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~10/26 Pumpkin Day~

Posted by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 8:32 AM
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NATIONAL PUMPKIN DAY

It is the perfect time of the year to celebrate National Pumpkin Day.  Each year on October 26 people across the nation enjoy cake, pie, cookies, bars, pudding, coffee, smoothies, candy, breads. muffins, soups, cheesecake, oatmeal, lasagna and more, all made with delicious pumpkin.

Pumpkin (squash) is native to North America.

The oldest evidence of pumpkin-related seeds dates back to somewhere between 7000 and 5500 BC and were found in Mexico.

The word pumpkin originates from the word pepon, which is Greek for “large melon”.

Within the past 10 years, white pumpkins have become more popular in the United States.

1.5 billion pounds of pumpkins are produced in the United States each year.

In September 2012, Ron Wallace’s  2,009 pound Atlantic Giant pumpkin in Rhode Island set the current world record.

Canned pumpkin may be recommended by veterinarians as a dietary supplement for dogs and cats that are experiencing certain digestive ailments.

Raw pumpkin can be fed to poultry, as a supplement to their regular feed, during the winter months to help maintain egg production,

Pumpkins are well known for being carved into  jack-o-lanterns at Halloween.

To celebrate National Pumpkin Day, enjoy the following “tried and true” pumpkin recipes:

http://www.foodnetwork.com/recipes/food-network-kitchens/pumpkin-lasagna-recipe/index.html

http://www.tasteofhome.com/recipes/savory-pumpkin-ravioli

http://www.food.com/recipe/debbies-pumpkin-bars-2-the-healthier-version-21342

http://southernfood.about.com/od/pumpkins/r/pumpkin-pudding.htm

http://nationaldaycalendar.com/category/looking-back/


What is your favorite pumpkin dish or dessert?

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atlmom2
by Susie on Oct. 26, 2013 at 8:42 AM
I am not a pumpkin fan.
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wakymom
by Gold Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 10:34 AM

 I like pumpkin pie, and pumpkin muffins w/ chocolate chips in them aren't too bad.

 

 

 

natural_s
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:21 AM

Pumpkins pie. Absolutely love it.

Barabell
by Barbara on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:24 AM
Pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin lattes.
02nana07
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:29 AM

 pumpkin pie

PurpleHazey
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 11:43 AM

Pumpkin pie

boys2men2soon
by Kimberly on Oct. 26, 2013 at 2:08 PM

I don't have one.    My youngest son LOVES pumpkin pie.




bizzeemom2717
by on Oct. 26, 2013 at 4:56 PM
Pumpkin soup
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fammatthews4
by Trisha on Oct. 26, 2013 at 5:54 PM

Pumpkin Log

gonecrazi
by Bronze Member on Oct. 26, 2013 at 6:59 PM

 

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