Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder

Slow Cooker Spicy Pumpkin Chicken Corn Chowder -

I love a good, stick-to-the-ribs chunky soup.  In all reality I would eat it for any meal, and do, once the weather turns windy, rainy, snowy and chilly.  The only thing I love more than a chunky soup, is making it with ease in my slow cooker! I think my all-time favorite spicy ingredient is Chipotle.  The peppers are available canned in ‘adobo sauce’.  They are a smoked, dried version of jalapeno peppers, marinated in a rich-reddish brown tangy sauce leaving them with a smoldering smoky … CONTINUE READING

Creepy Spider Egg Pudding

Creepy Spider Egg Pudding - BoulderLocavore

Things that go bump in the night; isn’t that what makes Halloween so chillingly fun?  Well, fear of them really.  There are so many creepy creations for Halloween parties on the internet there is no excuse for not throwing a ghoulish bash! When I was in fourth grade I hosted some friends at my house for a Halloween party.   We moved the car from our small garage, decorated in orange and black and set up some traditional games like bobbing for apples, which as a kid we loved.  Now of … CONTINUE READING

23 Sweet and Savory Gluten-Free Pumpkin Recipes

23 Sweet and Savory Gluten Free Pumpkin Recipes |

We at Boulder Locavore love our fall pumpkin recipes!  Imagine my surprise when looking back to find we have 23 mouthwatering sweet and savory dishes using all using the favorite orange orb!  It seemed a good idea to round them up in one place so as to arm you with options for the upcoming months.  There are dishes for every meal of the day and as always they are gluten-free with a gluten option! Pumpkin Essentials: How to Make Pumpkin Puree Roasted Pumpkin Seeds: The Best Method … CONTINUE READING

DIY Homemade Pumpkin Puree

DIY Homemade Pumpkin Puree -

Right now in the Boulder Locavore kitchen, a day does not pass without a dish including pumpkin being happily gobbled up.  From Pumpkin Iced Lattes to the latest Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Bundt cake (with Salted Dark Caramel Glaze), we are eating our fill of this wonderful seasonal squash. I will sheepishly admit that until I started really letting seasonal produce lead my eating, I never imagined that the puree could be made from the pumpkin, and easily.  I suppose I just never thought of it … CONTINUE READING

Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Bundt Cake with Dark Salted Caramel Glaze

Pumpkin Spice Buttermilk Bundt Cake with Dark Salted Caramel Glaze -

I hope wherever you are in the Northern Hemisphere you are enjoying as beautiful a fall weekend as are we.  At the end of a veeeeeeeery long week last week, I was remarking to my very sleepy kids on route to school that I was really done with the 85 degree temps; that it’s time for fall.  My teen (who I can say unequivocally is a nice variety teen girl) quietly suggested that I should contact Mother Nature and let her know she had left her summer on too long. Mother Nature got the message … CONTINUE READING

Pumpkin Polenta with Bacon-Maple Gravy

Pumpkin Polenta with Bacon-Maple Gravy -

Do you ever find yourself in a food rut?  Making the same handful of things repeatedly and if challenged to make something new, you draw a blank?  That happens to me.  You’d think in my line of work recipes would abound and my family would never experience a repeat.  Life is a busy prospect and for me food planning can fall off the list when other ‘to do’s’ on my critical path place a gun to my head. Seasonally-driven eating is the perfect remedy for the kitchen doldrums.  The seasons change … CONTINUE READING