Cooking with Pumpkin – Cookbook Announcement!

I’ve been waiting to formally announce this forever.

It’s been two years that I’ve kept it to myself, but two years feels like forever.

I wrote a second cookbook called Cooking With Pumpkin: Recipes That Go Beyond the Pie.

Cooking With Pumpkin: Recipes That Go Beyond the Pie by Averie Sunshine

About a month after I finished writing Peanut Butter Comfort in late 2012 I was contacted about writing a pumpkin recipes book.


I don’t know whether I was insane or just thought I was superwoman to say yes coming off the heels of one book and literally jumping right into the next. But I said yes and spent the remainder of 2012 and early 2013 writing Cooking with Pumpkin.

Although I was done writing it in the spring of 2013, I just missed the cutoff to have it ready for a fall 2013 launch. No one launches a pumpkin book at any time other than the fall because it would make no seasonal sense, so I waited. Another year.

Now, finally, the fall is upon us and my book is here! It’s available for pre-order on Amazon! It will be in stores like Barnes and Noble and Costco starting October 6, 2014.

The book is filled with over 50 of my favorite pumpkin recipes, and nearly every recipe has a glossy image accompanying it. I did all my own interior photography as well as the cover.

While there are plenty of desserts and sweeter treats, there’s also a savory chapter and a drinks chapter.

Some of my favorite recipes include:

Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Caramel Glaze

Pumpkin Monkey Bread with Caramel Glaze

Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies with Fudgy Ganache

Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies with Fudgy Ganache

Pumpkin-Spice Latte

Pumpkin-Spice Latte

Bourbon Pumpkin Ice Cream with Chocolate Cookies and Chocolate Chunks

Bourbon Pumpkin Ice Cream with Chocolate Cookies and Chocolate Chunks

Pumpkin Chipotle Hummus

Pumpkin Chipotle Hummus

Chocolaty Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Chocolaty Pumpkin Hot Chocolate

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Mac ‘n’ Cheese

Cheesy Baked Pumpkin Mac 'n' Cheese

Vegan Coconut Oil Pumpkin Muffins

Vegan Coconut Oil Pumpkin Muffins

Soft Buttery Pumpkin Pretzels

Soft Buttery Pumpkin Pretzels

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Butter

Pumpkin Buttermilk Pancakes with Vanilla Maple Butter

Hello Dolly Seven-Layers-Of-Magic Pumpkin Bars

Hello Dolly Seven-Layers-Of-Magic Pumpkin Bars

Nutella-Swirled Pumpkin Muffins

Nutella-Swirled Pumpkin Muffins

Whew. And there’s about 40 more. It’s surreal looking back at these photos because some I took nearly 2 years ago and now, finally, I can show them to you.

Looking back I don’t know how I made 50 different recipes using pumpkin, but I did and pumpkin lovers, you’re going to be in your glory.

I would greatly, greatly appreciate your support. Please head over to Amazon, spend $13 bucks, and purchase your copy of the book. Thank you so very much!! I know I have the best blog readers out there! Thank you all!

132 comments on “Cooking with Pumpkin – Cookbook Announcement!”

  1. Congratulations! You’ve just given me the perfect gift idea for my sister, the quintessential pumpkin lover!

  2. your recipes and photos look amazing. I must make the buttery pumpkin pretzles asap.

  3. Congratulations!

  4. Oh my gosh, I am seriously SO excited! You are SO talented and I am just drooling looking at these pictures! I can’t wait to get your book. Congrats and thanks for all your hard work!

  5. Pre-ordered :). Peanut butter and now pumpkin–two of my very favorite baking ingredients! I’m surprised, given my love of sweets, that the recipe I’m most looking forward to is the one for pumpkin chipotle hummus…it sounds incredible.

  6. Love your blog, love your “Peanut Butter Comfort” cookbook, and now so excited to love your new pumpkin cookbook! Preordered!! (but secretly hoping that the release date gets moved up earlier, so I can start making all those delicious recipes!)

    • Thanks for pre-ordering and I’ve actually had it before with other books when it’s on pre-order IF it does come out early, Amazon ships it early, even before it’s in bookstores :) Thanks for buying both my books!

  7. Congratulations for your new book! The recipes you shown in this post are great and I’m sure that these that you didn’t are even better! The pictures are glamorous! Everything looks mouthwatering.

  8. Congratulations! The pictures of your recipes look gorgeous. Pumpkin is so good for us to eat. Have a beautiful day!!

  9. How exciting! Congrats, Averie! I bet waiting for this to come out was the hardest thing ever!! Can’t wait to get one!Your photos are amazing as always!

  10. Congrats Averie! I know how very challenging this huge project was for you and now look at it! It’s just beautiful and those Fudgy Pumpkin Brownies with Fudgy Ganache have my stomach growling. What beautiful images, too! It’s so crazy to think about how long ago you shot this cookbook. I can’t even imagine your excitement now that it’s coming to life. Congrats!!!

    • Oh Sally, you know the trials and tribulations of any book, and this one was not without it’s share of hair-tearing moments. You were by my side as I was in the trenches writing it, shooting it, etc. and we were even writing cookbooks together. I remember our emails, well today I got ahead on the book recipes, but fell behind on blog recipes, etc…oh gosh, that was like 2 houses ago and a lifetime ago for me :) Finally, FINALLY, it is here :) xo

  11. Hooray!!!

    Me: You know the woman who makes basically all the desserts I make? She wrote another cookbook!
    Husband: ….
    Me: Her name is Averie.
    Husband: Oh, Averie Cooks!

