Friday, October 3, 2014

Friday Five: All Things Pumpkin

Who here loves Fall?! I know I do! As much as I enjoy summer fun, the mild weather, colors, smells, and tastes of this season are my favorite and I look forward to them all year. Since we are now a few days into October and the wonderful Fall season, I thought I would list a few of my favorite pumpkin-flavored products/recipes!

1. Crock Pot Turkey White Bean Pumpkin Chili: This is hands down one of my favorite Fall recipes on Skinny Taste! I make it multiple times every year during Fall and Winter!

(photo from www.skinnytaste.com)

2. Skinny Pumpkin Mousse: This is my favorite pumpkin dessert dish…not only is it only 100 calories per serving, but it is absolutely delicious! If you want to add a little something extra, I like to eat 1 or 2 ginger snap cookies along with the mousse!

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3. Coffee-Mate Pumpkin Spice Creamer: It’s like adding a little bit of Heaven to every coffee cup (2nd only to the caffeine itself, haha)!

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4. Tazo Chai Pumpkin Spice Tea: This is actually new to my taste buds this year. I saw it in my parents’ pantry while in Dallas last weekend and decided to give it a try…so yummy! It is a perfect way to relax in the evening at the end of a busy day!

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5. Pumpkin Butter: Another recipe from Skinny Taste (and for a good reason…Gina has the best recipes). This pumpkin butter tastes great on toast, pancakes, muffins, and more!

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Have a great weekend y’all!

QOTD: What’s your favorite pumpkin recipe/product?

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  1. Not gonna lie, I'm not a huge pumpkin fan...but that chili looks AMAZING!

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    1. It is seriously delicious!! If you make it, try it with cornbread!

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  2. I'm with Karen, I'm not a pumpkin fan, but it does mean Fall's on its way. My fall recipes are more along the lines of stews and chilis. Ones that'll warm me up and I don't have to worry about heating up the apartment when I'm cooking.

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    1. Stews and chilis are great :0) Always such hearty and flavorful dishes!

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  3. My mission this weekend is to find the Tazo Chai pumpkin spice but the mix. I saw someone post about on IG and I need to find this! :)

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    1. I hope you found some this weekend!! Let me know how you liked it!

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  4. Pumpkin butter!!!
    I don't know why I have a hang up on creamers. I only like to use the natural kind but I want to try the pumpkin flavor so bad. The ingredient list just kills me though.
    But then I love pumpkin butter, so what is 2 tsps. of creamer? I'm buying some today! :) You convinced me.

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    1. The pumpkin butter tastes amazing on blueberry muffins :0)

      I hope you enjoy the creamer!!

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  5. I am one of the only people in the world who don't really enjoy pumpkin. I know I am missing out:( But my sister is totally a pumpkin lover she's like you and loves to make new things. Pumpkin Butter is great though I have had that before, and actually really liked it.

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    1. Actually I'm seeing quite a few people who aren't huge pumpkin fans! It is a bit of an acquired taste I think...I wasn't a huge fan when I was little but I definitely love it now!

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  6. Yum! I've pinned several of these. :) I love fall cooking because of all of the great things you can do with squash like pumpkins!

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    1. Let me know if you make any of the recipes...I'd love to hear if you and your family enjoyed it!

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  7. I think my kids would eat the chili I am pinning for them. The coffeemate looks yum too!

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    1. The chili tastes great with corn bread if you decide to give it a try :0)

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  8. I like pumpkin butter! I pinned the chili recipe and that might be the next great thing! The coffeemate looks good too- putting that on the hubby's shopping list!

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    1. Pumpkin butter is definitely a great thing to make during the Fall season! Enjoy that coffee creamer!! :0)

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  9. Oh yes. I am loving the pumpkin spice creamer. I wish it was out all year round. -L

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  10. Fall is my favorite season! I'm so excited for changing leaves and pumpkin recipes!! The Skinny Taste recipes look awesome. I recently discovered that blog and saw two recipes that I've added into my rotation this week. Can't week to see how they turn out!

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    1. I love seeing the leaves start to change colors...so pretty!

      Let me know how you like the recipes!

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  11. I just bought Pumpkin Spice creamer the other day and it is so delicious! That mousse looks amazing!

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    1. The mousse is fantastic...so flavorful and a great texture. The addition of ginger snap cookies is delicious as well!

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  12. My favorite is any type of pumpkin coffee...regular, frappacino, latte, lol. I have actual pumpkin spice that I put into ALL my coffee and I love the creamer that you mentioned. And I just bought pumpkin flavored coffee today to make at home lol.

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    1. That is awesome!! It's nice to know I'm not the only one out there who loves pumpkin coffee that much lol! :0)

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  13. I just can't jump on the pumpkin train for some reason. I do enjoy a pumpkin muffin top from work every now and then but other than that I don't really like it!

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    1. Mmm pumpkin muffin top sounds really good!!

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  14. I think I am the only person out there that doesn't like pumpkin. I want to, but the smell of it just turns me off :(

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    1. That's ok...there are plenty of other delicious Fall tastes! :0)

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  15. I'm not a huge fan of eating pumpkin, but I love the decorations. Fall also means squash and I love butternut squash!

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    1. Butternut squash is so yummy - I love all the soups the different bakeries make with it!

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  16. I need to try that pumpkin chili!!!! I had a pumpkin milkshake this afternoon! -M

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    1. Pumpkin milkshake sounds so good!! You definitely should try the chili!!

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