It’s Time to Get Gourding

Autumn is in the air and with this change in weather comes every pumpkin-flavored food, drink, and treat you can imagine. Did you know? Gourds include any Cucurbitaceae, a family of guords of chiefly herbaceous tendril-bearing vines including the cucumber, melon, squash, and pumpkin! Pick up your spaghetti squash, butternut squash and pumpkins this weekend at one of your local Farmers’ Markets, tag us on Instagram @baymeadowslife and show us your favorite ways to use farm fresh ingredients this season. We’ll feature our favorite recipes right here! And if you happen across ornamental gourds, here are some tips on drying them for Fall Arrangements + Centerpieces!

These 6 sensational pumpkin and squash recipes will guarantee some fall feels:

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup: Making soup from butternut squash will be one of your go-to moves this fall.

Pumpkin and Fried Sage Flatbread: This recipe is the melee of flavors: creamy pumpkin with crunchy fried sage topped with salty flavored dry aged cheese with spicy chipotle glaze.

1-Pot Pumpkin Yellow Curry: This simple curry requires just 1 pot to make! It all starts with gorgeous pumpkin, which is peeled, seeded, and cubed into bite-size chunks.

Spaghetti Squash Chow Mein: A healthier low-carb version of everyone’s favorite takeout dish. Even your picky eaters will love this!

5 Ingredient Pumpkin Alfredo: This pumpkin sauce is creamy, luscious, and so super simple. Perfect fall comfort food!

Pumpkin Quesadillas with Lime-Jalapeño Yogurt: Whether you make this with fresh pumpkin or with a canned purée, it’s guaranteed to be delicious. The spicy yogurt dressing gives the otherwise sweet-tasting squash a bit of a kick.

And as a bonus, we can’t dish out fall favorites without a classic pumpkin pie and seed recipe:

The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie: For your next all-Saturday viewing session, surprise your binge TV-watching buddy with a pumpkin pie that tastes of pecans, cloves and Biscoff spread.

Pumpkin Seeds: The best guide on how to oven roast pumpkin seeds! Worcestershire sauce and garlic powder make these pumpkin seeds a crunchy, savory and addictive snack.

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