It’s the time of year where everybody’s looking up: the leaves hanging overhead are ablaze with the fire and gold of fall, and cool indigo skies are darkening earlier each night. With so much to look at up there, don’t forget what’s beneath your feet: PUMPKINS!
From large decorative pumpkins to small sweet pumpkins and everything in between –the choices are endless! But no matter which you choose, one thing remains clear: it’s not really fall until you’ve had your full, fall-sized dose of pumpkin everything.
Of course, there’s pumpkin carving (think jack-o-lanterns). Then there are cute costumes, adorable baby hats, and over-the-top pumpkin decorations (yes – those are all carved pumpkins). But best of all, there are pumpkin treats!
We always highly recommend traditional pumpkin pie, but come on, folks – this is the era of Pinterest. Step your game up. If you’re going to get your full fill of pumpkin, you’re going to have to get creative. We’ve tracked down the ULTIMATE must-have pumpkin everythings for this season – because we want each and every one of you to get your full, fall-sized dose of pumpkin before you turn in for the winter. It’s a must.
- Traditional Pumpkin Pie (TryVeg.com)
- Charlee’s Pumpkin Muffins from Heaven (Highly recommended by COK staff member, Charlee!)
- Perfect Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies (Two Peas and Their Pod)
- Pumpkin Pie Chia Pudding Parfait (Oh She Glows)
- Pumpkin Spice Latte Waffles (Minimalist Baker)
This guide from One Green Planet will help you get every nutritious bit out of your pumpkins this year – we know you are working to minimize food waste, just like we are. Now that you have the recipes, it’s go time! Get enough pumpkins to decorate the house, carve out a toothy smile, and fill the bellies in your home with wonderful fall goodness – while you can!