Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Squares

Good morning, loves. I have an amazing little recipe for you today…Dark Chocolate Pumpkin Squares. Need I say more? With Halloween just around the corner…fond memories of dressing up, scurrying around the neighborhood with a big pillowcase, and ringing the doorbell of every large house that was rumored to have King size Snicker bars flood in … [Read more…]

How to Perfectly Roast Pumpkin Seeds

While I should have been memorizing all of the enzymes and pathway intermediates involved in the tricarboxylic acid cycle, I was instead sitting in the coffee shop dreaming up how to roast these pumpkin seeds and if they should be savory…garlic, rosemary, pepper…or sweet…sugar, cinnamon, cocoa powder. Priorities, right? Upon opening my spice cabinet, the first … [Read more…]

Pumpkin Chili

I walked into Trader Joe’s and it was as if I had transcended Los Angeles and entered into October-land.  Pumpkin cream cheese.  Pumpkin scones.  Pumpkin coffee.  Might as well sell pumpkin spice toilet paper.  It’s like a pumpkin patch hayride you can’t get off of. But I have to jump on the wagon (pun intended) … [Read more…]