Pumpkin craziness

It is pumpkin central at our house these days. I have been making muffins and pie and sauteed pumpkin, and everything else I can think of. Just in case any of you also have such issues, I thought I’d share my recipes for Pumpkin Pie from Scratch and Ethiopian Pumpkin Sautee (you can substitute paprika and/or ground red pepper for the Ethiopian berbere if you like.) Happy cooking!

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  1. Mmm, I love pumpkin pie and bread. I think I will bake some this week. 🙂

  2. Thanks for sharing, you have a beautiful family, and I thought getting 3 children to take a good picture was hard.
    Do you also homeschool? Just Curious.

  3. Yummy! You might also want to try Soup Joumouor Haitian Pumpkin soup… a soup used to celebrate New Years in Haiti. We love it here!

  4. Ha – no kidding, just yesterday I was telling my sister about your recipe. She lives in Scotland and isn’t sure that she can find the stuff in a can . . . so I was telling her that what you do sounded really easy! Thanks for the reminder of where to find your recipe!

  5. I just made these out of a recipe in Family Fun. My husband was doubtful but they were good. Of course this recipe only makes 6 patties so it would have to be made larger but here it is:
    TexMex Pumpkin Patties
    2 slices firm sandwich bread, crumbled
    several leaves fresh parsley chopped
    1/2 cup dry bread crumbs (plus extra for coating)
    3/4 cup grated sharp cheddar or monterey jack (i used cheddar)
    1 1/2 TBSP canola oil
    3/4 cup fine chopped onion
    1/2 cup fine chopped green or red bell pepper
    1/2 cup frozen corn kernels
    1 clove garlic, minced
    1 teaspoon chili powder
    1 teaspoon cumin
    1 egg lightly beaten
    1/3 cup solidly packed pumpkin mash (or canned pumpkin)
    1/3 cup ricotta
    1/2 teaspoon salt
    1/2 teaspoon pepper
    2 tablespoons butter
    In bowl: mix together the crumbled bread, parsley, bread crumbs, and grated cheese. Set this aside. Heath the oil in a medium size skillet over medium heat then add the onion pepper and corn. Saute the vegetables until soft, about 7 minutes, stirring often. Mx in the garlic, chili powder, and cumin and cook it all for another minute. Remove the skillet from the heat and spoon the contents into the bread crumb mixture.
    In large bowl mix together the egg pumpkin and ricotta. Add the bread crumb mixture, stirring thoroughly, then season with the salt and pepper. Flour your hands then shape the mixture into six 3/4 inch thick patties,using about 1/3 cup for each one. Dredge the patties in bread crumbs and refrigerate them for about 1 1/2 hours.
    Melt the butter in a large skillet. Trasner the patties to the skillet and fry them over medium heat until they turn golden brown about 4 minutes on each side. Remove from teh skillet and serve right away.
    Note; the crumbled bread is essential to the texture and prepared bread crumbs shouldn’t be substituted. Set the bread out to air dry about 30 minutes then crumble by hand, with a knife or in a food processor.

  6. I have never eaten Pumpkin Pie! I will have to give this a try because it sounds wonderful.

    So just mashed pumpkin is OK? Or does it need to be super smooth? We don’t have it canned here.

    I wonder if I can get the Ethiopian spices here in Oz……

    Oh and BTW the salsa was magnificent!

  7. I made banana bread yesterday – I’m working up to the pumpkin (had rotten bananas in the house – no pumpkins -not sure what I’m waiting for). See ya.

  8. Do you save the pumpkin seeds and roast them? They are the best. Scoop out the seeds, clean off as much of the goop as you can, but leaving some on is OK for flavor. Saute in a pan with some butter and salt. Spread on a cookie sheet and bake in a low temp oven until almost dry. Low temp is probably 275 to 30o degrees. I do it different every year. My husband likes to sprinkle odd spices on each batch..cinnamom, cajun, lemon pepper, etc. One spice per batch of course!

  9. I am enhoying some very tasty pumpkin butter I got at Trader Joe’s seems easy enough to make if you can. LOL but I have no recipe.. The ingredients listed are pumpkin sugar honey lemon juice concentrate and spices. If I had pumpkins…