So, I may have a slight obsession with pumpkin.
It’s strange, really. You see, I used to despise pumpkin.
Loathe it is more like it.
Remember, remember the 25th of November…
Oh, I remember like it was yesterday, alright. It was around 11:23 P.M. as I innocently ventured into the kitchen for some Thanksgiving leftovers. There was all but one dessert I had left to conquer.
There it was.
Seducing me with it’s 8×8 round, tender body, was a pumpkin pie.
How could I have refused? So, I snagged that pie and conquered!
Three hours later and Steph was defeated.
I’d rather not publicly share the rest of that story, but if you want to meet for a cup of coffee and oh, say, a slice of German chocolate cake, I’d consider it.
To this day, I am still on the search for whomever is responsible for baking that pie; the pie that altered my life for three years.
(If you happen to know of, or have any information regarding the pumpkin pie-maker who attended a Reusch Thanksgiving the year of 2007, please contact Stephanie Reusch.)
This is where I will end my story of November the 25th. I’m afraid that if I go any further with this tale, I may have a pumpkin-hating relapse.
So, how did pumpkin and I reunite, you ask?
I don’t quite remember, really. Sometimes, the stars and cosmos align, and everything just falls into place.
If I had to pinpoint it though, I think it may have been around this time last year that I finally started to come around to my fellow orange nemesis.
and thought, dear lord, I must have, now.
And so I baked.
And so I ate.
And so, my friends, I fell in love again. It was love at first bite. (Oh, blog call out!)
Pumpkin and I have shared a meal everyday since then…
Okay, that is just a blatant lie, but I have recently made an obsessive amount of pumpkin goodies within the last 3-4 weeks…
Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. Simply elegant. Can be used as a crowd pleaser at your holiday party, or a bribery tool to get your boyfriend to drive to Rhode Island at 8:30 on a Friday night.
Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies. A great snack to take camping ;)
Pumpkin pancakes + one chocolate chip pancake. Hey, gotta please those pumpkin-haters. I don’t want any mass riots.
Pumpkin cranberry bars. Fresh cranberries are the way to go.
Some other goodies I have made, but not captured on camera: pumpkin oats, pumpkin granola, and pumpkin ravioli.
And I’m about to make some pumpkin seeds! But no pumpkin pie. I just don’t think I’m quite ready for that, yet.
Have you ever had a bad experience with food? If so, don’t pull a Steph, and let it defeat you for three years of your life. Face your fears. You’ll be a better foodie, (or person, whatever you want to call yourself) if you do.
Oh, oops, I don’t know how that got in here.