Pumpkins and Squash

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Here are some of our favorite pumpkin recipes...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

1/2 cup oil
4 eggs
3 cups flour
2 cups sugar
1/2 t. cinnamon
1/2 t. salt
2 t. baking soda
1 small can pumpkin
12oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350. Beat eggs and sugar. Mix in rest of ingredients. Bake for 20 min. I normally make mini muffins out of this.

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

4 cups flour
2 cups oats
2 teaspoons baking soda
2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 cup sugar
1 egg
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 - 16oz can pumpkin
2 cups chocolate chips

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Combine flour, oats, baking soda, cinnamon and salt. Set aside. In a large bowl cream butter, gradually add sugars, beating until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; mix well. Alternate additions of dry ingredients and pumpkin, mixing well after each addition. Stir in chocolate chips. Drop by 1/4 cup dough amounts onto greased cookie sheet. Bake 20 minutes. (You can make them half the size - regular cookie drop amount- but check the around 12-15 minutes as they may need to come out sooner than the large size.) Enjoy!

Black Bean 'n' Pumpkin Chili

1 med. sweet yellow pepper, chopped
1 med. onion chopped
3 garlic cloves, pressed or minced
2 T. olive oil
3 cups chicken broth
2 cans (15 oz each) black beans, drained
2 1/2 cups chopped chicken (or turkey)
1 can (15 oz) solid-pack pumpkin
1 can (14 oz) diced tomatoes
2 t. dried parsley
2 teaspoons chili powder
1 1/2 teaspoons oregano
1 1/2 t. ground cumin

Saute onion, pepper and garlic in oil. Transfer to a big pot or slow cooker for simmering. Stir in the remaining ingredients. Simmer.

Nikki's Pumpkin Fudge
1 1/2 c. sugar
2/3 c. evaporated milk
1/2 c. pumpkin
2 TBS. butter
1 1/2 tsp. pumpkin pie spice
1/4 tsp. salt
2 c. mini marshmallows
1 pkg. (12oz) vanilla baking chips
1 tsp. vanilla extract

Line 8 inch square pan with foil. Grease the foil. Butter the sides of a heave sauce pan.Combine sugar, evaporated milk, pumpkin, butter, pumpkin pie spice, and salt. Stir constantly while bringing it to a boil over medium heat. Once boiling, continue boiling 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Stir in marshmallows,vanilla chips and vanilla extract. Stir until all ingredients are melted. Pour into square pan. Chill until firm. Cut in squares and store in the fridge.

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