The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza

In Cooking & Crafting, Parenting by Jen33 Comments

I have been a very good girl and waited patiently for the opportunity to start, pinning, sharing and blogging about all things Fall. I love this time of year and I really, really love pumpkin!

The JENerally Informed family will be baking, crafting and whipping up pumpkin themed items like crazy and just wait until you see the masterful pumpkin carving skills of Jensguy. He has big plans for this year’s Jack-O’-Lantern!

It’s time for the GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Right here, right now is your one stop primer for all things pumpkin! How exciting yes! No need to thank me. Just continue cooking and sharing all things pumpkin and we will be even.

First off let’s start with my own little creation, Jack-O’- Lantern Pudding Cups!

Easy Jack-O-Latern pudding cups sure to delight your little ghouls and goblins!

This is the easiest thing to make, so make sure to bring the kiddos on into the kitchen!

Jack-O’- Lantern Pudding Cup Directions

Using a Sharpie draw Jack-O’-Lantern faces onto small clear plastic punch cups. Put to the side.

Make one to two packages of your favorite brand of instant vanilla pudding. I used three because my family is so large!

Add yellow and red food coloring to the pudding and mix until you find the color of orange you like!

Pour pudding into your cups with the faces.

Top with crushed graham crackers or Vanilla wafers.

Voila you have created your own Jack-O’-Lantern pudding cups!

Easy Jack-O-Latern pudding cups sure to delight your little ghouls and goblins!

Now here is your Pumpkin Palooza Primer!

I included a little bit of pumpkin love for all tastes and diets!

* All links are original sources, but you can also check out my Pumpkin Palooza Pinterest Board where I will be adding tons of new items! Do you have a pumpkin recipe? Well then make sure to send it my way!

The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Find your pumpkin inspiration!

Images compiled by JENerally Informed

The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Find your pumpkin inspiration!

Pumpkin Bread With Butter Cream

Cinnamon Pumpkin Bread

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread

Cream Cheese Filled Pumpkin Bread

Crumbly Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin Bread In A Jar

Pumpkin Monkey Bread With Brown Sugar Glaze

Pumpkin Bread From My Friend The Reflective Mama

Honey Butter Pumpkin Dinner Rolls

Pumpkin Pie Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin  Pie Pancakes

Pumpkin Cinnamon Duffins

Grand’s Ready Made Rolls Pumpkin Doughnuts

Pumpkin Empanadas

The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Find your pumpkin inspiration!

Make sure to check out my sugar cookie recipe! Grab a pumpkin-shaped cookie cutter, whip up some orange frosting, and VOILA you have created a pumpkin-shaped sugar cookie masterpiece!

Pumpkin Cookies With Cream Cheese Frosting

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Easy No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Bars

Pumpkin Snickerdoodle Bars

Pumpkin Snickerdoodles

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Filled Brownies

The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Find your pumpkin inspiration!

Here’s my personal favorite pumpkin pie filling recipe from Betty Crocker.

Paleo Pumpkin Pie

No Bake Triple Layer Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie Cupcakes

Carmel and Pumpkin Apple Pie

Gooey Butter Pumpkin Cake

The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Find your pumpkin inspiration!

Pumpkin Stew Recipe From My Friend Tamara Like Camera

Roast Pumpkin, Herb and Walnut Pasta Bake

Creamy Pumpkin and Spinach Pasta

Healthy Bacon and Pumpkin Pasta

The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Find your pumpkin inspiration!

Pumpkin Pie Milkshake

Pumpkin- Apple Breakfast Smoothie

Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Skinny Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Find your pumpkin inspiration!

Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream

Clean Living Pumpkin Ice Cream

Pumpkin Cheesecake Ice cream (egg-less)

Frozen Yogurt Pumpkin Pie Bites

Dairy Free Pumpkin Pudding

Crockpot Pumpkin Pudding

Salted Caramel Pumpkin Parfaits

The GREAT Pumpkin Palooza! Find your pumpkin inspiration!

Skinny Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin Spice Granola

Coconut Pumpkin Granola

The Easiest Way To Clean And Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Seeds

Ranch Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Happy Fall everyone!

Stay Happy! Stay informed!




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      Yup, I’m a pumpkin-a-holic :)

      I’m excited for this year’s pumpkin, my husband already has been planning and looking at pumpkins. It’s a secret what he is making every year, but this year’s pumpkin is going to be awesome!
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      I am soo tired of the heat. My hair is a fro and if I try to do it, it is flat in ten minutes. I had a pair of scissors in my hand last night and almost cut it all off, then a child woke up. Maybe tonight there will be time….
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  1. I think your little Jack O’ Lanterns are great and so simple to make. We don’t really celebrate Halloween over here and I only really use pumpkin in soups ( who says I lack imagination?!). Browsing through the pumpkin recipes I was surprised to see the amount of different recipes using pumpkin. You never know, next time I have some left over from making soup I may knock up a batch of pumpkin cookies or cake!
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  2. My stew! My stew! Sadly, it was a photo Cassidy took. I wish I could send you a better one. I’m still TOTALLY happy. I love all things pumpkin too. We will be making this stew next weekend, actually! I can already taste it.
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  3. I’m totally going to try that stew – who knew? Pumpkin stew?

    Oh my goodness, I just rhymed pumpkin stew… We’ve been reading a lot of Seuss lately, can you tell?

    As for pumpkin carving, I’d like to mail Jen’s Guy one to carve. I might give the kid a Sharpie and tell her to go to town this year. :)
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      Haha, he really enjoys pumpkin carving and might just do it for you! One year he was out of town for work over Halloween and I gave the kids paint and stickers and bam that was our Jack-O’-Lantern for that year!
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  4. Hi Jen, I am new to your blog, so glad to meet you and I must say, this is the largest group of pumpkin recipes I have seen. WOW, I have been using pumpkin in lots of baking as of late.

    Thanks for stopping by this week, glad this link was shared on Oh My Heartsie Girl. I will check out many recipes I am sure. Tweeted for you too!!!
    Have a great week, Karren
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    I just bought a pumpkin and I plan on cooking and pureeing it this weekend. Glad to know I have lots of options as to what to make with it. LOL

    Thanks for sharing and linking up to the #SHINEbloghop.

    Wishing you a lovely weekend.
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  6. Love these! So much easier than carving a pumpkin with a toddler. Pinning for, well, everything on this entire post! haha, wonder if I can get pumpkin fever like in that children’s book called “Chocolate fever”? Thanks for sharing on Merry Monday.
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  7. Woohoo!! So glad you linked this up the best from your blog this week at our Bewitchin Projects block party, lady!

    I really love the pumpkin pudding cups!! Seem easy enough that I could do them–I’m not great at drawing, but I think I could handle a jack o lantern face for sure!

    ! Be sure to come back again on Sunday starting at 6am EST over at to link up your projects again–the linky party runs from Sunday to Thursday each week :D

    ~Cathy Mini~
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