13 Awesome Pumpkin Recipes

13 Awesome Pumpkin Recipes

Autumn is here and that means it is time for ALL THINGS PUMPKIN! I’m not sure why we tend to only eat pumpkin flavored foods in the fall much MUCH more than any other time. It’s so good we really should eat it all year round! If you’re looking to add a few new pumpkin foods to your recipe collection, these 13 awesome pumpkin recipes, many made with Pumpkin Puree and Pumpkin Pie Spice should fit right in.

Top Pumpkin Recipes I Want to Make!!

  1. Savory Sausage and Apples
  2. Pumpkin Spice Wontons
  3. Cinnamon Rolls ith a Pumkin Twist
  4. Savory Pumpkin Sage Pasta Dish
  5. Make it Upside Down
  6. Sweet Pumpkin Bread
  7. Smores Meet Fall
  8. Gluten Free Protein Bar
  9. Easy Dump Cake
  10. Pumpkin Knots
  11.  Pumpkin Angel Food Cake
  12. Refreshing Smoothie with a Twist
  13. Savory Sausage and Apples

Blue Bunny Ice Cream Coupon + an Ice Cream Sandwich Recipe

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We’re headed toward the end of summer, but there is still plenty of time left to cool off on a hot day with ice cream and keep the good times rolling with blue Bunny! Plus, this Sunday, August 2nd, you can check your local newspaper for a coupon for $1 off* Blue Bunny cartons, sandwiches and bars. Whether it’s the signature Bunny Tracks, classic Simply Vanilla ice cream sandwiches or irresistibly fun Mini Swirls, ice cream aficionados throughout all 50 states can choose from tantalizingly tasty Blue Bunny ice cream flavors and a delectable collection of cones, sandwiches and bars.
Made in Le Mars, Iowa, Blue Bunny uses fresh milk sourced from local dairy farms and turns it into delicious ice cream within 24 hours.

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Click here to find a retailer that carries Blue Bunny near you. For more information about Blue Bunny, visit www.bluebunny.com.

You can use your Blue Bunny ice cream to make these Star Spangled Ice Cream Sandwiches!

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What is your favorite flavor of Blue Bunny Ice Cream?

Easy Slow Cooker Barbecue Beef Recipe

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This really has to be one of the easiest recipes EVER! It only uses a few ingredients and it sits cooking in your crockpot all day! It tastes delicious served on buns or just on a plate with a side of potatoes and veggies.


Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Recipe


3 pound beef chuck roast
1 1/2 cups BBQ Sauce
6 cloves garlic, peeled and halved
salt and pepper

Easy Slow Cooker BBQ Beef Recipe


Place the beef in the slow cooker. Cut 12 deep slits spread out over the surface of all sides of the roast. Press 1/2 clove of garlic into each slit. Sprinkle both sides of roast with salt and pepper. Add BBQ sauce and turn roast to coat all sides. Cook on low 7 to 8 hours or until meat shreds easily by pulling it apart with two forks.

To serve, place on sturdy buns like kaiser rolls, or just serve on a plate alongside mashed potatoes (which is how my husband likes it).


Good Cook Build Your Kitchen Drawer Event + Reader Giveaway

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Have you entered the Good Cook Kitchen Drawer Event yet?  If not, what are you waiting for??  Entering is fun and easy. Here are the details:

What is the Build Your Kitchen Drawer Sweepstakes?
Build your ideal Kitchen Drawer filled with great Good Cook tools and gadgets. Visit goodcook.com and choose up to 15 items from selected Good Cook products to create your ideal kitchen drawer then enter to win everything you selected. If you can’t decide what you want, let the Good Cook Kitchen Experts help – simply choose one of thefeatured Kitchen Expert Blogger drawers and enter it for a chance to win.

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Here are three great choices you could add to your kitchen drawer:

Black Nylon Basting Spoon, 12 1/2″ 

Black Nylon Slotted Spoon, 12 1/2″

Nylon Square Turner, Black 12 1/2″

Reader Giveaway:  Guess what?  We also have these same three items  to give away to one lucky Thrifty Recipes reader!   This is a flash giveaway that only lasts 48 hours! You must enter by Monday, June 9, 2014 at 4:00PM, PST. Just complete the entry for below.

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It’s the Making Dollar$ Out of Change Blog Carnival! Enter to Win a Coach Purse

Here at Thrifty Recipes we try to always share recipes that will help you stretch your dollars and make good food that fits your budget.  This year our goal is to post even more recipes!  (If you are here visiting us for the first time, be sure to browse around and see what you can find!)

While thrifty recipes are one way to save a heap of money, there are lots of other ways too. To offer you some ideas, we have joined together with a bunch of other great bloggers to give you some money-saving ideas and you also have a chance to win a great prize just for reading tips and leaving some comments!

The prize is fabulous – an AUTHENTIC COACH ROSE GOLD METAL FRAME LEATHER HANDBAG COACH MODEL MSRP $398.00!  Just find the articles for the carnival at the bottom of this post and continue reading here for the rules.


1) Read an Article like Madame Deal’s Make Your Own Duvet Cover article #1
2) Comment on the Article and share your own tip or lets us know if you enjoyed the article
3) In the comment collection box below, find the number of the blog article and place it in the box (If you’re on Madame Deals.com and reading her, “Make Your Own Duvet Cover” article, you would put commented on article #1 in the comment box)
4) You can enter as many times as you want by going to each blog on the linky and repeating the above. The more blogs you visit the greater your chance to WIN the purse.

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Easy Corned Beef Party Appetizer Dip Recipe

This recipe is a perfect appetizer for a St. Patrick’s Day party. It is also a good way to use up any extra corned beef left after the big day.  It could be called “almost a reuben” dip.
16 oz can sauerkraut, drained
8 oz cream cheese
8 oz sour cream
3 cups shredded Swiss cheese
1 pound thin chopped corned beef

Mix all ingredients together and heat in a medium saucepan over medium low heat until heated through. Serve on rye bread rounds or wheat crackers.

Easy Homemade Enchilada Sauce Recipe

This recipe for enchilada sauce is easy to make and sooo good!  Once you try it, you’ll give up the pre-made version for good.  If you use enchilada sauce frequently, make a double (or triple) batch and freeze the extra until you’re ready to use it.

1/4 cup canola oil
2 Tbsp. flour
2 Tbsp. chili powder
1 15 oz can tomato sauce
1 1/2 cups water
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp ground cumin
salt and pepper to taste

Heat oil in a saucepan over medium heat.  Stir in the flour and chili powder and cook while stirring until well blended.  Slowly add the tomato sauce, water and remaining ingredients.  Stir until smooth and cook until sauce thickens.

NECTRESSE™Sweetener in My Pomegranate Lemon Green Sun Tea – YUM!

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To put it to the test, I used it in one of my very favorite beverage recipes – Pomegranate Lemon Green Sun Tea.  The recipe is pretty simple:  Place 5 tea bags in a large glass jar.  You can use any type of tea that you like, but I like to use 2 Lemon Zinger bags and 3 regular green tea or green tea with raspberry bags.  Then fill jar with water, leaving about 2 inches free at the top.  Place jar in the sun and let it brew for 4-5 hours.

Once brewed, stir in NECTRESSE to taste ( I used 5 packets.)  Then add 1 cup pomegranate juice and 1/4 cup lemon juice.  Refrigerate until chilled and serve over ice. 

The tea turned out wonderfully with the NECTRESSE.  I’m ready to try it in some of my other favorite recipes now too.

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