Pumpkin Soup Recipes and Variations

Once fall descends upon us, it’s time to think about all things pumpkin. Sure, they make for fun decorations, but pumpkin also tastes good and is quite a versatile garden food. These cooler days make one dream of warm, filling soups. Today I have two base recipes for you, as well as several variations that you can use to mix up your pumpkin soup game.

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What Is Pumpkin Spice?

As soon as the calendar rolls over to September 1, it officially becomes Pumpkin Spice season. Its popularity is so huge that some places have rolled back the start date to August. I’ll admit that makes me twitch, because to me, pumpkin spice is for fall, and August is still summer. But the kickoff used to be later, in October. In fact, October 1 is actually considered to be National Pumpkin Spice Day. Did you know that?

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A Holiday Twist: The Cranberry Moscow Mule

The Moscow Mule has been making a huge comeback over the past couple of years. Everyone is in love with that gingery deliciousness in a copper mug. So why not give it a twist this holiday season? Find out how to make a Moscow Mule with a colorful festive feel in the Cranberry Moscow Mule! 

Yield: 1 cocktail
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Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes With Salted Caramel Crunch Topping

Sometimes you need to mix up your traditional holiday desserts for something a little different, to create a new tradition. Or maybe you’re just looking for a way to allow yourself to still indulge a little bit, but to not be temped to eat a large piece of pumpkin pie. Then there are those holiday get-togethers where you want to serve something small and bite-sized to make it easier to share. These mini pumpkin cheesecakes definitely fit the bill. They’re tasty, they sparkle, and they truly delight the sweets lovers in your life.


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How to Have a Low-Carb Thanksgiving Dinner

So many people are becoming more health-conscious and want to keep their meals low-carb. They depend on this to lose weight and to keep it off. You have to avoid those carb sources of pastas, breads, and other baked goods. But during the holidays, it is so much more difficult to stick to this kind of diet. Luckily there are a couple of ways to adjust some recipes to have a low-carb Thanksgiving dinner while still enjoying some of those traditional dishes. Here are three adjustments you can make for low-carb Thanksgiving side dishes without losing the flavor. Continue reading “How to Have a Low-Carb Thanksgiving Dinner”