So is pumpkin healthy or not? I think it depends on how you prepare it. I do feel overwhelmed with the many different items I see this time of the year that include pumpkin. I like pumpkin but being a Southern girl, I am more partial to sweet potatoes. North Carolina produces more sweet potatoes than any state in the US. When I saw pumpkin spice M&M’s the other day, my first thought was the pumpkin craze had gone a little too far.Then to my amazement, I saw pumpkin spice oreos. Maybe I am just old and grumpy and set in my ways but I want an oreo with a luscious chocolate cookie and delicious creme filling. An M&M for me has to be traditional even though I will consider peanut butter M&M’s sometimes.
As I was browsing through my cookbooks, I saw this recipe for a pumpkin cake and I think it sounds delicious. The recipe was submitted to the St. Peters Lutheran Church cookbook by a very special lady, Glenda Thornburg. I think the recipe sounds easy and would be a great option for dessert during the fall months of the year.
Mr. D loves pumpkin pie and every year at Thanksgiving he wants the traditional pumpkin pie for dessert. I showed him this recipe and he seemed interested in it and that was a surprise to me. In the past when I have suggested any other type of pumpkin dessert he has only wanted the traditional pie. I guess he wants his pumpkin pie to be traditional just like I want my M&M’s and oreos to be traditional.
I will admit I absolutely love the wonderful aroma of pumpkin pie when it is baking in the oven. Doesn’t it smell so welcoming and comforting? I think I have just talked myself into baking something with pumpkin or sweet potatoes. However as much as I love sweet potatoes I wouldn’t want them in my M&M’s and oreos either. Thanks for stopping by.