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Well, it’s official. I’ve had my glass of the pumpkin Kool-Aid, and I’m rearin’ to go for the rest of the season. It takes me a little longer than most — I spend the better part of apple season lamenting the end of berry season, then I finally start embracing apples around the time most are going ga-ga for pumpkin…at least this year I managed to rekindle my pumpkin love before gingerbread season became imminent. There are a lot of fun ideas and recipes in this wrap-up, but as you’ll probably be able to tell, it was definitely pumpkin that caught my attention this week.

This Week on Floptimism:

Apple Raisin French Toast via @Floptimism

Monday, October 14th: Apple Raisin French Toast Casserole
Wednesday, October 16th: #WIAW 26: Wingin’ It
Thursday, October 17th: Thirty Minute Thursdays: Pumpkin & Sage Pasta with Apple-Turkey Sausage
Friday, October 18th: Flip Flopped: Chocolate Peanut Butter Layer Cake

Most Popular Post: Kitchen Sink Pasta Pie
Most Tweeted Post: Apple Raisin French Toast Casserole
Most Popular Post on Facebook: Hot peppers!

What I’ve Pinned This Week:

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Carrot “Pumpkin Patch” Dip
Garden of Life Raw Protein Powder – Because I’m on a never-ending quest to find a good, vegan, sustainable protein powder that doesn’t make me feel like I’m eating grass. Gotta try it!
Never Give Up.

What I’ve Bookmarked This Week:

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Chocolate Bark – An incredible cleaned up way to get your chocolate fix! Now all I’m thinking about are all of the possible mix-ins you could do…mmmm….
Chocolate Chip Cherry Granola Bars
Chocolate Snack Cake
Cider Bourbon Apple Pie with Oatmeal Cookie Crumble – Fact: there is a direct, linear relationship between the length of a dessert recipe name and my intense desire to make it asap.
Cranberry Bread with Sweet Potato Filling
Everyday Waffles – I need these in my life.
Lemon Quinoa Salad with Pistachios & Sun-Dried Tomatoes
Maple Oatmeal Cookie Ice Cream – Just so we’re clear, maple syrup is my new best friend, and there are a whopping 1 ½ cups of it in this ice cream. Dangerous.
Pumpkin, Chocolate, & Brie Sandwich – !!!!!!!!!!!!!!! ……!!!!!!!
Pumpkin Cinnamon Swirl Bread – As if regular cinnamon swirl bread isn’t irresistible enough.
Pumpkin Fudge Brownies – Pumpkin + Chocolate = surprisingly wonderful. Further proof that chocolate makes everything better.
Pumpkin Ice Cream with Meringue Swirl
Pumpkin Puree (Homemade!)
Pumpkin. S’mores. Doughnut. Muffins. — I have to add one more word to the descriptive title: Cupcakes. Ok, one more: Amazing. Last one, last one: ohmygosh.
(Raw) Chocolate Pistachio Ice Cream – is there nothing that a handful of cashews can’t do?
Sweet Potato-Apple Bake with (Healthy) Sweet Potato “Ice Cream” – You guys! This is what healthy eating can be like. This is magic!

Blog Posts I’m Loving This Week:

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Permission To Be (Cotter Crunch) – Especially coming off of a neck injury that put me out of my usual workout routines all last week and into this week, I really appreciate this message.
The Eater’s Agreement (Psychology of Eating)
You Won’t Believe This Conversation with a Netflix Customer Service Representative is Real – I gripe about some of Netflix’s decisions, but their customer service department has always been phenomenal. This is just…it totally made my day.

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6 Thoughts on “Weekend Wrap-Up: The Pumpkin Bandwagon

  1. What a great wrap-up! Now I have a great list of recipes and posts to explore :) Thanks for the mention!

  2. Thanks for including our sandwich!

  3. thanks for sharing, and uh.. can you come share with me those pumpkin goodies after you make them? wow, yum!

    • Right now I’ve got such a long list of Must-Make-Desserts (pumpkin&otherwise) that I could use a willing victim to help me get through them all — I might have to take you up on that! ;) Thanks for stopping by!

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