Pumpkin vs. Non Pumpkin

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

I stirred up a little debate on twitter earlier today with my statement of not liking pumpkin flavored anything. I found that either y'all are strongly against me, or strongly with me.

Let me first say that I love the look of all pumpkin decorations. I'm not anti pumpkin, I just do not like pumpkin flavored things.

However, I feel like I'm making a blogger no no by admitting this today. You see, in my blog feed there has been a flood of pumpkin flavored recipes since October began. Not to mention that I see at least once or twice a day someone showing off their Pumpkin Spice Latte from Starbucks.

My question is... Why can't we have a season where it's all about sweet potatoes. Now that's something I could really get into — sweet potato fries, sweet potato casserole, sweet potato pie. YUM!

For those of you who are cursing me under your breathe for not being a pumpkin flavor fan, I will say that some of the recipes I've seen look like they would be delicious. However, I'm going to take your word on the taste... I can hear my taste buds clapping in the background.

If you are looking for a great pumpkin recipe... you "fans of pumpkin" might like:

Darby's Pumpkin Bread with Cinnamon Pecan Streusel — if it wasn't pumpkin flavored I know I would love it!

Now, I have to ask... are you a pumpkin flavored girl or a non pumpkin flavored girl. You can admit it, I promise you will not get any backlash from me! I can't wait to see how many of you are lovers or haters.


  1. You're so funny! Even though I'm a pumpkin-a-holic, I forgive you :) I love your suggestion about showing some sweet potato love! They are just as good as pumpkin!

  2. I must be one of few who falls in the middle. I DO love me a PSL, but I hate pumpkin pie. And I love pumpkin-scented candles. I guess I'm weird?

  3. I love pumpkin spiced lattes and pumpkin cookies and pumpkin bread. I do not love pumpkin pie though. Gag me. Oh, and I love pumpkin scented anything because it reeks of fall and we all know I love fall!

  4. hahaha you crack me up! While I sure do love me a PSL I would also like a sweet potato month lol

  5. I am with you. I'm not a huge pumpkin person. I enjoy the pumpkin scones at starbucks on occasion, but I've yet to have a pumpkin spice latte. In fact, I'm going to do a post about why a peppermint mocha is way better! lol I love pumpkin "things" too though, I love using pumpkins for decorations and carving! I don't know how so many people are obsessed with the PSL... ugh!

  6. I love non-pumpkin peeps just as much as pumpkin peeps! I think it's awesome you aren't a fan. That means your blog will be different for the fall season. You might give us a darn good sweet potato recipe instead! You Go Non-Pumpkin Flavored girl!

  7. I'm kind of in the middle. I don't like pumpkin spice lattes or pumpkin with chocolate (so gross). But, I did buy pumpkin bread mix at Trader Joe's... so I like a little to get me through the season, I guess?

  8. I like pumpkin stuff. I also like sweet potato stuff!

  9. I love pumpkin anything, but I also really love sweet potato anything! haha ;)


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