Yes yes yes! I am a pumpkin addict, and I have been for a very long time now.  NO, I didn’t jump on the pumpkin bandwagon, I’ve been obsessed since I was a little kid.  Soooo, when I moved to California I discovered Trader Joe’s and their plethora of pumpkin goods. Pretty much anything you can imagine, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin cream cheese, pumpkin crackers, pumpkin jam, pumpkin oatmeal…I mean the list is endless. And being the pumpkin junkie that I am, I buy it all in large quantities so that I can try to extend the enjoyment of pumpkin well beyond the fall season.
Now one this I DO NOT buy is pumpkin soup.  This earthy soup is slightly sweet and savory. It is amazingly flavorful and not overwhelmingly pumpkin.  It’s definitely a must try.  Check out my easy pumpkin soup recipe here on and you can even make it in large quantities and freeze it, which is what I love to do.  Another is my pumpkin kibbeh, which is a very traditional dish…but that’s a different blog post.