The Pumpkin Crisis

Baking By -K8memphis Updated 5 Aug 2017 , 9:49pm by SandraSmiley

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 1:09am
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i mean i like pumpkin but i just saw some pumpkin flavored sugar -- next will be pumpkin flavored shopping bags -- pumpkin scented tuna, pumpkin flavored back to school books, pumpkinized polar bears -- i hope we draw the line soon --

but in the meantime -- what would be your worst case scenario pumpkin something -- a pumpkin scented insurance policy, firetruck, computer, etc.?

when do you think the pumpkin craze will die down pumpkinly speaking that is

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bubs1stbirthday Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 1:33am
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Must be some weird American thing wink - no pumpkin stuff here I don't think..... except delicious pumpkin scones mmmm mmmm 

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nmbakes Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 1:36am
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Pumpkin flavored sugar to add to a pumpkin spice latte maybe? Perhaps they'll have pumpkin flavored honey. I'll draw the line a pumpkin scented paper products... like paper towels and tp jack_o_lantern

Unfortunately, I don't think the pumpkin craze will die down... same reason we see Christmas stuff at the stores in July...

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rychevamp Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 3:59am
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As long as Trader Joe's keeps making everything possible pumpkin flavored in the fall, I doubt it will end soon

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SandraSmiley Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 4:16am
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@-K8memphis ‍, you crazy woman!  You made me laugh out loud!  I think pumpkin air freshener would be beyond my limit.  I do love a good pumpkin pie or cake (or cookies) though!

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remnant3333 Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 8:05am
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We just finished 3 pumpkin pies with whipped cream on top of them. This is one of my husband's favorite and he had a hankering for it. We ate all 3 pies in three days just the two of us!!! I did use stevia blend of sugar which was 75 percent less sugar content but it was so good I never noticed it did not have regular cane sugar in it. I never cared for the grocery store's pumpkin pies but the fresh ones with lots of spices are so good!!!

Pumpkin scented tuna would be awful!! Yuk!!!!

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 10:43am
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bubs1stb, heads up -- this epidemic will spread across the pond/s with my apologies stuck_out_tongue_winking_eye

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 10:49am
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nmbakes-- christmas in july is normal -- pumpkin extravaganza is becoming normal and that's the challenge here

> shudder <

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 10:51am
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rychevamp -- so i'ts keeping up with the trader joes -- beginning to make sense and that in itself is scary -- 

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 10:56am
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sandra, my husband, who's not a baker likes the cake mix + can of pumpkin puree = muffins so much he makes them himself-- it's adorable even though it's pumpkin ha!

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-K8memphis Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 10:57am
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remnant -- pumpkin pie is good, normal, allowed, ok -- made with stevia even better -- pumpkin scented bug spray, just say no 

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SandraSmiley Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 4:17pm
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My husband's favorite pie is pumpkin, so we have it year round.  I love pumpkin cake (so does he), so we have it year round, too.  Guess we are part of the problem!  I made this one for Thanksgiving last year.

The Pumpkin Crisis

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nmbakes Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 6:49pm
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@SandraSmiley ‍ That pie is beautiful!! Looks absolutely delicious. Are the nuts/seeds mixture glazed?

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SandraSmiley Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 6:55pm
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Yes, @nmbakes ‍, they were glazed.  It is a topping that I used on a pumpkin cake and we liked it so much, I added it to our next pumpkin pie, which was for Thanksgivings dinner.  Everyone loved the topping, which is a mixture of pecans, pumpkin seeds, candied ginger ... I think that is all.  Here's the cake.  It was delicious, if you like pumpkin and spices.  Thank you so much for your sweet compliment!The Pumpkin Crisis

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jchuck Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 7:02pm
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Here in Canada where I live, there's no hint of pumpkin. Not even after Labour day. Nothing pumpkiny shows up until mid to late September. Just before our Thanksgiving. Then there's a plethora of products. A week or so after that...poof..all gone. Then the Christmas flavours and baking arrive. 

