This past weekend was the first weekend that it actually felt like Fall here in St. Louis. Temps dropped from close to 100 degrees during the week to mid-70s. The mornings were cool enough to enjoy a cup of coffee on the back porch in a sweatshirt and the days allowed for the windows to be open to let in the fresh air. And for me, Fall means the return of THE PUMPKIN. There is just something about the warmth and comfort of that naturally rich and sweet earthy taste. Coupled with the cooling temperatures, pumpkin feels like a right of passage before our winter hibernation.
So anyway, this weekend I crafted her Pumpkin Pancakes (really- a very easy recipe). Every time I make these, I can’t help but marvel at how simple the ingredients are. The taste of pumpkin truly does not need a whole lot of added flavors to satisfy your cravings. It’s just simply beautiful.