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Festive Ways to Use Pumpkins This Halloween


by xoxkar

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The festive month of October, when Autumn has truly arrived, also brings the arrival of pumpkins. During the month of October, the leaves have changed into their magnificent shades of rust, bronze, and gold. The Autumn leaves start to float down from the tree, creating wonderful crunches underneath out feet. The air has turned cool, which sends everyone back inside to bundle up in their favorite mittens and scarves. The town has also changed with arrivals of cobwebs, witches' brooms, ghosts, and other spooky Halloween decorations. The smells of cinnamon and other spices drift through the air as the local bakeries start to create their seasonal baked goods. During this month we all enjoy curling up in front of a roaring fireplace with a hot mug of coffee or hot chocolate. And of course, during October we start to see the cheerful bright orange pumpkins everywhere. Whether they are used in shops as window decorations, carved as eerie jack-o-lanterns to light the dark night, or simply just growing in the fields, we all know that with the arrival of pumpkins means Halloween is just around the corner.

With Halloween almost here, and because pumpkins are such a wonderful part of Halloween, and can be used in so many unique ways, I wrote this article to show some of the festive ways pumpkins are used!

Drinks & Food

Candy Pumpkin Latte

This scrumptious looking latte is sure to please anyone! This latte is made from the finest medium roast coffee on the market, then blended with some fresh pumpkin puree, cinnamon, nutmeg, and a hint of vanilla. This latte is then topped off with some fresh whipped cream and some mini candy pumpkins for decoration! This yummy drink is even served in a festive orange mug to match the season.

Pumpkin Bread

This pumpkin bread is not only delicious, it's also quite healthy! Made from whole wheat flour, fresh pumpkin puree, and the seasonal spices, this festive bread is sure to be a hit. One bite of this soft fluffy bread and you will not be able to stop. This festive bread has been carefully shaped to resembles a pumpkin, and topped of with a fresh mint leaf! This bread is best serve with some butter or even a dollop of cream cheese.

Pumpkin Mocha

A favorite of most during the chilly months of Autumn is often a nice steaming mocha. So why not try this festive and tasty wonderful pumpkin mocha today? This delectable pumpkin mocha features our favorite flavors of coffee, chocolate, and of course pumpkin! This pleasing mocha is also served in a festive pumpkin shaped mug, then topped of with some cinnamon infused whip cream!

Pumpkin Pot Pie

What could be a better meal than a warm pot pie to fill your stomach and bring a smile to your face on those crisp cool nights of October? This pie has been made from a sweet cinnamon flaky pastry crust, then filled with chunks of pumpkin, fresh vegetables, potatoes, and a savory gravy! This pot pie even resembles a cheerful looking pumpkin.

Pumpkin Seasonal Pudding

We all know and love the seasonal Christmas pudding that is served during the holidays, so why not try this festive pumpkin seasonal pudding? Made with a similar batter to the Christmas seasonal pudding, this recipe also has some fresh pumpkin puree mixed into the batter. To finish this divine dessert, a sweet icing is drizzled on top! This pudding is great served with a warm cup of tea.

Pumpkin Spice Soup

Ah, what could beat a nice big bowl of steaming soup on a cool day? This soup is a delightful mixture made from fresh pumpkin puree, cream, stock, and an assortment of spices and herbs. This pumpkin spice soup is served in a delightful pumpkin shaped bowl, and stirred with a cinnamon stick for decoration and flavor!

Decorations

Candy Corn Stuffed Pumpkin

This menacing looking carved pumpkin will make a great decoration for any haunted house this Halloween season. This spooky pumpkin has been stuffed to the brim with some good old fashioned candy corn, which all your guests will enjoy as they walk through your door!

Pumpkin Lights

These festive and creepy pumpkin lights are truly a sight to see when they are spreading light through the streets on a cool October night. These lights are a must for those who want their house to the best haunted house this Halloween season.

Pumpkin Pot

This wonderful Halloween pumpkin pot has many uses! Whether you use this pot to hold some candy, flowers, or even a candle, this frightening pumpkin pot makes a great ornament. This pot was carefully created to resemble an eerie jack-o-lantern, then painted with a festive orange to match the pumpkins outside!

Pant Devil Pumpkin

Instead of just placing some ordinary pumpkins outside in your garden or on your front porch, why not use something that has a little more Halloween spirit to it? This spine-chilling pumpkin has the outline of the Pant Devil carved into it! If you enjoy the idea of something a little more wicked, then go out and pick up the matching Kass and Meuka ones as well!

Gifts

Pumpkin Spice Soap

Who doesn't enjoy receiving a gift of soap? This wonderful pumpkin spice soap is a great gift idea to hand out to all your friends. As you lather with the soap, the smell of sweet pumpkins and festive spices like cinnamon will drift through the air. You will always smell great when you use this soap!

Fyoras Pumpkin Recipes

This pumpkin shaped book is a great gift for anyone that loves to bake! This wonderful book has hundreds of pages of Fyora's favorite pumpkin treats you can enjoy during the month of October! If this book can please Fyora, then it's sure to please anyone.

Assorted Pumpkin Mixed Candy

Who doesn't love candy? Especially during October? This cheerful pumpkin shaped bag has been filled to the brim with a delicious assortment of all the favorite Halloween candy. This bag has even been tied with a charming pumpkin vine and leaf!

Pumpkin Top Cymbals

Have a friend who enjoys playing music? Then these festive pumpkin top cymbals are the perfect gift for them! They are great for music, but they are also great when used as a decoration. You can also get a matching pumpkin drum as well!

Happy Halloween, everyone!

 
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