    Yay! Congrats!

  12. Hooray! This is so exciting Averie!!!! I can’t wait to read it!

  13. Congrats on your second book, Averie! It looks delicious and beautiful! Your recipes are always so creative, drool-worthy, and well-photographed, so it makes perfect sense that someone grabbed you for book 2 right after book 1. You’re such an inspiration!

  14. Maybe I’m weird, but there’s no off season for pumpkin in my book. I freeze some in the fall to use year round. I’ll definitely pick up the book when it hits B&N. Grats!!

  15. Congratulations Averie! You are a true inspiration and probably a whiz at all things PB and pumpkin now!!

  16. So excited! I can’t wait! :)

  17. Congrats girl! You amaze me! I don’t know how you’ve been able to publish TWO cookbooks, I could never even find time for one!

    • I truly don’t know how I did it either. Honestly most of 2011-13 is a blur because of two books, proposals, photography, it was…the most chaotic time ever! Whew. Glad that’s done :)

  18. Averie!! Congrats to you!!! Can’t wait to get your new cookbook!!! woot woot!! so happy for you . . and what a great concept and focus. . and it’s coming out at just the right time of the year!!!

  19. I am so excited for you. Don’t know whether to cal you the peanut-butter or the pumpkin queen! :D You have amazing recipes. I’ve been using them throughout the last 1.5 year and they get incredible results every time.
    I’ll order this book, I just have a quick ? does every recipe have a picture too?

    good luck with everything

  20. OMG you are a total ROCKSTAR!!!!

  21. Congratulations Averie! I hope you’re taking some time off before you start on book #3. :) I don’t know how you do it!

  22. I am so ready for pumpkin now! Who makes these silly, arbitrary seasonal rules anyways!? Literally counting down the days until your cookbook comes out!

  23. Congratulations! What an awesome cookbook!

  24. I am beyond excited for this new cookbook!!! I LOVED your PB book so much and I love pumpkin just as much as I love PB, so I know this one is a MUST HAVE. Can’t wait to get it. Congrats.

  25. Ahhh congrats! I need that ice cream in my face right meow!! This one is definitely going on my birthday wish list :)

  26. Wow, Averie, Congratulations!! They all look amazing, but that monkey bread had me seriously drooling :)

  27. Congrats on your second book… everything looks lovely, especially those nutella pumpkin muffins, OMG!!!

  28. Averie, congratulations! I am so excited for you to have completed such another endeavor! I just bought my copy and can’t wait to get it. I have made so many of your pumpkin recipes and I can’t wait to make more. Also, sorry for my absence on your page. I have been so tired and my business is just thriving so I have been busier that usual, with kids, hubby, job, etc! I will let you know when I get it and what I make first! xoxo

    • Thanks as always Michele for your support and happy to hear you’ve been busy working on things with your business and of course tending to your lovely family – no apologies necessary! :) And yes tell me what you make first! xo

  29. Eeeeeek congratulations!!!! Last year I used pumpkin for the first time (I know I’m a little slow haha!) and I’m a complete convert, this book will be perfect for giving me more pumpkin ideas!!

  30. CONGRATS CONGRATS CONGRATS!!!! I am soooo thrilled for you!! I’m heading over to Amazon right now and buying my copy! Can’t wait to open it up! Here’s to many MANY more books and successes! You rock!! ♥

  31. The book looks amazing Averie! :) Congratulations! I love your blog btw !

  32. Oh my, a whole cookbook dedicated to pumpkin recipes — I NEED this! :)

    Congrats to you Averie. You’re an inspiration.

  33. Congrats! All the pictures are gorgeous! I love pumpkin. :)

  34. Congratulations! You can never have enough pumpkin!

  35. Extending the BIGGEST CONGRATULATIONS TO YOU, Averie! You absolutely deserve the utmost success that comes your way, and I’m glad you were crazy enough to delve right into Cookbook Numero Dos right after the first because I couldn’t see anyone else writing this book but you! Your recipes are always so successful, inventive and INSPIRING. I read your blog and instantly feel the itch to get back into the kitchen and create something simple yet stunningly divine. Can’t wait to get my hands on this copy! Congrats friend, I puffy heart you!

  36. Congratulations Averie!! I’ve been waiting for your announcement for a while. I noticed on your Pinterest profile that you were the author of both your PB & a pumpkin cookbook coming out this fall… I’m SO excited to see it!! And somehow, I still think you have a third one in you. :)

    • Thank you and number three, no, cannot even imagine it. Omg, I would die. :) I would need a FT nanny, chauffeur, dishwasher, grocery shopper, personal assistant and every other role I end up doing normally but when writing a book, it’s all just supremely intense!

      • I totally believe it. It’s hard enough keeping up with a blog, but adding a cookbook on top of that?? You’re my hero! Maybe one day when your daughter is old enough to drive so you don’t have to act as the chauffeur… Or do the grocery shopping… And when she’s tall enough to help with the dishes. It could work! ;)

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