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    Ranch Mushrooms

    1 review

    I got this ranch mushrooms recipe from my sister-in-law, and it has become a family favorite. The mushrooms don't last long once people know I've made them. —Jackie McGee, Byron, Minnesota

    Vegan Squash Soup with Naan Croutons

    This butternut squash soup is so full of flavor that you won't miss the meat or dairy! The added can...

    Copycat Starbucks Pumpkin Bread

    1 review

    Skip the line and bake Starbucks pumpkin bread in your own kitchen. This copycat recipe may be even better than...

    Vegan Pumpkin Bread

    1 review

    This easy vegan pumpkin bread recipe was given to me by my stepmom shortly after she and my dad got...

    Creamy Pumpkin Hummus

    5 reviews

    I love to serve this pumpkin hummus with sliced apples, pears and pita chips. Top it with toasted pumpkin seeds,...

    Carrot Cake Doughnuts

    2 reviews

    For an easy doughnut recipe which everyone will love, I make these doughnuts. I love carrot cake so I wanted...

    Roasted Butternut Squash Salad with Caramelized Pumpkin Seeds

    1 review

    We had left over roasted butternut squash one night, so I threw it on a salad and topped it with...

    Butternut Apple Casserole

    1 review

    When we want to share our bounty, we bake a casserole of butternut squash, apples and spices. Top it with...

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    Honey-Squash Dinner Rolls

    5 reviews

    These puffy dinner rolls take on rich color when you add squash to the dough. Any squash variety works. I've...

    Sunset Tomato Soup

    "The secret to the beautiful orange color of this chunky soup I created is the mix of garden-fresh yellow tomatoes,...

    Pineapple Sweet Potato Boats

    Crushed pineapple adds a tasty twist to these twice-baked sweet potatoes. Mini-marshmallows can be used in place of the pineapple...

    Sweet Potato and Pear Soup

    2 reviews

    I’m a family physician who loves to try new recipes. This tasty cold-weather soup has garnered many warm compliments from...

    Gingered Orange Carrots

    1 review

    This attractive side dish looks lovely served alongside poultry, pork or beef. Every time my guests taste the deliciously spiced...

    Roasted Butternut Squash Panzanella

    9 reviews

    Squash was a hard sell with my family until I paired it with pumpkin seeds, cranberries and horseradish. Now they...

    Cheese & Pumpkin-Filled Manicotti

    16 reviews

    Our family adores autumn and anything to do with pumpkins! This warm, comforting recipe is so easy to put together...

    Delicious Pumpkin Bread

    77 reviews

    An enticing aroma wafts through my house when this tender cake-like pumpkin bread is in the oven. I bake extra...

    Pumpkin & Cauliflower Garlic Mash

    4 reviews

    I wanted healthy alternatives to my family's favorite recipes. Pumpkin, cauliflower and thyme make an amazing dish. You'll never miss...

    Pumpkin Pecan Loaves

    26 reviews

    Among all my pumpkin bread recipes, this caramel-glazed creation is the pick of the crop. Often, I'll wrap up a...

    Roasted Pumpkin Nachos

    3 reviews

    I had previously made this dish with black beans and corn off the cob in the summer. Wanting to try...

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    Pumpkin Bread with Gingerbread Topping

    1 review

    This yummy pumpkin bread won first prize in the Acorn Pantry Bread Contest. It melts in your mouth, and the...

    Pretty Pumpkin Wontons

    5 reviews

    This is a sensational, easy recipe that is perfect for an appetizer, snack or dessert. Everyone loves how the flavors...

    Hot Mushroom Spread

    I've made this creamy, hearty mushroom appetizer for years—it's a big hit every time.—Barbara Pletzke, Herndon, Virginia

    Sweet & Savory Mini Apple Cheesecakes

    Be prepared for a delightful surprise—the blue cheese in this dessert adds a touch of savory flavor that complements the...

    Mushroom, Walnut & Thyme Cheesecake

    4 reviews

    Serve this delightful and unusual savory cheesecake of mushroom and thyme as a festive first course. —Erika Szymanski, Pullman, Washington

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    Pumpkin Corn Soup

    6 reviews

    Melissa Every of Tallmadge, Ohio writes, “My family loves this soup. It's great on cold winter nights with all the...

    Autumn Bisque

    3 reviews

    I like cozy comfort soups that taste creamy—without the cream. This one’s full of good stuff like rutabagas, leeks, fresh...

    Herbed Apple & Vegetable Saute

    I made this side dish for the first time on a cold, snowy night, and it was the perfect comfort...

    Autumn Sweet Rolls with Cider Glaze

    1 review

    I love cooking with pumpkin because it’s versatile, colorful and nutritious. Combining it with chopped apple and cider gives these...

    Pumpkin Corn Bread

    2 reviews

    This has become a regular fall item at our house. It has a subtle pumpkin flavor with hints of cinnamon,...

    Sweet Potato Rolls

    7 reviews

    This recipe uses a convenient bread machine to create a batch of home-style rolls. They're wonderful served warm with honey...