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Sep 18, 2008 04:43 PM

Pumpkin is in the air

I'm feeling a bit inspired as well as disappointed by the digs pumpkin column. I feel chowhounders can do better. Where is the best pumpkin ice cream? Where is the best pumpkin or squash ravioli? Where is the best seasonal get the idea.

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  1. Not available till closer to Turkey Day, Hood's pumpkin eggnog is a decadent treat, like drinking pumpkin cheesecake.

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    1. re: greygarious

      Oh how that stuff is amazing. They have 'Sugar Cookie' and 'Gingerbread' too, I believe.

      1. re: Prav

        Not sure about Gingerbread, but definitely Cinnamon. I have tried only the Pumpkin Eggnog and that's fattening enough! The Hood guy was stocking the cartons at the market when I was there last fall, so I told him how much I like it. He agreed, and said it was the best of the custom flavors, and that the Sugar Cookie is extremely sweet. If you want to gild the lily, make a bread pudding using a Trader Joe's pumpkin spice cake (small bundt, not very spicy at all), 2.5 cups of pumpkin eggnog, and 2 large eggs. 50min at 350 - I used a 7x11 glass dish. Serve slightly warm, with cold eggnog as a sauce. This is a knockout!

    2. Richardson's makes a great pumpkin ice cream. It used to be available at Cafe Med in Filenes; but sadly they're gone. Other Richardson's outlets should have it.

      Antico Forno makes a good pumpkin ravioli.

      1. MMM! Good topic! I'm interested in pumpkin foods too. I LOVE anything pumpkin. I know in the fall that Cottonwood Cafe has a pumpkin cheesecake which is quite good. Looks like I'll be making pumpkin waffles for breakfast soon too. :-)

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        1. re: BackBayGirl

          Soooo... make me some delicious pumpkin waffles. yum

        2. Has anyone tried the pumpkin whoopie pies from wicked whoopies? I'm so tempted to order some...

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          1. re: voodoocheese

            Haven't had them there, but did have the pumpkin whoopie pies from Verrill Farm. So worth it.

            1. re: voodoocheese

              Yes...excellent and should be paired with their maple pies.

            2. Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale...a local brew out of Portsmouth, NH
              I'm not sure how it taste yet...bought a case last weekend from Kappy's.
              Pumpkin Rasin Muffins from The Gingerbread Construction Company in Wakefield.