Pumpkin Everything for #NationalPumpkinDay with the #TabletopTeam!

Here at Tabletop Media Group, we are those pumpkin everything, fall obsessed people! What we love about pumpkins is how versatile they are. You can eat them, decorate with them, sip on pumpkin lattes (where are our PSL peeps?), and even use them for face masks! Maybe a little much, but hey, we’d try it. If you love these orange beauties as much as we do, sit back and read our favorite ways to celebrate pumpkins on #NationalPumpkinDay!

Kristen Baughman, Founder

“My current favorite pumpkin treat is the Pumpkin Pie Rolls from Raleigh Rolls! They have the perfect amount of pumpkin flavor and crunchy bits. It's like your favorite ice cream and favorite pie all *rolled* into one!”

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Emma Hollar, Social Media Intern

“I love pumpkin bread! I can eat it all year round! This recipe by Once Upon a Chef is my favorite. If I want to make it fancy I add a cinnamon sugar crumble on top. Yum!”

Recipe: https://www.onceuponachef.com/recipes/spiced-pumpkin-bread.html

 Image by: Once Upon A Chef

Image by: Once Upon A Chef

Quinn Carlton, Social Media Manager

“I love, love, love decorating for fall and Halloween! My favorite tradition is going to the State Farmer’s Market with my fiancé, Daniel, and coming home with a car full! We come back and place them in our front yard and all around our fire place. The perfect evening is lighting a pumpkin scented candle and watching a Halloween movie!“

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Stacey Sprenz, Photographer

“I love a good pumpkin soup! My family loves to get our pumpkins at Porter's because my daughter works there and we've known the farm stand manager for years.  They have a great selection and they are close by.  I always roast the seeds of every pumpkin I get.  I use butter and salt.  We devour them as a snack or on salads."

Stacey’s Pumpkin Curry Soup Recipe:

Ingredients

  • 3 cups roasted pumpkin

  • 2 tbs olive oil

  • 1 onion, halved and sliced

  • 2 cloves of garlic

  • 1 tbs minced ginger

  • 1 tsp garam masala

  • ¾ tsp ground coriander

  • ½ tsp cumin powder

  • ¼ tsp turmeric

  • 1/8 tsp cayenne pepper 

  • ½ cup coconut milk

  • 3 cups vegetable stock

  • 1-2 tbs lime juice

Instructions

  • Sauté onion in olive oil until soft and translucent

  • Add garlic and ginger, sauté for 2-3 minutes

  • Add spices and sauté for about 1 minute 

  • Add ½ cup of the vegetable stock to deglaze the pan.  Remove from heat.

  • Into the Vitamix container, place (in this order): roasted pumpkin, onion mixture, coconut milk, remaining vegetable stock, and cayenne pepper.

  • Turn dial to the hot soup function and press the Start switch.  Allow machine to finish programmed cycle.

  • Add lime juice and turn dial to #1. Press Start switch and allow machine to run for about 30 seconds. 

  • Serve with a garnish of chopped cilantro and/or toasted pumpkin seeds.

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Jorden Yeargan, Social Media Manager

“My favorite way to celebrate #NationalPumpkinDay is with a thick slice of 41Hundred's Hot Pumpkin Cheesecake! It is fluffy, and decadent with a sweet crust! It is only available in October, so I have to make sure I stop in a few times!“

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Megan Taber, Social Media Manager

“Halloween has always been my favorite holiday, probably because my birthday is the day before, so it was always, and still is extra special. Now that we have kiddos too, we really do it up- decorations, family themed costumes, ALL the Halloween activities!  One of our family traditions is pumpkin carving, of course! However, I’m over the top with our design ideas (my husband loves it ). Our creations generally rely on his numerous tools and HIS patience to create these masterpieces, and we try to theme them around a family event or something we are really into that year.“

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Chana Lynn, Website Designer

“We always visit the pumpkin patch at North Hills, LOVE all the unique shapes, sizes, and colors!”

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Zayne Taber, Business Developer

“This year we have worked really hard on our family farm, Taber Farms, raising a ton of pumpkins! It's been amazing to see them go from seed to a giant pumpkin, and of course watching people come and pick out their favorite. It was a lot of hard work, but it paid off! “

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