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…

Pumpkin Pudding Crunch

Pumpkin Pudding Crunch

This. Is. Just. So. Good.

Oh, I could go on and on about the return of Fall. I could wax poetic on the changing of the leaves and the subtle chill in the air, I could swoon over the madly anticipated arrival of pumpkin spice lattes. Fall is my favorite season for all of those reasons and more and of course I could go on and on about it. So I will.

Some other time.
Right now you gotta go make this…..