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How to Make Creamy, Dreamy Pumpkin Risotto

Indulge in the ultimate fall comfort food with our amazing Fall Pumpkin Risotto recipe just in time for Thanksgiving dinner—a delicious, creamy, dreamy, and satisfying classic Italian-inspired dish.

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Unleash Your Inner Chef with Fall-Inspired Pumpkin Risotto

We’re Celebrating the Season with This Classic Dish with a Twist

Thanksgiving is a time of gathering with loved ones, expressing gratitude, and indulging in a delicious feast. While traditional dishes like roasted turkey and mashed potatoes often take center stage, incorporating unique and seasonal flavors can elevate your Thanksgiving experience. One dish combining autumn’s essence with creamy, comforting goodness is pumpkin risotto. This delightful twist on a classic Italian dish brings together the earthy vegetal, sweet pumpkin flavor, the rich creaminess of Arborio rice, and a hint of warm spice. If you want to add a touch of elegance and creativity to your Thanksgiving menu, serving pumpkin risotto is a brilliant choice. In this post, we will explore different variations and ideas for incorporating this delectable dish into your Thanksgiving feast, ensuring that your guests will be raving about it until the next holiday season rolls around.

ABOUT THIS RECIPE (per serving)

Gluten FreeDairy FreeNut FreeEgg FreeVegetarianHealthy ChoicesSoy Free
Servings:  6 large Bowls
AVG. Maker RATING: 
5 from 1 vote
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Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :30 minutes
Total Time :40 minutes
Course : Buffet, Dinner, Entrée, Lunch, Supper
Cuisine : American, Italian, Mediterranean
Diet : Gluten Free, Low Fat, Low Salt
Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.
Calories 490
Fat 26
Carbohydrates 48
Protein 21

A Fall Flavor Delight to Warm You Inside and Out…

If you’re like me, as the leaves begin to change color and the air turns crisp, my taste buds yearn for heartier and comforting dishes that celebrate the flavors of Fall. One such dish that embodies the essence of the season is Pumpkin Risotto. This creamy and flavorful rice dish is a true delight for the eyes and the palate, making it the perfect addition to any Fall or Thanksgiving menu.

Wait! Did someone say pumpkin?

Okay, okay, in full disclosure – while I might have a slight obsession with pumpkin, and I can’t wait for this time of year to sneak pumpkin into nearly every dish that I can, I must confess that my pumpkin obsession takes a back seat when it comes to risotto.

Not only do I like eating risotto, but I thoroughly enjoy the entire process of making the dish – Mainly because I get to stand over a warm stove when it’s freezing cold outside. By the way, “freezing cold” weather equals anything south of 50 degrees for me, so cooking risotto ranks at the top of my list of perfect recipes for making this time of year.

The Process of Making Risotto…

Making risotto is easy, but babysitting it at the stove does take some time. Plan for about 40 minutes from start to finish because you’ll need to “feed” the risotto slowly with a ladle full of broth time after time, letting it fully absorb between each addition.

Starting out as hard rice grains, as the risotto cooks, it becomes plumper. Then, through the magic of all the stirring and the feeding of stock during its entire evolution, it takes on the most incredible creamy texture that’s tasty on its own but is also totally customizable with many ingredients of your choosing.

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What is Risotto and Why Include Pumpkin?

Risotto, a traditional Italian dish, is known for its rich and velvety texture. It is made by slowly cooking Arborio rice in broth until it is creamy and al dente. While risotto is often associated with primarily savory ingredients like Parmesan cheese or mushrooms, adding pumpkin to this dish elevates it to an entirely new level.

Pumpkin brings a delicate vegetal sweetness and vibrant orange hue to the risotto with a unique flavor that lies somewhere between squash and sweet potatoes. Its natural sweetness enhances the rice’s creamy texture, creating a harmonious balance of flavors. The earthy undertones of the pumpkin also add depth and complexity to the dish.

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How to Make Pumpkin Risotto…

To prepare pumpkin risotto, you will need a few key ingredients. First and foremost, you will need pumpkin puree. You can make your own by boiling or roasting fresh pumpkin and then pureeing it, or you can use canned pumpkin puree for convenience.

