Tag: pumpkin

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipe: (Better than) Pumpkin Pie

| November 25, 2013 | 1 Comment

Fight your fear of pie-ing! Stephanie Rosenbaum Klassen takes you through a photographic step-by-step to make Better than Pumpkin Pie, the Thanksgiving classic made with fresh roasted squash. Plus, learn her secret shortcut for a no-fail, splendidly flaky all-butter crust.

Continue Reading

Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

Who’s Got the Best Pumpkin Ice Cream in the Bay Area?

| October 31, 2013 | 1 Comment

BAB goes around the Bay to find out which scoop shop licks the competition for this favorite seasonal flavor.

Continue Reading

Halloween Treats: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes, Homemade Halloween Candy, Day of the Dead Events

Halloween Treats: Sweet & Savory Pumpkin Recipes, Homemade Halloween Candy, Day of the Dead Events

| October 30, 2012 | 1 Comment

Looking for spooky inspiration for your Halloween table? Enjoy our holiday round-up of all things pumpkin-y and Halloween-y. They’re scarily delicious!

Continue Reading

How To Carve A Pumpkin

How To Carve A Pumpkin

| October 29, 2012 | 1 Comment

Nothing quite embodies the spirit of Halloween like the Jack-o’-Lantern does. Creepy or funny, creative or classic, the carved gourd is more than just simple holiday decor. It’s also a symbol of fall harvest and that winter will soon be amongst us. But did you know, the pumpkin was not the original carved vegetable for this time of year–it was the turnip!

Continue Reading

Recipe: Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Recipe: Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

Get over your fear of frying and whip up a Halloween-ready batch of these easy pumpkin doughnut holes.

Continue Reading

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies recipe

Pumpkin Toffee Cookies recipe

| October 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

The chewy pumpkin cookie of your dreams, full of pumpkin spice and buttery toffee bits. Don’t you already feel all warm and cozy and fall-like just thinking about it?

Continue Reading

Christmas Morning Pumpkin Bread

Christmas Morning Pumpkin Bread

| December 25, 2011 | 0 Comments

A festive, secretly good-for-you pumpkin bread recipe, perfect for warming up your holiday morning.

Continue Reading

Pumpkin Toffee Whoop(s)ie Pies

Pumpkin Toffee Whoop(s)ie Pies

| December 12, 2011 | 0 Comments

I whipped up some Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting (which rocked if I do say so myself), and sandwiched a generous dollop between two of my pumpkin cookie-cakes. A finishing touch of some toffee bits along the edges and I had myself something to whoop about.

Continue Reading

Tricked-Out Treats for Halloween

Tricked-Out Treats for Halloween

| October 28, 2011 | 0 Comments

I left the costume in the car as I scoured the city of San Francisco for clever Halloween treats that adults can claim as their own. After wading through what seemed like dozens of boring pumpkin cookies and ratcheting my blood sugar up several notches, I came away with three stops serving grown-ups the kind of treats that keep us feeling like big kids.

Continue Reading

Halloween Pumpkin Stew

Halloween Pumpkin Stew

In the Bay Area, the skeletons and jack o’ lanterns of Halloween are always interwoven with the sugar skulls and marigold-strewn altars of Mexico’s Day of the Dead. So why not use goat as a base for this Halloween stew baked a pumpkin? Goat is a traditional meat for Day of the Dead dishes–and, with their spooky eyes and devilish implications, a perfectly haunting choice for Halloween, too.

Continue Reading

Yeasted Pumpkin Bread

Yeasted Pumpkin Bread

These next few weeks, pumpkins will be everywhere you look. Which means everyone you know will be baking their favorite pumpkin quick bread, pumpkin cookies, or pumpkin muffins these days. This yeasted version is a little more unusual. It makes a great base for turkey sandwiches slathered with mayonnaise and cranberry sauce; it’s also wonderful for breakfast toasted and spread with apple butter.

Continue Reading

Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Pecan Shortbread Crust

Pumpkin Cheesecake with a Pecan Shortbread Crust

| November 19, 2009 | 8 Comments

But pumpkin pie can be more than the standard fare of pureed pumpkin mixed with cream, sugar, eggs, and spices in a butter or graham cracker crust. I mean, honestly, do we all need to make the same pie every year? So this holiday, after a lifetime of eating traditional pumpkin pie on Thanksgiving, I decided I was in the mood for something a little different.

Continue Reading

Cooking with Squash

Cooking with Squash

Sorry, greenies, there’s nothing edible to be done with last night’s scorched jack o’ lantern. But you’re not missing much: the real secret about any pumpkin, even the sweet little ones, is that they’re just not all that tasty. Compared to even that supermarket workhorse, the beige-skinned butternut, even the cutest pumpkin is all bark, no bite.

Continue Reading

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread

| October 23, 2008 | 2 Comments

October is the official start of pumpkin bread season in our house. While other families wait for the December holidays to kick into gear before making this quick bread, our patience is limited. As soon as the pumpkins start appearing on porches for Halloween, everyone in my house knows pumpkin bread isn’t far behind. The smell of baking bread with a hint of cinnamon and nutmeg wafting through the house is our clarion call for Fall.

Continue Reading