and disassembled in no time. Reserve the seeds for roasting, and you’ll have a healthy, tasty snack too. You can use this pumpkin, now, to cook down for pumpkin pie filling, grill or roast chunks of flesh on the BBQ or in the oven.  Adding pumpkin to soups & stews...

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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 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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