Pumpkin Pancakes {paleo, GF}


Updated 11/19/2017 I previously wrote: So I’m going to warn you that this is not the most technically sound recipe for pancakes. I based this recipe off of one that is vastly different than mine only because when I tried following the recipe it just didn’t make sense. So I kept adding things until I…

Microwave Breakfast Soufflé


I am obsessed with what I call Breakfast Souffle. Call it what you’d like. Breakfast cake. Cake in a jar. Mug cake. Microwave banana bread. I guess any of them would fit. I like to call it breakfast souffle because it’s so versatile I don’t want to pin down a specific flavor. I’ve had pumpkin,…

Triple Layer Cheesecake, Pumpkin and Pecan Pie


Even though I gave my dad first dibs at choosing the Thanksgiving menu this year, he allowed me to choose the dessert. Mainly because he knows how much I love dessert but also because I would have to make it. Neither of us overly like pumpkin pie, but it doesn’t feel like Thanksgiving unless you…

Pumpkin Superfood Cookie Dough Bites


I love the fall. It’s my favorite time of year; it always has been. Here in Southern California you don’t necessarily know it’s fall by the weather, though this year has started out way more fall-like than it did last year (it was in the 80’s through Thanksgiving last year – this may not sound…

Pumpkin Bundt Cake with Marshmallow Glaze


This weekend was my coworker’s 26th birthday and to celebrate a bunch of us went out to the Kennedy School for drinks and dinner. There were about 15 of us and we wouldn’t all fit at one table so they divvied us up amongst three. I somehow ended up at the “couples table” (there was…

Pumpkin Butterscotch Brown Butter Bread Pudding


Last week I roasted four sugar pumpkins and have done relatively little with the puree, other than make some fabulous Pumpkin Gnocchi with my friends. This weekend I unearthed a recipe my grandma sent me a long time ago which would be perfect in order to use the pumpkin puree sitting in my fridge along…

Dark Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Spice Cookies


Even though I’ve been obsessed with pumpkin everything this year, I’ve been hesitant to make pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. Why? Because I generally don’t like the cakey texture the pumpkin lends to the cookie. If I wanted cake, I’d eat cake. But when I want a cookie, I want the texture of a cookie. Got…

Pumpkin Pie


My radio talk show co-host convinced me that I needed to try making pumpkin pie made from real pumpkin this Thanksgiving. I had read that real pumpkin makes a much better pie than the canned variety but hadn’t spoken with anyone who had actually tried it. When Matthew told me both his friend and his…

Oat and Quinoa Pancakes {vegan}


The other day my mostly vegan friend Julie asked me if I had ever made an eggless oatmeal pancake. The answer was no. I’m never really prompted to eat vegan food on my own. I normally need to be inspired by Julie or vegan food bloggers before I take the plunge into a vegan meal….

Spicy Chipotle Pumpkin Soup {vegetarian, with vegan option}


It’s fall and I’m obsessed with pumpkin. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin drinks. Pumpkin seeds. And, the latest, pumpkin soup. I found a delicious-looking recipe while searching for a good technique to roast pumpkins on the website, Simply Recipes (where you can find tons of pumpkin recipes). Both the technique and the soup are spot on. Here’s my…

Pumpkin Puree


I am not a fan of pumpkin pie. I never really used to be a fan of pumpkin anything, in fact (but least of all pie), until about a year ago when I tried a pumpkin chai latte at a coffee shop near where I work. They told me they used homemade puree, which made…

Pumpkin Gorilla Bread


My cousin sent me this recipe found at the blog sunny side up. I knew immediately when I saw the recipe that I wanted to try it. If you haven’t seen Jessica’s blog before, you should check it out. You won’t be disappointed. Jessica’s recipe reminded me a lot of the gorilla bread my mom made…

Black Bean Pumpkin Soup


Today is the last real day of summer and autumn weather is taking over here in Portland. Clouds kept the sun away most the day and finally in the afternoon the sky opened up and dumped rain. This probably annoys most people, but I was glad for it. I’ve been dying for an autumn-like day…