This paleo pumpkin hummus is the perfect appetizer to bring to a fall potluck. Made with cashews instead of chickpeas, it’s a delicious and healthy snack whether you are grain-free or not. you can’t even tell the difference in the taste or texture! [Read more]...more

Fall Flavors: Rotini in Pumpkin Sauce


Thai Pumpkin Coconut Soup

I've had a little thing for pumpkin lately.  It is, after all, October and the air is getting a bit more crisp.  Or it could be that we are having a pumpkin shortage this season.  It's true, look it up and then run to the store to stock up in time for your Thanksgiving pumpkin pies....more

Pumpkin Nice Cream

Pumpkin. Pumpkin pumpkin pumpkin. Are you sick of it yet? No? Great, here's another recipe. Yes? Too bad. If you can't beat us, join us....more

Flavor Fall with a Roasted Pumpkin and Beet Salad

'Tis the season of EVERYTHING pumpkin, Fall’s beloved squash. Like many of you, I have been sucked into the pumpkin vortex. ...more

Rice and Beans

I have unapologetically consumed approximately 1,473 Pumpkin Spice Lattes in the past week. I’m beginning to turn orange and that’s just fine with me :) My brother and I have been sharing pictures back and forth of all things pumpkin. We’re pumpkin fanatics! We get very serious about our pumpkin consumption. If fact, we cannot consume our first Pumpkin Spice Latte until the weather is in the 60’s. It’s just not Pumpkin season until the weather is cool, crisp and perfect....more

10 Ways to Strength Train with a Pumpkin

It's officially the season of Halloween decorations, too much candy, and pumpkins! We all know I love celebrating a season or a holiday to the max, and October is one of my favorites thanks to the ever useful pumpkin. Last year I did a three-part workout series using pumpkins on a tennis court, and I thought it would be fun to revisit the workouts to combine them for one epic pumpkin strength workout. You will need at least one pumpkin or a heavy medicine ball to complete. (I'm pretty sure a pumpkin is easy to come by this time of year.) ...more
This is a fabulous idea! I can't wait to grab a pumpkin (instead of my usual dumb-bells) and try ...more

Pumpkin Deviled Eggs

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

All of these tailgates give me the opportunity to try out different pumpkin recipes, and a crowd of drunken Iowa State fans make the perfect test lab; they don't have high expectations and they're brutally honest....more

How to Roast Pumpkin or Squash Seeds

Fall is here! With the cooler weather, my mind is starting to drift towards warm meals, fall harvest, oranges and yellows and cozy weather. This weekend, I finally put up some of my fall decorations, which I’ll share at the end of this post. I’ve also been inclined to cook more soups and comforting meals, as well as buy some squash every single time I stop at the grocery store. It’s a problem....more
I am so excited for Fall! Thanks for sharing this recipe for roasting pumpkin seeds. This post ...more