By Kevin Williams
Ah, we are in mid-September and that means menus are beginning to trot out their selection of everything infused with pumpkin specials. I’m sure Taco Bell will next roll out a pumpkin taco. This whole pumpkin proliferation seems to be a relatively recent phenomena. I remember when I was a kid pumpkin was basically reserved for pie at Thanksgiving and my grandma would always seem to have a few untouched cans of Libbys pumpkin pie sitting in her pantry. Now, pumpkin has exploded and is used almost everything it seems during the September – November season. And what happens is that by Thanksgiving everyone is sick of pumpkin, so the pies are a last hurrah for another year. But in the beginning, pumpkin is a welcome site, infusing its wonderful flavor everywhere. Ah, who doesn’t like a pumpkin latte??
Yoder’s Restaurant in Sarasota, Florida takes the cake…er pancake for most wonderful pumpkin pancakes. Man, these are good. If ever have a chance to stop by there during pumpkin season you won’t be disappointed with these fluffy, pumpkiny wonders!
Okay, here is our Amish365 Pumpkin Hall of Fame!
HOMEMADE AMISH PUMPKIN PANCAKES: with butter and syrup, please! Click here.
PUMPKIN CHRISTMAS CAKE: Every year someone gets mad at me for calling it Christmas cake, so I waver between calling it Christmas cake or Holiday cake, but either way it is delicious! Click here.
SOUR CREAM PUMPKIN COFFEECAKE: Wow, this is just an amazing coffeecake. Make this on a crisp October morning and have a warm cup of coffee with it. Yum! Click here.
AMISH PUMPKIN BARS: a delicious classic: click here.
MINI-SUGAR COOKIE PUMPKIN PIES: This is a touch of pumpkin elegance, enjoy!
PUMPKIN BLUEBERRY BREAD: Quirky recipe, but very delicious, moist bread. Click here.
HOMEMADE PUMPKIN ROLL WITH CREAM CHEESE FILLING: This is a staple of most Amish bakeries this time of year. Now is a dessert that I just think is super chilled, slice a chilled piece of this and you’ll be in culinary bliss! Click here.