Arborio rice, crucial to making the dish, can be found in most grocery stores and is essential for achieving the desired creamy consistency. Vegetable or chicken broth or stock serves as the liquid base, providing flavor and moisture to the rice. Additionally, shallots or onions, garlic, butter, and Parmesan cheese are traditional ingredients that add extra layers of flavor to the dish.

To begin cooking,

Sauté shallots or onions in butter until they become translucent and fragrant. Add minced garlic and cook for another minute to release its aromatic properties. Next, add the olive oil and Arborio rice, stirring continuously, to coat each grain with butter and oil. This will help the rice release its starches and create a creamy texture.

Once the rice is coated, it’s time to add the star ingredient – pumpkin puree. Stir the puree into the rice, allowing the flavors to meld together. From this point on, the risotto will require constant attention and gradual additions of warm broth. Add a ladleful of broth to the rice and stir until it is absorbed. Continue this process, adding small quantities of broth, about ½ cup at a time, until the rice is cooked to perfection. This gradual cooking method releases the rice’s starches, creating a creamy consistency.

Towards the end of the cooking process…

When the rice is almost tender, stir in grated Parmesan cheese. The cheese adds a savory note and further enhances the creaminess of the risotto. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and you can also add herbs like sage or thyme for an extra touch of fall-inspired flavor.

Finally, when the rice is cooked to your desired consistency, you’ll want to remove it from the heat and let it rest for a few minutes before serving.

When served hot and garnished with a sprinkle of fresh herbs, Pumpkin Risotto is a true fall delight that captures the season’s essence on a plate. The creamy texture, the delicate sweetness of the pumpkin, and the warm flavors of the spices make it a comfort food guaranteed to impress hungry eaters.

A Seasonal Twist:

Ideas for Serving Pumpkin Risotto at Thanksgiving

Everyone can agree that Thanksgiving is a time for gathering with loved ones and indulging in all sorts of delicious foods. For vegetarians, the dish can be enjoyed as a standalone meal. However, it also pairs with roasted vegetables, turkey, grilled chicken, or seared scallops for heartier versions.

The versatility of pumpkin risotto makes it a dish everyone can enjoy. So, I think it’s always fun and makes sense to incorporate something new and exciting into the mix. Because it’s a versatile dish, pumpkin risotto also perfectly caters to this desire for novelty while still honoring the season’s flavors.

Here are a few more ideas for serving pumpkin risotto at Thanksgiving that will not only impress your guests but also enhance the overall festive ambiance:

Pumpkin Risotto Stuffed Acorn Squash:

Consider serving the pumpkin risotto inside roasted acorn squash halves for a visually striking presentation. Cut the acorn squash in half, remove the seeds, and roast until tender. Fill each hollowed-out squash half with a generous helping of pumpkin risotto, top with your favorite add-ons, sprinkle some freshly grated Parmesan cheese on top, and broil until golden and bubbly. This can add a charming touch to your Thanksgiving spread and create individual servings that are easy to portion.

Pumpkin and Sage Risotto Cakes:

Transform pumpkin risotto leftovers into delicious risotto cakes. Combine the leftover risotto with some beaten eggs, breadcrumbs, and minced sage. Shape the mixture into palm-sized patties and pan-fry until golden on both sides. These crispy risotto cakes can be served individually as an appetizer or as a side dish alongside the main course. They offer a pleasant contrast in texture and can be dipped into cranberry sauce or creamy garlic aioli for extra flavor.

Pumpkin Risotto Stuffed Mushrooms:

If you want bite-sized appetizers or a beautiful addition to your Thanksgiving appetizer spread, consider stuffing mushroom caps with pumpkin risotto. Choose large, sturdy mushrooms like portobello or cremini to hold a generous amount of risotto. Spoon the risotto into each cap, sprinkle with grated fontina or mozzarella cheese, and bake until the cheese is melted and bubbly. This creative twist on stuffed mushrooms will surely be a hit with your guests.

Pumpkin Risotto Arancini:

Arancini, or stuffed rice balls, is a beloved Italian treat. Turn your pumpkin risotto into these delightful savory snacks by forming small golf ball-sized portions of cooled risotto into balls. Make a well in the center, stuff it with a small cube of mozzarella or Fontina cheese, then reshape the ball to seal the cheese inside. Roll the balls in breadcrumbs and deep-fry until golden and crisp. Serve them on a platter with a side of marinara or garlic aioli for dipping. The combination of the creamy pumpkin risotto and gooey melted cheese makes for a truly indulgent appetizer.

