Pumpkin Pie Spice, made in your kitchen!

Make your own pumpkin pie spice!

Why am I sharing these recipes today of all days? Because tomorrow or Thursday you might find yourself in the kitchen, frantically digging through your spice collection for that jar of Pumpkin Pie Spice you haven’t used since last year. So three things about that: 1.  It’s gonna be old.  It’s best to not keep… 

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Pumpkin Pancakes with Cranberry Syrup (gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free)

pumpkin pancakes with cranberry syrup in johnna's kitchen

I’m almost done with pumpkin recipes for the year.  Almost. Not quite. Oh, okay, not at all. I eat pumpkin year round, hoarding the inexpensive cans of organic pumpkin puree from Trader Joe’s deep in my pantry, as though someone might take them and use them for some less-than-delicious purpose.  We eat pumpkin in overnight… 

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Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip In Johnna's Kitchen

Are you all pumpkin’d out?  I sure hope not!  I’ve got a couple more pumpkin recipes to share before I get all cranberry crazy. This Pumpkin Cheesecake Dip is delicious with gluten-free gingersnaps and with apple slices.  I’ll be serving this before Thanksgiving dinner, a sweet nibble to keep the hungry masses out of the… 

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Pumpkin Mac ‘n Cheese (gluten-free, dairy-free, vegan)

mac 'n cheese with pumpkin

Last Winter I went a little crazy making all sorts of creamy, cheesy sauces with butternut squash and nutritional yeast.  Last week I craved comfort food and was thinking about making a similar sauce again.  Since it’s the season of all-things-pumpkin, I started wondering how I could use pumpkin for a similar sauce. Truth be… 

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Roasted Beet and Pepita Tapenade

in johnna's kitchen roasted beet and goat cheese salad

My childhood friend Jim recently shared a recipe with me for a roasted beet spread he has been making for his family.  I’m a huge fan of roasted beets and have been known to convert more than a few formerly beet-averse folks into beet lovers with my roasted beet salad.  I decided to have a… 

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