9 Pumped-Up Pumpkin Eats

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Preparation

TOSS UP

Stir a few spoonfuls of pumpkin into butter or cream sauce, then toss with pasta.

SWEET SIPPER

Blend a scoop of pumpkin into a vanilla milkshake.

WHIPPER SNAPPER

Whisk together equal parts cream cheese, confectioners sugar and pumpkin; season with pumpkin- pie spice to taste. Spoon into a store-bought puff pastry cup (or spread on toast).

WAKE-UP CALL

Jazz up your usual oatmeal with a few tablespoons of pumpkin. Top with walnuts, raisins and cinnamon-sugar.

WRAP AND ROLL

Combine pumpkin with refried beans to taste, then spread onto a flour tortilla. Roll up with cheese, chopped scallions and cilantro.

STUFF IT

Dot a few teaspoons of pumpkin into an omelet; add mushrooms and goat cheese, then fold to enclose.

DRESS TO IMPRESS

Give your favorite vinaigrette or creamy italian dressing an earthy kick: Shake or whisk in a spoonful of pumpkin.

SPIKED TREAT

Fill a shaker with ice, then add 1/3 cup half-and- half, 1/4 cup pumpkin, 2 oz. coffee- flavored liqueur, such as Kahlua, and 1 oz. vodka. Shake and pour, unstrained, into an old-fashioned glass. Dust with cinnamon-sugar.

CHILL OUT

Mix a few scoops of pumpkin into your favorite chili.