Garlic Potato & Pumpkin Soup

Food Bloggers of LA (FBLA) potluck! This meetup’s theme — “soups and stews.” Which presented a challenge: how to travel with slushy, sloppy, hot stuff on LA’s wild and crazy freeways. No problemo… here you not only get a tasty recipe – Garlic Potato & Pumpkin Soup – but the roadmap for transporting it piping […]

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Pumpkin Cream Soup

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My week was bookended by funerals. Tuesday, longtime friend Vicki of Pink-Link laid her Grandma to rest, 100 years old. It was a sweet sendoff. Then Saturday, we said goodbye to Paul Conrad, my parents’ four-decade pal and fellow party animal. In my youth, when their “gang” shot pool at our house, Conrad’s booming “GET […]

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Chicken Pumpkin Lemongrass Soup

Things to cook with pumpkin were getting boring here, so I thought an Asian flavored soup would be different. I took this ‘n that from about five recipes and came up with a pot of flavorful, thick Chicken Pumpkin Lemongrass Soup. What gave it Asian oomph was fresh-cut lemongrass from our patio. And juice from […]

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Pumpkin Pie Rice Pudding

Making fresh pumpkin puree the other day yielded 9 cups of potential. Larry and I like pumpkin pie, but we also like rice pudding, so I googled around for recipes and ended up combining a few to produce this one. I suppose I could have tried to crockpot it. But even with constant stirring, this […]

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Canned Pumpkin Shortage? Make Fresh Pumpkin Puree

This is a refresh of my original post. I wrote last year about the national shortage of canned pumpkin. Well, this year there’s plenty, and there are also plenty of these small sugar pumpkins, too.  Now I have canned pumpkin in the pantry once again, LOTS of it. About a month ago, I noticed my […]

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Light Pumpkin Custard

Is it really, truly, finally Autumn? Gimme Pumpkin! Here is what’s so great about Light Pumpkin Custard… you can eat piles of it with little concern. The calorie intake is fairly low, your Vitamin A intake is sky high and you are enjoying one of the best holiday flavors ever (which then contributes to one’s […]

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