October is just around the corner (tomorrow!), which means the leaves are changing, Halloween is coming, Spice Lattes are back, sweaters and scarves are coming out of your closet, and PUMPKINS ARE HERE! When you walk into your local grocery store and see pumpkins piled up high, your heart flutters as you realize that fall is real and fall is happening. The watermelons and avocados from the summer season are replaced, and the pumpkins are here for the next month. From itty-bitty ones perfect for your city apartment to giant ones to set out front of your home, pumpkins add a little bit of warmth as the temperatures drop. I know we all want to be at Oktoberfest in Germany right now (tears up), but your travel-bug won’t be so bad after seeing these sweet and savory pumpkin recipes. You might remember your love for Jack-o-Lanterns and pick up some pumpkin puree to make up for it. If you’re feeling organic and want to use a real pumpkin, a recipe on how to make pumpkin pie from a real pumpkin is here.
Turkey Pumpkin Chili Via Whole Foods Market
Shake up your normal chili recipe and break the chills this fall with turkey pumpkin chili.
Pumpkin Garlic Knots Via Handle the Heat
A little twist of pumpkin flavor to your garlic knots.
Pumpkin-Sage Cream Sauce Via Country Living
Put the marinara and alfredo sauce away for the month and try this pumpkin flavored pasta sauce.
Pumpkin Crumb Cake Via Very Best Baking
A square of magical goodness with your morning Cup-of-Joe.
Pumpkin Smoothie Via The Pioneer Woman
Mmmmmm. I know that green smoothies are the trend right now, but please, try another color this month.