Top 4 Flavours for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Hmm fall, this always means pumpkins! Roasting pumpkin seeds has always been one of things that just warms the heart: the smell, the crunch, and the tradition.Well I think it’s time to spice the flavour up! This year I tried 4 different kinds of flavour profiles for my pumpkin seeds....more

My Quest For the Perfect Pumpkin Pie

So I’ve been MIA since the end of November, and NaBloPoMo.  At first I got myself all worked up because I honestly was having a hard time thinking of something to write.  I started to think maybe I have less to say then I thought.  I quickly realized, though, that I always have PLENTY to say, especially when it comes to food.  Going back to work after six weeks off was rough for me, and I was too exhausted everyday to even think about writing.  I haven’t even really cooked anything exciting in the past couple weeks.  We’ve been eating a lot of eggs, sausage, an...more

Sweet Pumpkin Pickles Recipe

Pumpkin pickles are sweet, warmly spiced, and have a beautiful golden-orange color. They make a lovely addition to the dinner table.They are also gift worthy, so you may want to reserve a jar for someone special.~ Sweet Pumpkin Pickles ~...more

Perfect Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Bars

We had our "so-much-food" carry-in at work this week for Thanksgiving!  Our carry-ins are considered a day you 'graze'.  By grazing, I mean we eat ALL DAY LONG. Like cows out to pasture...ya know?  The most exercise you get is walking from buffet table to buffet table. ...more

15 minute Thai pumpkin soup

Welcome to day 4 of Thanksgiving Week! Every day this week I’ll be posting a new healthy Thanksgiving recipe to serve as inspiration for your own Turkey Day feast.  That’s 7 recipes in 7 days!  The week will flow just like a menu, from starters and salads to side dishes and mains....more

Pumpkin Pound Cake

Can you believe Thanksgiving is a week away?!? Where did November go? I figured I better get going on finally baking with pumpkin before the season of pumpkin was history. I had grand plans for what I wanted to make. Would it be pumpkin doughnuts, pumpkin coffee cake or pumpkin muffins? Then I came across this really great recipe from Whipperberry for Pumpkin Pound Cake. I thought this would be the perfect cake to make for Thanksgiving for this Southern girl....more

Baked Pumpkin "Doughnuts"

Really, they are mini-muffins, as I don't own doughnut tins. Which works out for me, I'm terrible at getting things into tins neatly, and this is simpler. A friend gave me a "holiday" themed mini-muffin pan, so when I saw this recipe on King Arthur Flour and also on their blog!), I decided it had to be done that way....more

Pumpkin Butter Pecan Poke Cake! It's Insane!

Pumpkin desserts are still rockin' on the blog.  The holidays are just around the bend.  I don't know about you, but I've been sampling 'oh so many' sweets since Mid-March 2014. That's when I started 'The Baking ChocolaTess' blog.  Boy, has time flown by!!  ...more

Pumpkin & Peanut Butter Soup [Recipe]

Now that Halloween is over many shops and farmers’ markets have pumpkins available at reduced cost. Despite our penchant for turning them into jack-o'-lanterns, pumpkins actually make for very good eating. This simple soup, ready in about 30 minutes, uses peanut butter to enhance the flavour and texture of the soup. Pumpkins are a little sweet and contain very little protein. The additional of the peanut butter, rich in protein and good fats, makes this a well-balanced and hearty winter meal. ...more