Hi From The Pumpkin Oven

September 28, 2011

Back at the center of the baked good universe! I have had a wonderful 2 weeks’ vacation, but boy have I missed this place.

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Including my FRIENDS! Alex, Jenny, Ellen and I are hanging out today! We have such a good time.

Another friend came in to meet me for lunch – Sami! She’s been leaving me comments for ages – and just started as a first year at the University of Virginia (!)

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We chatted over tofu and tuna with breaks for me to hop up and handle a few things.

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<3 Curried Tuna

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We are making something new for October – Pumpkin Oh’s!! It’s a pumpkin cake dough swirled up with a spiced cream cheese. Matt made an experimental loaf and saved me a slice in the cooler. It was so good!! Although I think the cream cheese could have used a little pumpkin too ; )

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There is bread to bag and paperwork to do! Hope the pumpkin beer making is going well at home!

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1 Hope @ With A Side Of Hope September 28, 2011 at 12:38 pm

That pumpkin loaf looks delicious! I wish I lived near your store because I would totally buy one! :)

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2 A Teenage Gourmet (Sami) September 28, 2011 at 12:40 pm

Pumpkin rolls are my favorite! I’ll get my hands on that soon. Also, my HUGE bag of goodies is already half gone. :) Thank you for taking time to sit down with me (and the shallot vinaigrette ;) )

Sami

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3 KathEats September 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm

Half gone!?!? Hahah

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4 Krissy @ Shiawase Life September 28, 2011 at 12:43 pm

YUM-O!

I need to make it into the bakery soon…

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5 Katie @ Talk Less, Say More September 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Mmmm…I should make some pumpkin bread soon! yum yum!

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6 Ellie@fitforthesoul September 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

wwowwww Matt’s a genius hah! That really looks off the HOOK :)

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7 Angie @ Musings of a Violet Monkey September 28, 2011 at 12:44 pm

Yum, that roll looks sinful. I made some pumpkin cream cheese over the weekend… it is SO good.

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8 Cait's Plate September 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

Ooooh those look awesome (pun kind of intended!)

And every time you have that curried tuna I want it!!

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9 Emily @ the doodlebug September 28, 2011 at 12:45 pm

I may or may not travel to Virginia to get one of those Pumpkin Rolls. I mean, coming from Iowa, I’m not THAT far away.

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10 Khushboo September 28, 2011 at 12:46 pm

Ohh I was wondering what Oh’s were when you mentioned them in your reply this morning- Er they look fab!

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11 Annette @ EnjoyYourHealthyLife September 28, 2011 at 12:48 pm

I love pumpkin rolls!! That looks delicious :) Enjoy your day, Kath!

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12 Lindsay @ bikingbeforebed September 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

The more pumpkin flavor the better! At least add some pumpkin pie spice to the cream cheese. I bet your roll will put the one on the back of the Libbys can to shame.

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13 Johanna B September 28, 2011 at 12:49 pm

Dearly love pumpkin baked goods of any kind. Your roll looks Fan-tas-tic! I’ll bet pumpkin cream cheese would make it even better.

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14 Lauren September 28, 2011 at 12:50 pm

Mmmm, pumpkin. I am craving it crazily-it’s all your fault Kath! ;) Kidding, I’m just excited for fall and my birthday in a week and a day!

I have never had a rolled cake before but that looks positively scrumptious. And your curried tuna sandwich looks yummy. I wish I could have one delivered from Charlottesville-along with a bowl of soup, it would be the perfect food to help me get over the cold or whatever I have right now. I wouldn’t ask anyone to do the drive for me though, I’ll just have I get it next time I’m in town!

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15 Andrea @ Onion in My Hair September 28, 2011 at 12:56 pm

Matt is a genius! That pumpkin cake looks to-die-for!

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16 Angela @ PattycakesNPancakes September 28, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Why am I hungry again after I already ate lunch? Ohhhh because of your pictures. AACK! Looks so good. Pumpkin and cream cheese, Im there! Do you ship to Florida? ;)

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17 Ashley@FoodNFitnessDiaries September 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

Man oh man, I wish they had those pumpkin rolls at a Great Harvest around here!

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18 Hilliary @ Happily Ever Healthy September 28, 2011 at 12:59 pm

That pumpkin roll looks amazing!

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19 Lynn @ the actor's diet September 28, 2011 at 1:01 pm

So fun to meet a longtime reader, eh?

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20 Laura (Blogging Over Thyme) September 28, 2011 at 1:13 pm

That looks so good…I need to make a pumpkin roll soon!

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21 Angel7 September 28, 2011 at 1:14 pm

I just ate tunafish for lunch. I will have to make it with curry powder next time. Curry powder is what you use, right? Or am I totatlly off? :) If you cannot say, I understand.

