It’s Almost Fall, not Pumpkin Spice Season

I am not sure when it happened, but it seems the fall season is not marked so much by when the leaves change colour and children go back to school, but when the world is subjected to pumpkin spice in everything.  I am not saying that I do not enjoy pumpkin pie and I have had the chance to enjoy pumpkin juice à la Harry Potter, but this squash is more than an accessory for fall.  For those of you who look forward to pumpkin spice coffee, lattes, Jello, lotions, candies, and Cheerio- this is your time of year and enjoy!  And if you are searching for what you can do with your own pumpkins, here are some books that offer up some ideas.

Purely Pumpkin
Bring these comforting, relaxing, healthy recipes in your home this year.  As enjoyable to cook from as it is to flip through while curled up next to a crackling fire, there no better way to celebrate, share, and savor the pumpkin harvest this season.

Extreme Pumpkins
Based on his popular and addictive website, Tom Nardone has created a full-color guide to pumpkin carving that's truly frightening. Featuring the website's signature Puking Pumpkin, and spanning everything from Drowning Pumpkin, Crime Scene Pumpkin, and Cannibal Pumpkin to Electrocuted Pumpkin and other never-before-seen designs, this gleefully gory guide is nothing short of a manifesto to take back Halloween from the cheerful, the cutesy, and the parent-sanctioned.

Realistic Pumpkin Carving
Make Halloween magic this year and carve the best pumpkin on the block! This book will show you how to use easy-to-learn techniques to create awesome 3-D pumpkin personalities that will astonish your neighbors, family, and friends.

The Pumpkin Cookbook

The Pumpkin Lover's Cookbook

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