Top 10 Must-Try Pumpkin Recipes on Thriving Home

Top 10 Must Try Pumpkin Recipes

This is one of those friend-to-friend blog posts.

Like, if I sat next to you at work or lived next door, I’d probably tell you about how great the Pumpkin Banana Bread is or Polly might gloat about mention how much her small group loved Crock Pot Pumpkin Spiced Latte. Hey, I might even send one of my littles over to your front door with a few samples of Pumpkin Muffins with Crumble Topping. That’s what friends and neighbors do, right?

So, friend/neighbor, here are 10 of Polly’s and my absolute, must-try pumpkin recipes on our blog. We hope you’ll pay forward some pumpkin goodness to one of your friends or neighbors soon!

Crock Pot Pumpkin-Spiced Latte

crock pot pumpkin latte recipe

Pumpkin Muffins with Crumble Topping

pumpkin muffin recipe2

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Pancakes

whole wheat pumpkin pancake recipe

Blueberry Pumpkin Baked French Toast

healthy baked french toast recipe

Pumpkin Banana Bread

healthy Banana pumpkin bread recipe

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Chocolate Waffles

healthy waffle recipe

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

healthy pumpkin muffin

Pumpkin French Toast

pumpkin french toast

Brownie Baked Oatmeal (with Sneaky Pumpkin)

baked brownie oatmeal recipe

Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Muffins

Whole Wheat Chocolate Pumpkin Banana Muffins

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Reader Poll: Meatballs or Poop Balls?

While we are in the spirit of poking fun at some of our bad pictures on Thriving Home (see Pancake Poll Results if you don’t know what I’m talking about), we thought we’d take another poll.

I briefly mentioned in the Poll Results post that Rachel had once told me a picture of my meatballs looked like “poop balls.”

Oh, how you all loved that. Weirdos. We got multiple requests to share the picture.

Well, we give the people what they want.

Screen Shot 2014-10-19 at 9.14.09 AM The reason the texture of these looks funny is because I threw all the ingredients, including the ground beef into the food processor. It saved me a little time and the grossness of mixing up ground beef with my hands.

I also want to make sure you know that this meatball recipe is SO good. Don’t let the picture or the suggestion of poop throw you off. They are delish.

I never thought I’d ask thousands of people this question, but here goes:

Do these look more like meatballs or poop balls?

Pancake Picture Poll Results

OK, OK, you’ve made your point!

The poll results are in on which pancake picture was better.

Picture One:



Picture Two:

whole wheat pumpkin pancakes

Turns out you like the first pumpkin pancake picture by a loooong shot.

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I was wrong, Rachel was right. Blah blah blah.

Maybe next we will show you the photos I took of our meatballs and see if you think they resemble “poop balls” as Rachel kindly named them.

Food photography is tricky, people!

Thanks to those who voted and we will be sure to take up any future photo discrepancies with you all.