Every year in October when I see the stacks of canned pumpkin in the grocery store something inside of me goes haywire. I load ten cans into my cart and rush home, frantically thumbing through my recipe box until I have retrieved every single pumpkin recipe that I love. And when we've finished those I move to the internet, searching for the latest and greatest pumpkin sensation. Soups! Pasta sauce! Breads! Cookies! Salads! Smoothies! October is arguably the very best month to eat!
So, this year I'd like to invite my readers to be part of the mania. I'm sponsoring my first annual Great Pumpkin Cook Off! Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with your favorite, tried and true pumpkin recipe(s) no later than October 31st. Please limit your recipe submissions to no more than two per person. I will try the recipes during the weeks between Halloween and Thanksgiving, and then declare the winner on my blog the Friday after Thanksgiving. The only recipe criteria is that it must contain pumpkin and it must be delicious. Sweet, savory...I like it all. I will post the winning recipe on my blog and then send the winner a new cookbook along with a Starbucks gift card since their Pumpkin Spice Cocoa is among my seasonal favorites.
Good luck and let the pumpkin madness begin!