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22 KathEats September 28, 2011 at 1:28 pm

Yup, it’s curry powder

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23 Janelle September 28, 2011 at 1:15 pm

Kath I have been following your blog for about 3 years , and am so excites about your bakery doing well ! Is there any gluten free options avaible?

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24 KathEats September 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

Hey Janelle!

We grind our wheat in the store, so doing gluten-free is very very hard. We don’t have anything right now

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25 Janelle September 28, 2011 at 3:01 pm

Hi! Yah I understand that would be very difficult and pricey! If I ever come to cville I would love to meet up with you , my mom is constanly making fun of my ” crazy food mixtures” (as she calls them ) that I get from your site. You have been such an inspiration to me over the years in being healthy and with that I’m
Enjoying life to it’s fullest ! Thanks !

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26 suki September 28, 2011 at 1:21 pm

i’m not big on pumpkin, but oh, if you had the beer to go with that roll, MmmmMmmm. :)

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27 Karen September 28, 2011 at 1:24 pm

In Kansas, we call the Pumpkin-Oh a pumpkin roll or pumpkin log, and many people add marshmallow creme to the filling, which makes it extra fluffy.

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28 Lindzjane115 September 28, 2011 at 1:25 pm

Wow, I can’t wait to try the pumpkin-oh!! Looks amazing!

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29 Hillary September 28, 2011 at 1:26 pm

How do you make GH bread sound even more delicious?

You throw some pumpkin in the mix (literally).

Annnnnd now I’m drooling.

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30 Janelle September 28, 2011 at 1:27 pm

I agree ! I wanna down a loaf as we speak !

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31 KathEats September 28, 2011 at 1:29 pm

HAHA!

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32 Stephanie @ Myfarmersmarketonline September 28, 2011 at 1:42 pm

I love all manner of pumpkin in the fall! We enjoyed our pumpkin spice coffee this morning, even though it is about 20 degrees too hot at 90. Anyway, this looks divine! Can’t wait to make a pumpkin loaf myself…or I’ll just wait for my neighbor. She makes a delicious one and loves to share! (I’ve got great neighbors!)

~Stephanie @myfarmersmarketonline.com

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33 Liz @ Tip Top Shape September 28, 2011 at 1:44 pm

That pumpkin O sounds amazing!! I want some! It’s so nice that you meet with your readers, too :D

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34 Cait @ Cait hates Cake September 28, 2011 at 1:46 pm

Cream cheese and pumpkin go together like peanut butter and jelly. Legit.

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35 Sarena (The Non-Dairy Queen) September 28, 2011 at 2:03 pm

Oh dang that looks good! I’m a sucker for anything pumpkin!

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36 Anna @ On Anna's Plate September 28, 2011 at 2:10 pm

I loooove pumpkin loaves!!! I had a friend in grad school who would bring homemade pumpkin rolls to class in the fall…so tasty!

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37 Aine @ Something to Chew Over September 28, 2011 at 2:13 pm

Oh wow these look so good! :)

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38 Lauren @ What Lauren Likes September 28, 2011 at 2:27 pm

Your eats are looking amazing! Yum :)

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39 Mom September 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm

Oh my gosh. I love the Oh pumpkin bread. I hope I get to try it Oh soon soon!

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40 Averie @ Love Veggies and Yoga September 28, 2011 at 2:59 pm

What a fun meetup and pumpkin cake dough swirled up with a spiced cream cheese sounds heavenly! :)

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41 Julia H. @ The Petite Spiel September 28, 2011 at 3:02 pm

Why oh why is there no Great Harvest near me…. So sad! That pumpkin cream cheese roll looks amazing.

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42 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio September 28, 2011 at 3:08 pm

That tuna sandwich looks awesome!! I may experiment at home on a curried tuna salad sandwich.

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43 Tricia September 28, 2011 at 3:14 pm

I make pumpkin rolls every year for Thanksgiving and I put a heaping tablespoon of cinnamon in the cream cheese. So YUMMY!

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44 Heather @ Get Healthy with Heather September 28, 2011 at 3:26 pm

Oh that pumpkin swirl looks too good!! I bet the pumpkin beer turns out perfect!

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45 kathleen @ the daily crumb September 28, 2011 at 3:43 pm

oh.my.goodness. i need to put my local GH in touch with y’all and maybe you can pass along some ideas to spice up their menu :)

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46 Tami@nutmegnotebook September 28, 2011 at 3:47 pm

I love a pumpkin roll cake! Yum!

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47 Deva @ Deva by Definition September 28, 2011 at 3:52 pm

Pumpkin roll!!! I love pumpkin roll – so yummy :-).

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48 Marie@feedingfive September 28, 2011 at 4:04 pm

The only thing my husband makes in the kitchen is puff pancakes for the kids. But if he ever made me something, wow, I think I would faint. You are one lucky wife.

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49 Hilary September 28, 2011 at 4:10 pm

That pumpkin roll looks amazing!! MY FAVORITE!

