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5 Pumpkin Recipes for Fall

There was a little crispness in the air yesterday, so I think fall is here.  One of my favorite fall flavors–even more so than apple–is pumpkin.
1.  Pumpkin pie pops from The View from Great Island

photo used with permission of The View from Great Island

photo used with permission of The View from Great Island

2.  Pumpkin pizzelle cannoli from Fake Ginger

photo used with permission of Fake Ginger

photo used with permission of Fake Ginger

3. Pumpkin pie cupcakes from Une-deux senses

photo used with permission of Une-deux senses

photo used with permission of Une-deux senses

4. Skinny pumpkin frappuccino from Sally’s Baking Addiction

photo used with permission of Sally's Baking Addiction

photo used with permission of Sally’s Baking Addiction

5. Pumpkin toffee gooey bars from Crazy for Crust

photo used with permission of Crazy for Crust

photo used with permission of Crazy for Crust

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Two for Tuesday: San Gennaro Cannoli

Last year, I did a Two for Tuesday on San Gennaro cannoli and compared the cannoli from Ferrara and La Ferrara.  This year, I’m featuring cannoli from Caffe Palermo on Mulberry Street and Caffe Roma on Broome Street.  Caffe Palermo has a sign advertising the best cannoli, and it is also the sponsor of the cannoli man.

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I thought the cannoli cream and shell were good and had a hint of cinnamon.

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Caffe Roma’s cannoli cream was a little less ricotta-y than Caffe Palermo’s and the shell was a bit more cinnamon-y.

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My favorite cannoli in Little Italy would probably be a combination of Ferrara’s and La Ferrara’s.

OK, I know it’s two for Tuesday, but I’m going to throw in the frozen cannoli.  I had wanted to try this last year.  It’s a cannoli shell filled with soft serve vanilla, chocolate or swirl ice cream.  I got vanilla.  The soft serve isn’t the best quality, so I would opt for a real cannoli over this.

Weekend Whets

New York City Honey Festival, Saturday, September 15, Shore Front Pkwy & Beach 96th Street, Queens, NY, 10 a.m. to sundown:  This festival is the culmination of a weeklong festival celebrating honey. 

New York City Pizza Run, Saturday, September 15, Tompkins Square Park, Manhattan:  Participants run a 2.25-mile course while stopping to eat pizza at three checkpoints.  Sounds like a crazy event, but a part of the proceeds go to Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation International (JDRF).

San Gennaro Festival, Thursday, September 13 through September 23, Mulberry Street, Little Italy, Manhattan:  The 86th annual festival is an open street fair with booths of food and games.  The festival includes a Mass and procession on the saint’s feast day.  There are cannoli- and pizza-eating contests as well as sausage and peppers, zeppole, clams and other traditional Italian festival food.

Vendy Awards, Saturday, September 15, Governor’s Island, NYC:  A cook-off of street food vendors with the crowning of the best street food vendor.