It happens every year about this time. Suddenly, it’s as if we see the world through orange-colored glasses. Wherever you go these days, you can see stacks of vibrant orange pumpkins piled up in supermarkets and pumpkin patches. The subtle scent of pumpkin spice lingers in the air. Yes, there is no doubt about it. The fall is the season of the pumpkin, and no one seems to mind. Since the pumpkin is clearly here to stay, here is our list of ways to fully indulge your pumpkin passion!
Pumpkin Goodies. Let’s get right to the good stuff. Let’s face it; pumpkin sweets and baked goods are on just about everyone’s favorite fall fare list. Pumpkin pies, cookies, bread, cakes, pancakes, muffins, biscuits and more--there is very little in the world of baked goods that hasn’t been adapted to incorporate the taste of beautiful pumpkin. Coffee houses are brewing magically spiced coffees and teas that have become favorite fall indulgences. Now is the time to try pumpkin lattes, pumpkin smoothies, pumpkin cocoas, pumpkin cocktails and spicy pumpkin ales.
Pumpkin Candles. Can’t get enough of the smell of cinnamon-ny, pumpkin deliciousness? Burning a pumpkin candle or using a pumpkin scented air freshener or even potpourri is a great way to infuse your home with the scent of something deliciously pumpkin, all without any calories!
Pumpkin Scented Play Dough. Recipes are popping up all over the Internet for homemade, pumpkin-scented play dough. Your kids will have hours and hours of fun playing and making fall creations with this fun and squishy heavenly scented dough. Try this positively delicious smelling recipe!
Decorate! Even if you aren’t going to be carving your pumpkin into a Jack-o-Lantern for a few weeks, pumpkins make fantastic, brightly colored fall decorations that can be the perfect accompaniment to your other Halloween décor. If you picked your pumpkin when healthy and free of disease, it should last (uncarved) for up to 8-12 weeks when stored at mild temperatures without freezing.
Costumes. Pumpkin themed styles are some of the most appropriate and traditional Halloween costumes ever! For a costume look that never goes out of style, consider dressing up in one of these vibrant, whimsical looks!
Obviously pumpkins are good for so much more than just being a Fairy Godmother’s warped form of punishment. Fall is the time to enjoy all things pumpkin, so what are you waiting for? These remarkable squash scream fun and opportunity. It’s October. It’s pumpkin time!