Pumpkin Pudding Crunch

Pumpkin Pudding Crunch

This. Is. Just. So. Good.

Buttery, crumbly, cakey deliciousness delectably obscures a velvety layer of pumpkin perfection. (That sentence alone should have been enough to sell you, I think I just used up all of the adjectives I know.) Dig down into that golden crisp, pecan studded crown of crunch and you’ll slip into a silky layer of cinnamon spiced pumpkin puree…..not quite pie, not quite pudding.

But ALL Fall.

Sort of a hybrid between a dump cake and a gooey butter cake, this crowd pleaser is my take on those two amazingly rich and yummy fall desserts.

(Okay, so what that REALLY means is that I forgot the eggs or left out the cream cheese or something goofy like that…..and ended up with this happy accident which is now one of my most favorite things!)

Puffy Pumpkin Pastry Sticks

Puffy Pumpkin pastry sticks

Sick of the orange stuff yet? Never! Not here! We got crunchy, we got flaky, we got sweet but not too sweet…..these happily handheld pumpkin pick up sticks are the perfect little somethin somethin when you’re craving yourself a goodie, but nothing too, too jacked up sugary crazy.

Kinda even adorably cute, these are a novel sort of fall/ holiday/ tea time nosh, and so simple to throw together. Imagine a Pillsbury toaster strudel getting hitched to a piece of pumpkin pie! Send me an invite to that wedding.

This is what you do with leftover pumpkin. Well….this is what I do with leftover pumpkin, and we are in this together! So, let’s get after it……..

Sausage and Cauliflower “rice” stuffed squash

Sausage and Cauliflower Rice Stuffed Squash

I love these little guys. You know, those cute little mini pumpkins popping up all over the place this time of year. They are almost too cute NOT to make into adorable edible vessels to stuff with all sorts of deliciousness, like this sausage and cauliflower “rice” goodness. Garlicky Chorizo adds earthy heat (not too spicy, just enough to keep things interesting) to a perfect base of onion and red bell pepper all married together with cauliflower rice. Yes, cauliflower rice, which is a wonderful thing…