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13 Pumpkin Recipes to Get You Ready for Halloween!

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The last few days of Indian summer have faded away; fall is here, and it's time to celebrate in the kitchen--with pumpkinPumpkin's history as a Halloween favorite dates back centuries. Today, pumpkin is still a favorite, not only for carving Jack O'Lanterns, but also for eating! If you're looking for inspiration, we've got you covered. Here are some of our all-time favorite pumpkin recipes.

Bewitching Breakfasts

Try our lavender olive oil scones with pumpkin for breakfast. Add even more pumpkin flavor with pumpkin butter.

Haunted Hors D'Oeuvres

Whether you're hosting a Halloween party or just looking for a few fall canapés to try, we have some ideas for you. Our pumpkin bruschetta combines roasted sugar pumpkins and pesto for a delicious fall treat. Not to mention, orange and green are great colors for a Halloween table!

Try traditional roasted pumpkin seeds as well. The health boost of pumpkin seeds is a good enough reason to serve them, but a delicious recipe makes them even more beguiling.

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Witchy Brews

Our homemade pumpkin spice latte rivals storebought versions to be sure. In the evenings, try our pumpkin bumpkin cocktail!

Maddening Mains

Dr. Frankenstein has nothing on the maddening power of delicious, healthy treats. Our pumpkin chili is fantastically warming for a cold fall day, as is our autumn lentil and pumpkin stew with cilantro oil. Our organic pumpkin soup with apple croutons is tasty and unique.

Seasonal pumpkin tacos are equally pefect for Halloween as for Dia de los Muertos. And for an everyday dinner, our brown rice pasta with asparagus, shiitakes, pumpkin seed pesto and raw goat cheese has all the ingredients for success.

Our dairy-free pumpkin alfredo with greens looks and tastes decadent; no one will have any idea how good for you it is. It's like magic!

Beguiling Beauty

Let's not forget the healing powers of pumpkin in your beauty regime! Our pumpkin foot scrub is so great, it's near magical!

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