The Great Pumpkin

Once again, I was all set to do a newsletter on salmon, but then I realized that Halloween is upon us, and it might be fun to do something a little more seasonal like pumpkins. If like me, you are of a certain age, you watched It’s the Great Pumpkin, Charlie Brown every year. So, in the spirit of Linus Van Pelt, I’ve picked the pumpkin recipes that are the most sincere, and perhaps you will feel the spirit of the Great Pumpkin rise out of your finished product.

It is very easy to buy and use canned pumpkin, but if you wanted to prepare your own here’s what you do: Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, Cut the whole pumpkin into small pieces. I’ve seen people use a grapefruit spoon to cut away the seeds and pith (the non-meaty part). Put the pumpkin skin side up in a large roasting pan and add a 1/4 inch of water to the bottom of the pan. Bake it until tender, which should take about an hour. After it has cooled, cut away the skin and take a potato masher and mash it, or throw it in a food processor or blender and puree it. Whether you use canned or fresh pumpkin, we hope you’ll be inspired to go beyond pumpkin spice lattes!

Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Mushroom Soup

Golden Pumpkin Hi-Lighters

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie

Pumpkin Custard

Hop Pumpkin Rolls

We sincerely hope the Great Pumpkin chooses you this year. Have a fun and safe Halloween.

Hello Zucchini

Zucchini are taking our local farmers market by storm. Here’s a fun zucchini fact: they are actually a fruit, but we usually treat them as a vegetable. Perhaps, this dual nature is what accounts for zucchini’s culinary versatility. You can make an entire multi-course meal centered around zucchini, including, soup, salad, bread, sides, entrees, and dessert. Here’s a small sample of the vast trove of zucchini recipes you can find on the ReciFoto app.

Super Easy Delicious Zucchini Soup

Zucchini Salad

Zucchini Feta Pancakes

Frittata of Vegetables and Cheese

Zucchini Pickles

Zucchini Sticks

Zucchini Bread

Zucchini Pie

Chocolate Zucchini Cake

Zucchini Drop Cookies

If you’ve got some favorite zucchini recipes, be sure to add them to ReciFoto! We especially love those ones handed down from one generation to the next!

If you haven’t updated your ReciFoto app, please do now, or consider upgrading to ReciFoto Plus, which allows you to save other users’ recipes to your Collection for easy access later. Another great feature of ReciFoto Plus is that you can make private notes on recipes that are visible only to you.

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