Pumpkin is a quintessential fall flavor, and pumpkin pie is one of my favorite ways to use this versatile orange squash. While I crave the classics, there are some amazing and unique ways to use pumpkin flavors and smells beyond a fresh baked pie. Whether you’re getting ready for a fall-infused wedding reception, planning a festive party with friends or just want to mix it up at your Thanksgiving dinner, let these pumpkin creations dominate the senses.
Smashing Pumpkin Martini – This unique, seasonal drink makes a great specialty cocktail for your wedding reception or as an adult dessert after Thanksgiving dinner.
Created by Felix Albano -The bar at Fifty Seven Fifty Seven – NYC
For the Kids | Pumpkin Smoothie – Pumpkin Smoothie – Creamy, sweet and healthy! Kids and kids at heart will love these pumpkin smoothies topped with graham cracker crumbs from The Pioneer Woman. Check out her simple recipe and step-by-step instructions with photos!
Pumpkin Spice Donuts – After a full night of dancing, partying and drinking several smashing pumpkins, feed those midnight cravings with healthy and delicious Pumpkin Spice Donuts! Get the recipe from The Dusty Baker.
Dinner, Lunch, Fourth Meal…whatever!
Pumpkin Soup – Warm hearts with more than love at your reception or party with some feel good pumpkin soup. The Pioneer Woman serves this savory and sweet soup right inside a carved out pumpkin! Yum.
Check it out:
- Now that you’ve mastered these yummy treats, learn to make a romantic dinner for two with the Newlywed Cookbook.
- Keep your food and drink ideas organized with the Complete Wedding Planner & Organizer.
- Give thanks to your loved ones with these charming Thanksgiving Day cards printed on recycled paper.