With October upon us, it's time to get serious about all things pumpkin -- that is, if you haven't O.D.'d on it already, like some of us here at Chow Bella. Here are some fresh ways to enjoy your favorite fall flavor.
Pumpkin Bread at Fair Trade Cafe Just see above for the reasons we love this moist, flavorful bread.
Pumpkin Macarons at Essence Bakery Cafe Macaron maven Eugenia Theodopolous gives a nod to the season with a lightly-flavored pumpkin macaron.
Pumpkin Cupcake at Urban Cookies Brady Breese & Co. are just about ready to pump(kin) it up: Beginning October 15 Urban Cookies will be rolling out pumpkin cupcakes (pumpkin-spice cake with cinnamon cream cheese frosting) followed in November by pumpkin loaf and pumpkin pie.
Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream at Sweet Republic Sweet Republic always does the seasonal flavors right, and this one is no exception.
Pumpkin Pie Pancakes from Squash Blossom One of Phoenix's newest breakfast spots makes it on the pumpkin map with pumpkin pie pancakes. So much for breakfast for dinner -- we'll take dessert for breakfast instead.
Pumpkin Pie from Pie Snob Arcadia-based Traci Wilbur will happily take your order for some of the best pumpkin pie you've ever tasted.
Pumpkin Pop Rocks from Smeeks Seriously?! Oh yes, friends. The CenPho candy shop has all kinds of treats (and tricks) and several are pumpkin flavored (or shaped, anyway) including pumpkin Pop Rocks and pumpkin-shaped marshmallow Peeps.
Diderique Konig contributed to this post.
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