"Pumpkiny" Goodness

If fall is your favorite season, then it's likely that you're an enthusiast of "pumpkiny" goodness! And that's exactly what we have here: pumpkin treats that take you way beyond the traditional pumpkin pie...and help you celebrate this wonderfully delicious time of year.


SWEET RECIPES

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Pumpkin Pancakes at Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake at Food for My Family

Pumpkin Cookies

2-ingredient Pumpkin Cookies (works for muffins, too!) at Cookies & Cups

Pumpkin Pie Crepes

Pumpkin Pie Crepes
Bonus: Stef at Cupcake Project will help you overcome your fear of making crepes with her step-by-step instructions.

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes

Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes at My Baking Addiction

Pumpkin Fluff is great for dipping graham crackers, ginger snaps, or sliced fruit.

Pumpkin Fluff is great for dipping graham crackers, ginger snaps, or sliced fruit.

This Pumpkin Dip also makes a yummy spread for muffins, toast or mini bagels.

This Pumpkin Dip also makes a yummy spread for muffins, toast or mini bagels.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins by Nestlé

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins by Nestlé
Because having a whole page of recipes that doesn't include chocolate would be a crime,
even though the focus is pumpkin!

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Very Best Baking

Mini Pumpkin Whoopie Pies from Very Best Baking

Pumpkin Parfaits at Taste of Home

Pumpkin Parfaits at Taste of Home

Pumpkin Roll from Very Best Baking

Pumpkin Roll from Very Best Baking

  

SAVORY RECIPES

Pumpkin Chili from Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Pumpkin Chili from Sweet Pea's Kitchen.
Serve with Pumpkin Cornbread!

Pumpkin Cornbread at Sugar Crafter

Pumpkin Cornbread at Sugar Crafter
Serve with Pumpkin Chili!

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese at Sweet Pea's Kitchen

Pumpkin Mac and Cheese at Sweet Pea's Kitchen

  


DRINKS

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie

Banana Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate at Tidy Mom

Pumpkin Spice White Hot Chocolate at Tidy Mom

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake at Completely Delicious.

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake at Completely Delicious
Yes, there is an actual PIECE of PIE in this seasonal indulgence!

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Lisa Gipson is the managing editor of San Diego Family. Fall is her favorite season and she loved doing the "research" for these recipes.

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Chocolate Chip Cookie Hearts

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