Worst woykd be pumpkin flavoured toothpaste..Ewww

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640Cake Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 7:20pm
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Yes, the craze seems to be picking up speed...  Food Network posted a video on pumpkin pasta - canned pumpkin and flour.....

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kakeladi Posted 2 Aug 2017 , 8:08pm
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Who in the world would even think up pumpkin tuna???  OOOHHHHH how horrible!!  And I like pumpkin but don't think about it until at least Oct :)

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rychevamp Posted 3 Aug 2017 , 1:21am
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Quote by @-K8memphis on 14 hours ago

rychevamp -- so i'ts keeping up with the trader joes -- beginning to make sense and that in itself is scary -- 

Yeah, and now over the summer, everything imaginable is mango. And I hate mango!! I don't know why they pick one flavor and go nuts. I figure pumpkin will be back though flushed

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Cher2309b Posted 3 Aug 2017 , 5:09am
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I'm feeling left off out of something big. In Australia we don't go much past roasted pumpkin and pumpkin soup. Currently holidaying in Italy, where pumpkin ravioli seems to be about it. All delicious, I must say.

As an aside, has anyone tried infusing sugar with lemon zest? Wonderful in certain cakes and biscuits (sorry - cookies). Try not to eat the odd teaspoonful as is.


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Cher2309b Posted 3 Aug 2017 , 5:09am
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I'm feeling left off out of something big. In Australia we don't go much past roasted pumpkin and pumpkin soup. Currently holidaying in Italy, where pumpkin ravioli seems to be about it. All delicious, I must say.

As an aside, has anyone tried infusing sugar with lemon zest? Wonderful in certain cakes and biscuits (sorry - cookies). Try not to eat the odd teaspoonful as is.


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jchuck Posted 3 Aug 2017 , 12:09pm
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I love pumpkin ravioli. Usually make it in the winter here. And sugar infused with lemon zest...sounds interesting. Must try it.

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SandraSmiley Posted 3 Aug 2017 , 1:50pm
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Oh yes, @Cher2309b ‍, lemon zest infused sugar sounds delightful!  It is on my list!

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-K8memphis Posted 4 Aug 2017 , 2:15am
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Quote by @Cher2309b on 20 hours ago

I'm feeling left off out of something big...

As an aside, has anyone tried infusing sugar with lemon zest? Wonderful in certain cakes and biscuits (sorry - cookies). Try not to eat the odd teaspoonful as is.



cher, count your blessings -- it's like an orange zombie apumpcalypse -- a general (jack-o-lantern) assault on civilization -- 

i'm drawing a firm line at pumpkin scented bathroom tissue --

and a comment on the lemon zest dealio -- i recommend rubbing the zest into the sugar -- it releases the oils and ramps it up considerably -- molto bene 

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-K8memphis Posted 4 Aug 2017 , 2:25am
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and for the record -- butternut squash beats pumpkin by a long shot -- in the pasta department -- but i do like pumpkin -- i'm punch drunk in the pumpkiramadrama blush

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jchuck Posted 4 Aug 2017 , 12:25pm
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Yes K8memphis

My Mom taught me to use butternut squash in place of pumpkin from everything. Pies, muffins...etc.  When roasted, you can't tell the difference. And there cousin's anyway. You can only get pumpkins end of October..especially the sweet small sugar pumpkins that make the best puree. But butternut squash is available all year round. 

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-K8memphis Posted 4 Aug 2017 , 12:46pm
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no no no no no no no i got it! the next one will be pumpkin flavored butternut squash

BWOOHAHAHAHAHA

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-K8memphis Posted 4 Aug 2017 , 12:47pm
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and cucumbers

strawberries

eggs


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-K8memphis Posted 4 Aug 2017 , 12:48pm
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pickled pumpkin?

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SandraSmiley Posted 4 Aug 2017 , 2:17pm
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You crazies must have gotten into the sugar jar!  LOL!  I have often substituted sweet potatoes in pumpkin recipes and I think it is even better than pumpkin in some.

Pumpkin Bubble Gum!

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Cher2309b Posted 4 Aug 2017 , 3:34pm
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You guys have made my day .

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