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Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
11-15-2010, 09:57 PM
Post: #11
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
How about pumpkin hummus: http://allrecipes.com//Recipe/pumpkin-hu...etail.aspx

Ingredients
1 3/4 cups dry garbanzo beans
1 (15 ounce) can pumpkin puree
5 fluid ounces lemon juice
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil
1/2 cup tahini paste
3 cloves garlic, minced
1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 teaspoon ground nutmeg
1/2 teaspoon ground allspice
salt to taste
Directions
1.Place the garbanzo beans into a large container and cover with several inches of cool water; let stand 8 hours to overnight. Or, bring the beans and water to a boil in a large pot over high heat. Once boiling, turn off the heat, cover, and let stand 1 hour. Drain and rinse before using.
2.Place the soaked garbanzo beans into a large saucepan and cover with several inches of water. Bring to a boil over high heat, then reduce heat to medium-low, cover, and simmer until the garbanzo beans are tender, 1 1/2 to 2 hours. Once cooked, refrigerate the beans and liquid until cold.
3.Drain the garbanzo beans, reserving the cooking liquid. Place the beans and 1/2 cup of the reserved cooking liquid into a blender, and puree until a smooth paste forms. Add the pumpkin puree, lemon juice, olive oil, tahini, garlic, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice. Cover and puree again until smooth. Use additional cooking liquid as needed to achieve a smooth consistency. Season to taste with salt.
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11-16-2010, 09:03 PM
Post: #12
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
You want easy and yummy? I give you.....
Pumpkin Spice Bars
4 eggs
2c brown sugar
1c vegetable oil
16 oz pumpkin
2c all purpose flour
2t baking powder
2t cinnamon
1t baking soda
1/2t salt
1/2t ginger
1/2t cloves
1c raisins (or I do 1/2c raisins 1/2c dried cranberries)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a jelly roll pan. Beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Add all the dry ingredience. Add raisins. Pour into pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 c plus 2T butter, softened
1t vanilla
2c powdered sugar

Mix all together, and frost when pumpkin bars have cooled.

Big yum!

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11-16-2010, 09:21 PM
Post: #13
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
(11-16-2010 09:03 PM)HardwareGrl Wrote:  You want easy and yummy? I give you.....
Pumpkin Spice Bars
4 eggs
2c brown sugar
1c vegetable oil
16 oz pumpkin
2c all purpose flour
2t baking powder
2t cinnamon
1t baking soda
1/2t salt
1/2t ginger
1/2t cloves
1c raisins (or I do 1/2c raisins 1/2c dried cranberries)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a jelly roll pan. Beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Add all the dry ingredience. Add raisins. Pour into pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 c plus 2T butter, softened
1t vanilla
2c powdered sugar

Mix all together, and frost when pumpkin bars have cooled.

Big yum!

That looks awful close to my mothers recipe, only instead of raisins, sometimes we can get her to put walnuts and chocolate chips in it. I am not a big raisin fan, but other folks are, so occassionally she caves and in go the walnuts.

All this talk of food is making my mouth itch.

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11-16-2010, 09:29 PM
Post: #14
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
(11-16-2010 09:21 PM)boomer Wrote:  
(11-16-2010 09:03 PM)HardwareGrl Wrote:  You want easy and yummy? I give you.....
Pumpkin Spice Bars
4 eggs
2c brown sugar
1c vegetable oil
16 oz pumpkin
2c all purpose flour
2t baking powder
2t cinnamon
1t baking soda
1/2t salt
1/2t ginger
1/2t cloves
1c raisins (or I do 1/2c raisins 1/2c dried cranberries)

Heat oven to 350 degrees.
Grease a jelly roll pan. Beat eggs, sugar, oil and pumpkin. Add all the dry ingredience. Add raisins. Pour into pan and bake for 25 to 30 minutes.

Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting
3 oz cream cheese, softened
1/4 c plus 2T butter, softened
1t vanilla
2c powdered sugar

Mix all together, and frost when pumpkin bars have cooled.

Big yum!

That looks awful close to my mothers recipe, only instead of raisins, sometimes we can get her to put walnuts and chocolate chips in it. I am not a big raisin fan, but other folks are, so occassionally she caves and in go the walnuts.

All this talk of food is making my mouth itch.

Pumpkin AND chocolate............................sorry,what were you saying?
We need a yummy smiley, after all this is a food forum!Big Grin

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Books got somebody writin' 'em and tryin' to entertain ya.
Life is more like a set of Legos.
Unless you take care of 'em, you lose a few pieces and you end up steppin' on 'em with bare feet.
You gotta take care of your life."
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11-17-2010, 07:28 AM
Post: #15
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
Steady dear.

I agree - we need a yummy smiley or something. All this food talk stuff is making me hungry!

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11-13-2012, 09:42 PM (This post was last modified: 11-13-2012 09:43 PM by 2Beers.)
Post: #16
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
Well I thought this would be a good thread to revive since it is almost Thanksgiving time. Besides I got a txt and call from the Niece and Nephew asking for frozen pumpkin torte. Smile

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08-12-2013, 12:11 PM
Post: #17
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
Before getting married I did the "Reboot" which involves a mostly raw food diet before juicing. It was soooo hard to do BUT I got to cook this delicious Acorn Squash recipe that is one of the tastiest things EVER.

Ingredients

1 medium Acorn Squash (Australia: Baby Pumpkin)
3/4 tsp. plus 1/4 tsp. Sea Salt
1/2 tsp. fresh ground Black Pepper
6 tbsp Olive Oil, plus extra for brushing
2 Garlic cloves, minced
1 large Portabella Mushroom, chopped
1 small Onion, chopped
2 tsp. Fresh Sage, finely chopped
Pinch Red Pepper Flakes, optional

Directions

Preheat oven to 450 degrees.
Trim off each end of the squash.
Stand the squash upright and halve lengthwise.
Scoop out the pulp and the seeds and discard.
Brush each squash half with olive oil, and then sprinkle with ¾ tsp. salt and the black pepper.
Arrange cut sides down on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
Roast the squash until the flesh is tender and the edges are golden brown, approximately 25-35 minutes.
Remove from the oven, flip the squash halves over and set aside.
While the squash roasts, heat the olive oil in a medium saucepan over medium high heat.
Add the onions and garlic and saute 2 minutes, or until the onions begin to turn translucent.
Add the mushrooms, sage, ¼ tsp. salt and the red pepper flakes if using, and saute until the mushrooms begin to soften, about 5 minutes.
Fill the roasted squash halves with the mushroom mixture and bake again for another 10 minutes.

I have found though that I didn't need nearly as much olive oil as the recipe called for, I used about half. Also, sometimes the squash doesn't need to cook as long so keep an eye on it so that it doesn't burn on the edges, but if it does you can easily scrape it off. Smile
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08-12-2013, 04:58 PM
Post: #18
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
Gangster---we did the reboot and continue to juice several times a week. This was one of our absolute favorite recipes. I'm growing our own acorn squash and sage now!

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11-05-2013, 02:29 PM (This post was last modified: 11-05-2013 03:04 PM by Sunset.)
Post: #19
RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
Stuffed baby pumpkin with bacon butter cream sauce.

Had this app at a local dining establishment last night. I'll get the proprietor to teach me the dish, but basically: core a baby pumpkin...fill with Jarlseburg/coq au vin/bacon/butter/toasted pink and green peppercorn...slather with bacon grease...and roast @ 350 until fork tender.

Delicious...

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11-05-2013, 05:32 PM
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RE: Pumpkins (and anything else in the squash family)
Looks delish Sunset!

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