“Embark on a culinary journey with our Pumpkin Mousse, adorned with the exquisite charm of candied squash. Indulge in the velvety decadence of this delightful fusion, where richness meets sweetness in perfect harmony.”

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I think the story of Cinderella was on to something.

First, always make friends with a mouse named Gus. He is hands down my favorite character in the movie. Gus may not be on top of everything all the time. More often than not, he finds himself tangled in situations with a repulsive cat named Lucifer.  Yet, his laugh is contagious and he will always make you giggle. Plus, he’s always good for a slice of cheese.

Second, step siblings who are off-the-rocker-got-hit-with-the-ugly-stick-tear-a-part-your-dress crazy, probably have serious daddy issues. Pay no attention to them and encourage the necessity of seeing a therapist.

Last, nothing ever good happens after midnight. Clearly, the fairy godmother didn’t want Cinderella to get deep into the giggle juice and make a scene at the ball. The prince totally would have had second thoughts if she would have stuck around afternoon midnight. Could you imagine her trying to explain her pumpkin ride while three sheets to the wind? Awwwwkward.

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And speaking of magical pumpkins, did you know that a gaggle of two-snaps up food bloggers and I are dedicating an entire week to nothing but pumpkin recipes?!! I know. Totes magical. We are leaving no pumpkin unpicked, carved, baked, sautéed, or whipped. This week is like one GIANT pumpkin makeover and you are getting VIP access to all of these fabulous recipes.

Not to toot my horn <TOOOOOOOOT!!!!>. Sorry. Where are my manners? Jeez. But fo’ reals, I need to tell you about this pumpkin mousse. Okay really, I need to tell you about  candied squash. Did you know you can candy a vegetable?

PSA: Hey parental units, if you want your kids to eat vegetables just candy the suckers. I didn’t know you could do these things until last week. Basically you simmer the squash in some simple syrup with a splash of pepper, and BOOM! Candied squash.

Plop it on top of some delicately whipped pumpkin mousse and you have yourself one award winning, Emmy approved makeover.

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Don’t forget! Make sure and check out the rest of the magical pumpkin crew:

Beka: @ Kvetchin’ Kitchen – Pumpkin Streussel Bread
Kirsten @ Comfortably Domestic – Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

Jeanne @ Inside NanaBread’s Head – Pumpkin Hazelnut Waffles with Cinnamon Honey Butter
Carrie @ Bakeaholic Mama – Pumpkin Pie Macaroons

Megan @ Country Cleaver – No Bake Cheesecake Pumpkin Cheese Caramel Cones
Allison @ Decadent Philistines Save the World – Pumpkin Marshmallows & Pumpkin Spice Syrup
Shana @ Pineapple and Coconut – Creamy Maple Bacon Pumpkin Risotto

Anne @ From My Sweet Heart – Pumpkin Donuts with Cream Cheese Icing and Candied Pepitas
Kat @ Tenaciously Yours – Marbled Pumpkin Gingersnap Tart
Mads @ La Petite Pancake – Pumpkin Spice Cake with Maple Frosting

Yours Truly – Pumpkin Mousse with Candied Squash
Kirsten @ Comfortably Domestic – Pumpkin Kiss Cookies
Madeline @ Munchin’ in the Mitten – Savory Pumpkin Tart

Beka @ Kvetchin’ Kitchen – Pumpkin Scones
Monica @ The Grommom – Pumpkin Ice Cream

“Elevate your dessert experience with our Pumpkin Mousse, complemented by the delightful crunch of candied squash. A symphony of flavors that leaves a lasting impression, promising pure indulgence in every spoonful.”