pumpkin & cream cheese gingersnap tart

cream cheese gingersnap tart

Our Thanksgiving has come and gone but this cream cheese gingersnap tart can easily be enjoyed for the upcoming holiday season.  While pumpkin pie is not everyone’s favourite, I would hazard a guess that most enjoy cheesecake. This dessert is the perfect marriage between the two. TweetFacebookLinkedInTumblrStumbleDiggDelicious

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pumpkin trick or treat

Pumpkin carvings as long as I can recall have always been associated with Halloween.  As a kid, every house in the neighbourhood had at least one.  But imagine my surprise when we lived in Asia and our Australian and New Zealand friends thought the tradition was weird or off-putting! According to Britannica,  Halloween is based…

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Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Pumpkin is a vegetable, ok, it’s actually a fruit because it contains seeds, and I use it throughout the fall and winter but usually serve it as a savory dish.  However, when Thanksgiving and Christmas roll around it’s the only time I serve it as a dessert.  Thanksgiving makes the pumpkin a favorite family tradition…

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Easy-To-Make Pumpkin Soup

I enjoy the change of seasons and if you asked me what is my favorite season, I’d have to say autumn.  While I don’t look forward to the cooler and shorter days ahead, I do like all that comes with the fall and  its harvest. The orange signature of autumn…sugar pumpkins (aka pie pumpkins) are…

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Roasted Pumpkin Seeds with Cumin

I was making a center piece for the table on Sunday which involved removing the seeds from a pumpkin.  As I was doing this, I thought I would roast the seeds.  I’ve heard their nutritional content as being very good.  I pulled out the seeds along with the attached fleshy strings of the pumpkin.  This…

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Pumpkin Rice Laksa Soup

Bangkok doesn’t get many cool days but when the temperature dips to 21c overnight, it’s chilly in the morning (northern parts of Thailand can get as low as 10c-12c)! Yes I know, why would a hardy Canadian like me say 21c is chilly? I’ve been living in a tropical climate for 11 years where the…

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Prosciutto, Green Bean and Pumpkin Salad

This dish takes about 10 minutes to prepare and is ready to serve on the table 40 minutes later! Pumpkin is low in calories and is rich in potassium (a mineral that helps the kidneys function normally). Pumpkins also contain lutein and ziazanthin, which can help promote eye health and keep macular degeneration at bay.…

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Oven Baked Pumpkin, Leek and Chicken Risotto

How wonderful it would be to wind down after a long, hard day with a wholesome, home-cooked meal! This one pot meal does the trick and can be easily made when you get home from work without having to be in the kitchen for a long period of time! Yes, I know what you’re thinking,…

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Baked Stuffed Pumpkin

Unwrap this fragrant baked pumpkin and show it off at the Christmas table! Pumpkin is very low in calories (20 cal per 100g) and is rich in potassium. This recipe is adapted from ABC Delicious magazine which highlighted Jamie Oliver’s take on what he’ll be serving this Christmas. I have been a long time fan…

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