Was the Pumpkin Showdown our best cook-off yet? I think so, hands down.
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Kelly Green's delicious cookies with brown sugar frosting would be a nice accompaniment to afternoon tea, or maybe a midnight snack. Carrie Wheeler's pumpkin curry, spooned over rice, sounds like dinner on a cool late October evening. Amy Silverman's pumpkin-swirl brownies would give me a chocolately boost with a strong cup of coffee. And I could pretty much bathe in Zach Fowle's heavenly pumpkin mousse, whose creamy consistency made it easy to eat way too much. As always, Carol Blonder brought in a memorable dish -- this time, it was a layer cake smothered in wonderful cream cheese icing.