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Sopaipillas Pasadas
Sopaipillas Pasadas

As the weather gets cooler and leaves start to change colors, there is no flavor more associated with the season than sweet, spiced pumpkin. From pumpkin ice cream to pumpkin cake, pumpkin lattes and of course pumpkin pie, this orange squash says cozy in no uncertain terms.


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Locro
Pumpkin and Potato Stew (Locro)

Made with pumpkin, yellow potatoes and yellow chile peppers, Locro is the ultimate vegetarian stew from Peru.


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Spiced Pumpkin Seeds
Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds (Pepitas Picosas)

Convenience stores in my area always have small plastic cups of roasted spicy pumpkin seeds next to the register. Stacked strategically near the till, they tempt every customer walking in, out, or past the store.


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Sopapillas with Pumpkin Whipped Cream
Sopapillas with Pumpkin Whipped Cream

What started over 200 years ago in Albuquerque, New Mexico, has found its way back into my kitchen and my pansa.  Growing up in El Paso, on the New Mexico/Mexico border, having a sopapilla, or fried


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Sweet Pumpkin Pudding (Dulce de Calabaza)`
Sweet Pumpkin Pudding (Dulce de Calabaza)

October and November are a time of year to enjoy the pumpkin patches, whether you're carving out jack o’lanterns for Halloween, or making fresh recipes with the leftovers of this squash-like fruit.


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Pumpkin in Syrup (Calabaza en Tacha)
Pumpkin in Syrup (Calabaza en Tacha)

Calabaza en Tacha or Pumpkin in Syrup is a traditional boiled sweet that is commonly seen at Day of the Dead celebrations.


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Pumpkin Turnovers (Empanaditas de Calabaza)
Pumpkin Turnovers (Empanaditas de Calabaza)

The day after Halloween can be anti-climatic; intricately carved pumpkins are carelessly kicked over, discarded candy wrappers line the streets, and elaborate costumes are rolled-up into a ball to be forgotten.


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Butternut Squash & Black Bean Soup
Butternut Squash & Black Bean Soup

During the fall, preparing recipes with pumpkins or butternut squash are a perfect way to highlight the season's bounty. And what's better during the crisp days of autumn than a warm, spicy, and creamy soup?


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