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50 clara September 28, 2011 at 4:15 pm

I would happily volunteer if you should ever look for a cake tester-intern at your bakery!

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51 Jen@FoodFamilyFitness September 28, 2011 at 4:38 pm

Man, that sandwich looks so flipping good right now!!! I’m pretty sure you’ll be selling out of pumpkin o’s daily, brilliant idea!

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52 Lisa (bakebikeblog) September 28, 2011 at 4:39 pm

that sandwich looks delish! So vibrant too!

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53 Emily@SavoryandSavage September 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

Good luck with the pumpkin beer.

Your curry tuna salad sandwiches always look great but I have a hard time imaging how curry would taste with tuna…

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54 Natalie the Awesome September 28, 2011 at 4:41 pm

OMG those pumpkin ohs look to die for!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! oh oh to the ohs!!!!!!

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55 Molly @ RDexposed September 28, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I totally had a pt asking me about GH dakota bread and I was totally stumped! I had to google the nutrition information! Needing you on that one!

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56 Christine @ BookishlyB September 28, 2011 at 5:44 pm

My mom makes pumpkin rolls like that and puts some of the pumpkin spice in the cream cheese. So good! I love the filling- I could eat it straight :)

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57 Morgan @ moments of mmm September 28, 2011 at 5:56 pm

I think I might just have to make a trip out to Cville one day to try this curried tuna! It looks super yummy…and don’t get me started on that pumpkin oh!

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58 Maria @ Beautiful Busy Bee September 28, 2011 at 6:06 pm

Mmmm pumpkin stuff!!! :) I just love autumn, mostly cause the pumpkins. Oatmeal? Check. Cookies? Check. Pasta? Check. Pie? Check!!!! That pumpkin roll thang? NOT CHECK. :( I need to get me sum of that!!!! :D

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59 Leslie September 28, 2011 at 6:30 pm

Yum! I make pumpkin rolls every year. I actually sort of mass produce them (using recipe on the Libby’s label) and then wrap them up and freeze them. That way I have fall/holiday desserts ready at all times for parties or even hostess gifts. I happen to work for a company that makes a great silicone jelly roll pan so they are super easy and it helps me with sales too. Thanks for the reminder that it’s not too early to start making them!

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60 katie @KatieDid September 28, 2011 at 6:49 pm

ohh yum to that O! That’s something we have every year at family parties, it reminds me of home so much.

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61 Rebecca September 28, 2011 at 7:09 pm

you are KILLING me with all that pumpkin…our grocery store is still bare-shelved! I am seriously contemplating a pumpkin scavenger hunt tomorrow…:)

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62 J @ Ess and Jae V2.0 September 28, 2011 at 7:19 pm

Holy YUMMMMMMMM-O. Your pumpkin O’s look freakin’ amazing. Hope there is cinnamon in that cream cheese.

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63 maggie September 28, 2011 at 7:58 pm

I would like a curry tuna sandwich with some pumpkin beer please. I always have to get my Kath fix before bedtime. Love your posts. I have been making baked pumpkin oatmeal this past week with mango and blueberries. I love it for breakfast and dessert at night topped with mango yogurt

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64 Brittnie (A Joy Renewed) September 28, 2011 at 9:06 pm

Oh man that pumpkin roll looks amazing. Love fall flavors! I made pumpkin oatmeal for breakfast this AM. So good. Glad you had a fun day back at the bakery.

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65 Diana @ frontyardfoodie September 28, 2011 at 10:45 pm

Mmm my hubs and I made a pumpkin spice ale last year and it was so much fun. Definitely a novelty beer, and only for one time of the year, but it was tasty.

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66 Lara @TresLaLa September 28, 2011 at 11:58 pm

Holy pumpkin loaf. That looks amazing.

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67 Bonbon September 29, 2011 at 3:03 am

I have never had pumpkin roll before, but I assume it would have similar texture and taste as chest nuts? They’re both sweet and mushy. I have had chestnut cake/bread before and it was amazing!

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68 Elisabeth September 29, 2011 at 3:58 am

Pumpkin roll…yum! That’s one of my 3 favorite pumpkin treats (along with PSL from Starbucks & Pumpkin Pie) – my aunt makes a great homemade one, but I’m betting the GH one is even better :D

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69 Sally Anne @ PaleoRunnerGirl September 29, 2011 at 8:05 am

I love how y’all get so creative with your GH offerings. The bakery closest to us always sticks with the same loafs. I am a fan of variety! That pumpkin roll looks yummy! I would recommend a pumpkin/cinnamon/pecan infused cream cheese filling….just a thought…

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70 Sarah September 29, 2011 at 10:46 am

That swirl loaf looks so good!

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71 Beth@JourneytoHealth September 29, 2011 at 1:58 pm

So happy for pumpkin season! I made some yummy banana/pumpkin bread yesterday. It’s almost gone!

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