Fast Food

Culver’s Restaurants Reveals 3 New Frozen Pumpkin Drinks

Wisconsin-based Culver’s has been pumping out quality frozen custards and warm burgers since 1984, and this Fall season they’re accepting the flavors nature’s given them and dropped three fresh new flavors for your enjoyment. The three items up for grabs are their Pumpkin Spice Shake, a Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer, and Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer and a Pumpin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer.

Here’s the lowdown on all three:

  • Pumpkin Spice Shake: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
  • Pumpkin Pecan Concrete Mixer: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
  • Pumpkin Cheesecake Concrete Mixer: Real pumpkin, pureed and mixed with traditional pumpkin pie spice and vanilla Fresh Frozen Custard
Culver’s has over 425 locations spanning Tennessee, Kentucky and Ohio, all the way to Wyoming and Utah, Arizona, Texas and North Dakota. To find a location in your area, use their website’s location finder.

CRAVINGS: Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Autumn is officially here. Do you know what that means? Pumpkin recipes glory, that’s what! Start your day right with this Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal recipe, a welcome change to those post-Thanksgiving breakfast meals consisting of left over pumpkin pie slices (that’s not so bad, is it?!). Our friend Beth has taken all the savoriness and sweetness of pumpkin pie and translated into a more welcome, digestible breakfast form.


Realistic Jack-O-Lantern Cake

It’s Halloween, and if you’re looking to impress with a cake but don’t have the time to immediately become a professional confectioner, this pre-made Jack-O-Lantern cake will surely do the trick. This decadent dessert was created for Williams Sonoma by artisan baker Sam Godfrey. The cake feature six layers of devil’s food cake, alternating with five layers of chocolate truffle-caramel cream filling.

The outer components are cloaked in homemade orange fondant, the pumpkin comes complete with a handmade chocolate fondant stalk. Shipped frozen and sits 5.5″ in diameter and 5.5″ high, easily serving around 8-10 folks. ($99 @ Williams-Sonoma)



Recipe: Pumpkin Cheesecaketini

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Have we told you guys how much we love reader submissions? Especially when they’re this awesome. As we have officially dragged our feet into Autumn, check out the latest recipe from Lisa and the Snappy Gourmet Blog, the Pumpkin Cheesecaketini. American food and drink brands have continually expanded on the October season even in the midst of the The Great Northeast Pumpkin Shortage. Dunkin’ Donuts brought back pumpkin-flavored donuts, coffee and muffins, Einstein Bagels released their pumpkin latte, bagels and ‘schmear,’ and even Food Network is launching Pumpkin Wars next week.

But as we all know, sometimes the most fulfilling meals and beverages come from home. So if you’ve never made a pumpkin beverage, here’s your chance to make a beverage with Pumpkin Spice Liqueur and Cinnamon Schnapps.  And just a reminder if you’re making something as delicious as this, please document it and submit it to us! Recipe Below!

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  • 1/3 cup milk or cream
  • 3 tablespoons Hiram Walker Pumpkin Spice Liqueur
  • 1 tablespoon Hiram Walker Cinnamon Schnapps
  • 1 teaspoon cheesecake instant pudding mix (regular or sugar free)
  • Caramel
  • Graham cracker crumbs
  • Whipped cream
  • Cinnamon
  1. Mix milk/cream, Pumpkin Spice Liqueur, Cinnamon Schnapps, and pudding mix in shaker with ice. Shake for about 30 seconds.
  2. Dip rim of glass in caramel, then dip into graham cracker crumbs. Strain drink into glass.
  3. Top drink with whipped cream and a dash of cinnamon if desired.
Fast Food

Einstein Bros Bagels’ Fall Pumpkin Bonanza!

Nothing kicks off the fall season better than pumpkin-flavored everything. Luckily, the folks at Einstein Bros Bagels have answered our call with enough pumpkin-flavored items to keep you full throughout the entire day!

Swing by your local Einstein Bros for Pumpkin Bagels, Pumpkin Bagel Poppers, Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin “Schmear” and their brand new Pumpkin Spice Latte. These will all be available until the end of fall, so make sure you get your spicy-orange fix before the season ends! Don’t… fall behind. Hyukhyukhyuk.


Pumpkin Muffins with Spiced Cream Cheese Filling

I know Thanksgiving is well over and Valentine’s Day is right around the corner, but I had to bring back my love of pumpkin flavored baked goods. What you are drooling over is not your typical pumpkin pie, in fact, it is a pumpkin muffin. Typically, we would usually pair this treat with some sort of ice cream or cool whip… but not these bad boys! They are stuffed with spiced cream cheese filling. Power dessert? I think so! (Thx HealthyFoodForLiving)

Cravings Sweets

Thanksgiving Ideas: Cheesecake-filled Pumpkin Cupcakes

The trend set forth by our girl Megan Seling is definitely taking a toll on our virtual taste buds as of late. She’s graced our humble publication with many a <subject> baked into another <subject>, and she will surely continue to amaze us into the future. Today we bring you another celebratory creation of hers as we countdown these last intense days before Thanksgiving with these amazing pumpkin spice cupcakes, with creamy cheesecake baked right into the core, and topped with a touch of Nutella buttercream. If you’re thinking of baking up some of these for your Thanksgiving festivities, here’s a recipe for a batch of 24!

Cravings Recipes

Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread

Breakfast can get boring day in and day out, so when this Pumpkin Cream Cheese Spread recipe came across my desk, I figured it would be a crime not to share it with the Foodbeast community. Made with cream cheese, pumpkin puree, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon and pumpkin pie spice, this is definitely not an out-of-reach recipe, both cost-wise or expertise-wise. Beth over at BudgetBytes outlines everything you need to know in her well-written recipe if you’re interested!