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Monday, October 25, 2010

Joining The Pumpkin Party!

Hi everyone! I'm happy to be joining Beth at Food As Art for the Pumpkin Party:@)
I found some fun pics on-line that I thought I'd share...
Piggy Pumpkin (of course!)

and Cutie Pie Pumpkin!

My own contribution is this Festive Pumpkin Dip!
An added bonus, I'm joining Foodie Friday and it counts towards my Personal PIGskin Challenge too:@)
Festive Pumpkin Dip from Reader's Digest
12 ounces cream cheese, softened 
3/4 cup cooked or canned pumpkin
2 tablespoons taco seasoning mix 
1/8 teaspoon garlic powder
1/3 cup chopped dried beef or ham
1/3 cup chopped green pepper
1/3 cup chopped sweet red pepper
1 can (2-1/4 ounces) sliced ripe olives, drained
1 round loaf (1 pound) Italian or pumpernickel bread
Fresh vegetables, crackers or corn chips 

What to Do
1. In a mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, pumpkin, taco seasoning and garlic powder until smooth. Stir in beef, peppers and olives. Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. 
2. Just before serving, cut top off bread; scoop out bread from inside, leaving a 1/2-inch shell (save the bread from inside to make croutons or bread crumbs or save for another use). Fill shell with cream cheese mixture. Serve with vegetables, crackers, bread or corn chips. 

Notes:
1. I just drew a cute face on a cleaned out pumpkin and placed a bowl inside of it instead of using a loaf of bread.
2. Another recipe suggested 1/8th tsp of Pumpkin Pie Spice. I made a half batch and added a couple shakes of the Pumpkin Pie spice.
3. I thought I'd be able to just mix this all up with a spoon... yea, don't do that. Use your hand held mixer for the cream cheese, pumpkin and spices, it will make life much easier! Mix the rest by hand.
4. Is the pumpkin flavor dominant, no, but this is tasty and different. I've seen it a couple places on-line and folks say they get rave reviews when they bring it. Works well for Thanksgiving too.
5. Can serve with crackers, veggies, corn chips or bread (really anything).
Have a happy day!

48 comments:

  1. The picture of the baby in the pumpkin is precious! The pumpkin dip sounds wonderful. I make a sweet one, but the savory sounds delicious!

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  2. G'mornin'...I am lovin that baby in the pumpkin..soo cute.

    Never have tried a pumpkin dip but...there's a first time for everything. :) Thanks!

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  3. Cute piggy pumpkin and that Punkin in the Pumpkin is adorable. Thanks for the Pumpkin Dip receipe....I might give it a try! Thanks for visiting CollectInTexas Gal's Pumpkin DisPlay!

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  4. What a great pumpkin feature. The best of all is that precious child in the pumpkin. I wish I had some of that dip for lunch today.

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  5. I love that baby in a pumpkin pic! As for the dip, I was surprised it wasn't sweet...sounds interesting!

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  6. The baby in the pumpkin photo is too darn cute!

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  7. The baby in the pumpkin is sooooo cute :D
    This recipe sounds like something I'd like to try and bring to the office!!! Thanks for the tips at the end :D
    ~victoria~

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  8. Love the baby in the pumpkin! The dip sounds really good. Fun post for party time!
    Sherry

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  9. I love the pumpkin pig!!! It's just perfect.

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  10. Very cute!! I love the baby, too! Thanks for the great dip recipe... it looks darling in the pumpkin!

    Xo,
    Jane

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  11. Hi Lynn!

    I've never seen a dip recipe like this. I'm glad you described it a bit. Did Earl pose for the pig pumpkin? He's dreamy.

    Happy Monday! La

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  12. Thanks for the recipe. My family loves pumpkin food items! Glad you got to spend some time by my blog today...hope you visit again sometime!

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  13. What a yummy recipe! I love anything that is made with cream cheese-yum!

    Happy Pumpkin Day and best wishes,
    Natasha.

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  14. Yum! That recipe sounds delicious! I've never had savory pumpkin food before, just the sweet pie, bread, muffins, etc! Can't wait for cooler weather here in FL to make some pumpkin bread!

