After a pumpkin carving blunder left this pumpkin as a helmet instead of the sports team logo we were going for, I decided to bake it.
I’ve never cooked a pumpkin before, but wanted to give it a try instead of letting that great big pumpkin go to waste. Wow!! One large pumpkin = a HUGE amount of pumpkin puree, as I’m now the proud owner of just over 200 ounces of fresh pumpkin puree in my freezer (that’s the equivalent of almost 7 of the large Libby’s cans–or enough for 14 pumpkin pies!). And, even better–it only cost $3!!
We’ve already done pumpkin turnovers with fresh pumpkin puree, which turned out great! But, with a husband who loves all things pumpkin, I’d like to expand my pumpkin cooking repertoire and I’ve been on the hunt for pumpkin recipes. And, I didn’t want just sweets and desserts either.
So, here’s my top 10 ten list (some of which would make for some really great holiday dishes or food gifts):
I’m Sara, a mom to three adorable boys living in the Arizona desert. As a former teacher, I love sharing my passions with others. So, have a look around for creative inspiration about cooking, creating, celebrating, traveling with kids, and more everyday mom endeavors!