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Creamy Pumpkin Rigatoni

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The seasonal obsession with pumpkin definitely caters to those with a sweet tooth. Flavored lattes, baked goods, and even the scent from a candle all represent the squash’s affiliation with dessert. While its natural flavor when cooked is mildly sweet, similar to that of butternut squash, the flavor most of us lust after this time of year isn’t really pumpkin at all. The spice squad of nutmeg, cinnamon, ginger, cloves and allspice, collectively known as pumpkin pie spice, are all used to create that notable “pumpkin” taste we’re so familiar with.

I’m not one to pass up a pumpkin scone, but I actually prefer mine in hearty recipes, like soups or sauces. This pasta recipe uses autumnal herbs to flavor a rich sauce and coax canned pumpkin to the savory side.

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What’s on Deck: POE (Pumpkin Over Everything)

The star of tomorrow’s post and submission to The Spirit is none other than the season’s “it” ingredient, pumpkin. I promise, it’s done in a manner unrelated to sweets, beverages, or candles. Stay tuned!

For now, check out John Oliver’s rant on the pumpkin hype from Last Week Tonight.

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