ARC Review: The Pumpkin Cookbook, 2nd Edition by DeeDee Stovel

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I received an e-ARC from the publisher in exchange for an honest review.

Title: The Pumpkin Cookbook 2nd Edition: 139 Nutritious Recipes for Year-Round Enjoyment
Author: DeeDee Stovel
Publisher: Storey Publishing
Publication Date: July 11, 2017
Stars: 4/5

Summary (from Goodreads): The 139 recipes in The Pumpkin Cookbook celebrate the varied ways that you can use pumpkin in everything from appetizers and snacks to soups, salads, main courses, side dishes, and desserts. Some of DeeDee Stovel’s creative spins on incorporating this highly nutritious, low-fat vegetable into delicious dishes include Caribbean Black Bean Pumpkin Soup; Pumpkin Sage Risotto; Spring Spinach Salad with Strawberries and Pepitas; White Bean, Chicken, and Pumpkin Chili; Pumpkin Pizza with Gorgonzola Cheese; Pork Tenderloin with Red Wine Pumpkin Sauce; Lemon-Pumpkin Strudel; Chocolate-Pumpkin Brownies with Apricot Surprise — and seven kinds of pumpkin pie!

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When I saw that The Pumpkin Cookbook was available for review, I was so excited! I don’t want to wish away the summer quite yet, but the fall and all of those yummy foods that come along with it are my absolute favourites. What is notable about this book of pumpkin inspired recipes is the fact that there are many ideas to incorporate the nutritious benefits of this vegetable all year long.

 

ice cream

Pumpkin-Ginger Ice Cream

 

I always like to try a few of the recipes for my reviews because knowing whether or not the instructions are clear and easy to follow is key to any cookbook. Also, taste is a big factor here, and I can honestly say that The Pumpkin Cookbook delivers in its ability to provide simple, tasty recipes for all of the pumpkin-loving chefs out there.

 

smoothie

Orange-Banana Smoothie

 

It is sometimes difficult to assess the quality of the images in an eARC, however, I was quite pleased with this one and its ability to convey all of the different types of pumpkins and pumpkin dishes that are included in the recipes. There are some stunning pictures that will absolutely have you drooling for one of those delicious pumpkin breads.

 

dip

Black Bean Dip

 

Not only is this a book of recipes and ideas for creating meals and pumpkin inspired treats, it is a guide on all things pumpkin. Readers will learn how to select, store, and prepare pumpkins for enjoyment year round. I have bookmarked so many recipes, that I am definitely considering purchasing a copy of this book.

 

12 thoughts on “ARC Review: The Pumpkin Cookbook, 2nd Edition by DeeDee Stovel

    • Candid Cover says:

      I planted a few pumpkin seed this year as well, but I am still waiting for some fruit to pop up. I hope that you find this book as yummy as I do, if you do decide to give it a try. 🙂

  1. alilovesbooks says:

    When I saw the title I was a bit ‘why would anyone need that many pumpkin recipes?’ but then I’m not a huge fan of pumpkin. A lot of these do sound really good though.

    • Candid Cover says:

      It is amazing how many recipes are in this book. Some of them only have a hint of pumpkin, so for those who are looking for the health benefits without the flavour this book can provide it. The black bean dip had no hint of pumpkin flavour, actually. 😉

  2. Jaime Lynn says:

    I like pumpkin, but I don’t eat a lot of it. Some of these recipes would be a jump for my picky taste buds, but some of them sound really good!

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