    Katherine

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  15. Your little pumpkin baby is the cutest thing ever!!!! And piggy pumpkin is adorable.

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  16. That is an interesting recipe, I'll try it ... BUT ... I want that BABY! She is TOO stinkin' cute!

    Have a BOO-TEA-FUL week ~
    Hugs, Marydon

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  17. Those pumpkins are way too cute!!!! That dip sounds FAB!

    Happy Monday!
    ~Jennifer

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  18. Yummy! I will definitel have to try your pumpkin dip at my next get together!!! TFS!

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  19. The piggy pumpkin is adorable and that baby in the pumpkin is too cute!

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  20. Oh how cute Lynn...now I have to tell you last week we had Landen James picture done and they did not have a pumpkin to sit him in,,,but hold everything went to Target and they had one and Candace put him inside of it and being a good blogger I had my camera and got a picture of him...he was not a happy little guy at all ha ha!! Hope all is well again in your world my friend..Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  21. Cute little piggy pumpkin- the dip sounds good too!

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  22. Cracking up at the carved piggy pumpkin! Only YOU would find such a thing! LOL

    The dip sounds interesting but even more so is the way it is served. Brilliant!! Copy~Copy~Copy says Rettabug as she furiously bookmarks this page.

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  23. Great pig pumpkin. Who would have thought!

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  24. Cute piuctures, Lynn! And the recipe looks good. I am going to gain so much weight just looking at all the pumpkin recipes!...Christine

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  25. Oooooh - sounds yummy! And what an adorable pix of someone's cute grandchild in the pumpkin. Hmmmmm - I just got back from visiting my newest. Too bad I didn't see this sooner. :)

    Thanks, too, for the heads up for the fall pumpkin fun and decorations party. Very enjoyable! :)

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  26. Very cute pics. Love the baby in the pumpkin!

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  27. Lynn, The pumpkin dip sounds absolutely fabulous! You are the best-est cook, and thanks for letting me host your party. I am enjoying it thoroughly! Have a great week, dear sweet lady!
    Blessings, Beth

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  28. Oh i am collecting some great recipes! Sunday I will try them on our guests! Thanx! - Please do drop by our pumpkin Party! - Please do drop by our pimpkin Party!
    The Jack-O-Lantern

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  29. Love the piggy pumpkin! The dip you made sounds delicious, thanks for sharing it.

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  30. Baby-0-lantern,love it!These are great.
    Thank you so much for comment and visiting Lazyonloblolly.
    -Jo

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  31. yum...the recipe sounds wonderful. Happy Pumpkin Party day.

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  32. Lynn, thanks for the original idea for the party and this dip looks something that I could really scarf up and how fun that it is made with pumpkin and served with pumpkin! Joni

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  33. So cute! I love the baby in the pumpkin and the pumkin dip server is wonderful! But that piggy pumpkin is sooo you! Are you sure you didn't carve that one up yourself? Thanks for sharing!

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  34. Well of course you would have a pumpkin pig-so you! Very cute pictures.

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  35. The baby in the pumpkin is so cute!... the dip sounds yummy!

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  36. TFS sharing your dip recipe! I am making this Friday to share at our office! It sounds delish!!!

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  37. Oh my gosh! I love your piggy pumpkin!!!

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  38. Love the piggy! And the dip sounds like a winner. The addition of the dried beef or ham really makes it hearty! I'd be in trouble with this dip in my frig. It would be screaming my name!
    Yvonne

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  39. I am such a sucker for a creamy dip. I have been known to use my fingers to dip with - I guess you could say that I was dipping witch fingers in! Yum. I eat too many goodies from now until the day after New Years.

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  40. Interesting dip recipe and the baby is adorable.

    Carolyn/A Southerners Notebook

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  41. Adorable! The pumpkin dip sounds yummy, too.

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  42. Haha... love that pig. Happy FF.

    :)
    ButterYum

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  43. This dip sounds really yummy! I like how you served it in a pumpkin!

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