Pumpkin, more than just for pies…

Thanksgiving is never complete without that pumpkin pie baked with care by a relative anticipating all their loved ones eating it with joy. Or for some of us,  that pumpkin pie picked up at Jewel-Osco on the way to grandma’s house because your cousin forgot they had volunteered to bake that year.  Either way that pie somehow makes it to the table. Thanksgiving though is still a week away, and pumpkins can be used for more than just pies and lattes!

Here at Moraine Valley we have an extensive collection of cook books, baking guides, magazines and even a documentary about sandwiches.  These resources were chosen to support the study of our students in the Restaurant/Hotel Management and Culinary Arts program but are also here for YOU the avid baker! YOU the creative cook! or even YOU the novice baker wanting to learn to bake to impress your friends at that housewarming party later this month! So be sure to drop by the TX section of the stacks to browse to your culinary heart’s delight.

Here are some delightful pumpkin recipes linked to the cookbook in our collection they came from.  Enjoy!

Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Ginger Cupcakes, Pumpkin Empanadas, Pumpkin Pecan Loaf, Pumpkin Seed Nib Brittle, Brandied Pumpkin Gingerbread, Pumpkin Raisin Muffins and Pumpkin, Leek, Walnut, Cheese Tart.





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