Authority On All Things Pumpkin.....
Maggie Michalczyk, RDN
The very first pumpkin food that I remember eating was pumpkin ice cream from Capinari's ice cream in my home town of Mt. Prospect, Illinois. Many PSL lattes followed (especially in college), but it wasn't until a couple falls ago when I made it my job to find, try and take pictures of every pumpkin product I could possibly find. The versatility of the flavor is amazing, isn't it? For being so seasonal, I'd argue pumpkin has a place in every season! Be it breakfast, lunch, dinner, and especially dessert....there's always a way to "pump" it up.
It's hard not to fall in love with the season of fall when you go to Michigan State. October turns the campus colors that encompass every autumnal emotion. Crisp, spiced, seasoned and even a little spooky.I graduated with my degree in dietetics and became a dietitian after completing my dietetic internship with the Aramark dietetic internship program.
If you've been following me you know I spent the last year in New York searching the city for every pumpkin thing I could find. And find I did! Autumn in New York was magical, but there's no where I'd rather be than right here, at home in Chicago--after all, Illinois produces the most pumpkins!
Once Upon A Pumpkin