First Pumpkin of the Season for #sundaysupper

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Cooler temperatures means gourd season. And gourd season means pumpkins! I love the rich texture of pumpkins and their versatility as savory or sweet fillings in muffins, soup, or pasta (so much so I made a Pinterest board devoted to them).

This Banana Chocolate Pumpkin Pudding was my first time working with the orange favorite in 2015. They were supposed to be muffins but the combination of banana and pumpkin (minus eggs and flour) didn’t quite rise. No matter, with a bit of whipped topping, still full of yummy goodness flavor.

What gourd do you love?

Wordless Wednesday: When the Tart Becomes the Treat

I don’t know about you, but Halloween confuses me. We tell children not to talk to strangers except for once a year when we take them door to door. I grew up in a conservative family so my brother had much more interesting costumes than I did. Now that I’m an adult, I’m still not crazy about princess dresses but I much prefer them to the many versions of  “the tart” which are the options for women’s costumes.The sexy animal, witch, nurse, or you name it, are all variations of one theme: Women are hyper sexual commodities like any other candy or treat.

What do you think? Am I taking the holiday too seriously? As the mother of a young male toddler, I can’t help think about the way he’ll view the world around him.

Halloween Pin-Up Victoria by myvirtuallady
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