Tuesday, October 7, 2014

Turkey and Pumpkin Weekend!

This weekend is a special weekend: It's Turkey Time (also known, perhaps more commonly, as Thanksgiving)! I personally think that there is far too long a hiatus between holidays where it is appropriate to eat turkey -Easter to October is unacceptable in my books. But Thanksgiving is a time to be thankful, not querulous, and I am thankful for any opportunity to eat turkey, and, more importantly: PUMPKIN PIE!  The summer pumpkin embargo is equally lamentable to the turkey hiatus.  I suppose the long break makes it all that much more delicious, and boy do we make a delicious pumpkin pie at Yummy Stuff. A creamy and smooth pumpkin filling, rich with spices, is cradled in a buttery pastry shell, just waiting for you to cut a slice!

Pie isn't the only pumpkin item we've got on our fall menu either! We've turned into pumpkin heads and gone a little pumpkin-crazy.  We've got moist pumpkin cake with candied pumpkin seeds and pumpkin cupcakes with browned butter cream cheese buttercream. We like to think that browned butter makes everything better -it's so warm and nutty in flavour! I definitely recommend you pop by and try some before they're all eaten by me by the other pumpkin heads.

If pumpkin is not your thing (fair enough), or if you like all the things (completely understandable), we've got some other tasty fall treats to tempt you. Can you say bourbon pecan pie or maple walnut tart anyone? How about apple ginger torte or gingerbread cookies? Or the ever classic apple pie featured in our last post? I am very grateful that the apple dessert season has expanded to include several seasons, not just a few holiday days!

Here's a photo or two to get you drooling, if you weren't already:

At Thanksgiving I'm thankful for family, friends, and yummy stuff!