5 Perfect Pumpkin Recipes for National Pumpkin Day

October 26 is National Pumpkin Day, and with just a few more sleeps until Halloween, now’s the time to celebrate all things pumpkin. Because there’s clearly no better way to enjoy everyone’s favorite symbol of the season than to eat it, the Disney Parks Blog shared five delicious pumpkin recipes inspired by seasonal dishes served […]

Not Your Basic Guide to All Things Pumpkin

There are many ways we can measure seasons: temperature changes, equinoxes, grasses growing, leaves falling. Though perhaps more than anything — sorry, nature — the thing that informs us the most about what time of year it is, is advertising. Whether it’s the Honda Summer Spectacular Event, or the Toyota NowVember Sales Event, or the […]

Satisfy Your Pumpkin Cravings With These Recipes

While October is National Pumpkin Month and National Pumpkin Day is Oct. 26, let’s be honest, celebrating pumpkin can happen all fall long. And plenty of people will be toasting with Pumpkin Spice Lattes as long as Starbucks sells them. If you can’t get enough pumpkin, don’t forget to check out the Complete Pumpkin Primer […]

The Best Apple Orchards and Pumpkin Patches

Take advantage of the beautiful fall weather at one of the many nearby apple orchards and pumpkin patches. Round up the family and enjoy a fun day on the farm picking apples and pumpkins, trying delicious fall treats, and exploring all the activities each spot has to offer. Illinois Didier Pumpkin Farm 16678 W. Aptakisic […]

Local Chefs Serve Up Sweet and Savory Pumpkin Dishes

Did you know that Illinois is the top pumpkin-producing state in the country? The vast majority is processed into canned pumpkin and pie mixes, although some become jack-o-lanterns. While the kids might be more interested in carving pumpkins than eating them, you will want to check out these dishes in which local chefs elevate autumn’s […]

2012 Cookie of the Year: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip

And the winner is… Amy Lowry Collis and her Pumpkin Chocolate Chip cookies! Congratulations! Now it’s your turn to bake these amazing holiday cookies for your annual cookie exchange or holiday party. Have at it! Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies “These have been my family’s favorite for years. They are easy to make, even young children […]