[69] Arizona Pumpkin Soup

the cover of The Enchanted Broccoli Forest

This pumpkin soup recipe is on the facing page to “The Pumpkin Tureen”:http://www.metacookbook.com/archives/115-60-The-Pumpkin-Tureen.html, which means that when I was flipping around looking for pumpkin recipes, I had to debate.

The Pumpkin Tureen had a lot more style & pizazz, so I didn’t debate terribly long. I did promise myself I’d make this one “at some point”, but I really needed to check out the soup baked & served in a pumpkin. However, when the rubber hit the road and the taste of that soup didn’t live up to the presentation, I found myself thinking about pumpkin soups again.

Now. I’m not going to lie to you. The idea of soup in a pumpkin tureen has not been utterly rejected by me. I think the idea is a good one, but it needs some work.… Continue reading →

[60] The Pumpkin Tureen

the cover of The Enchanted Broccoli Forest

When I saw this recipe’s title, I was curious. When I read the recipe, I had to make it. It’s soup. BAKED IN A PUMPKIN!

Seriously, as I think regular readers of this blog will know, I have been itching to make this recipe since the moment I laid eyes on it. Admittedly, I haven’t gone on and on about it, but at least two posts (maybe even three) mention that I’m planning to make it “soon”. It took awhile, but I managed.

Part of why it took awhile was because I wanted to make it when we had at least one dinner guest. While Bill and I are totally worth a lot of effort “just because”, this seemed like a lot of food and a lot of effort.… Continue reading →

[52] “Mom’s” Pumpkin Bread

Have you ever had “that recipe”? You know the one. The one you make for any potluck, any occasion and gets just rave reviews? The one that you’re very proud of and know you make excellently? The one where you never volunteer the recipe? This is that recipe for me.

A couple of you already have this recipe, but I’d be lying if I didn’t admit to some hesitation about sharing this recipe at large. I don’t like the idea of losing the specialness of “that recipe” once everyone can make it. I have heard that happens to some people. But, really, why not share it? And for those who are wondering, yes, it’s in a cookbook I own, so it’s sort of accessible. Sort of, because…

There’s no cookbook link for this recipe, as it’s one of those fund-raising cookbooks (like the Pie Town pie cookbook).… Continue reading →