These are just a few ways to elevate your Thanksgiving menu with the addition of pumpkin risotto. Give all or one of these ideas a try, and you’ll be sure to impress your guests with this flavorful and unique dish. By incorporating pumpkin into a classic Italian staple, you’ll add a festive touch to your Thanksgiving table while paying homage to the season’s flavors.

Leftover Makeover:

Creative Uses for Leftover Pumpkin Risotto

If you have a bowlful of leftover pumpkin risotto after a delicious meal, don’t let it go to waste! With some creativity, you can transform those leftovers into more mouthwatering dishes. Here are some creative ideas to turn your leftover pumpkin risotto into something extraordinary:

Stuffed Bell Peppers:

Hollow out some bell peppers and stuff them with your leftover pumpkin risotto. Top with grated cheese and bake in the oven until the peppers are tender and the cheese is melted and golden. The combination of flavors from the roasted peppers and creamy risotto is genuinely delicious.

Pumpkin Risotto Cakes:

Mold your leftover risotto into small patties and lightly fry them in a pan until golden and crispy on the outside. Serve them with a fresh salad or a tasty side dish with grilled meat or roasted vegetables. These patties can also be served as a vegetarian main course with greens.

Pumpkin Risotto Soup:

Transform your leftover pumpkin risotto into a comforting and flavorful soup. An easy soup to make – heat some vegetable or chicken broth in a pot, add your risotto, and bring to a simmer. Use an immersion blender to blend the ingredients until smooth. Adjust the consistency by adding more broth if necessary, and season according to your taste. Serve with a dollop of sour cream or croutons for added texture.

Pumpkin Risotto-Stuffed Butternut Squash:

Cut butternut squash in half lengthwise and scoop out the seeds. Fill each cavity with your leftover pumpkin risotto, top with grated Parmesan cheese, and bake in the oven until the squash is tender and the risotto is thoroughly heated. This dish is not only visually appealing but also packed with fall flavors.

Pumpkin Risotto Fritters:

Take your leftover risotto and turn it into savory fritters. Mix in some gluten-free all-purpose flour, an egg, and herbs or spices to enhance the flavor. Shape the mixture into small balls or patties and fry until crispy. These fritters make a great appetizer or a tasty addition to a brunch menu.

Don’t let leftover risotto go to waste when there are so many creative ways to repurpose it into new and exciting dishes. Give one of these ideas a try and enjoy a delicious meal that showcases even more of pumpkin risotto’s versatility.

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Pairing Pumpkin Risotto:

Wine and Beverage Recommendations

The rich, earthy flavors of the pumpkin make risotto an excellent choice for pairing with various beverages. Whether you prefer wine or non-alcoholic options, plenty of choices will enhance your pumpkin risotto Thanksgiving dining experience.

Chardonnay:

Pinot Grigio:

Sauvignon Blanc:

Barbera:

Nebbiolo:

Apple Cider:

Ginger Beer:

Sparkling Water with Citrus:

Iced Chai Latte:

When pairing beverages with pumpkin risotto, it’s essential to consider the dish’s rich and creamy nature. Choose options that either complement or provide a contrast to the flavors and textures of the risotto. These recommendations will help elevate your dining experience and ensure that a perfect beverage pairing accompanies every bite of pumpkin risotto.

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Tips for Storage, Preserving and Reheating Pumpkin Risotto

Pumpkin risotto is a perfect fall recipe that can be enjoyed alone or as a side dish. However, if you find yourself with leftovers, you might be wondering

about the best way to store and reheat your pumpkin risotto. Here are some helpful tips for preserving and reheating your delicious pumpkin risotto.

Storage:

Allow the risotto to cool:

Before storing your pumpkin risotto, it’s essential to let it cool down completely. This will help prevent steam from causing condensation inside the container, which can make the rice mushy or affect its texture.

Choose a suitable container:

Opt for an airtight container large enough to hold your portions of risotto without overcrowding. Glass or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids work well for storing risotto.

Divide into individual portions:

If you plan to enjoy the risotto over multiple meals, consider dividing it into individual portions before storing it. This will make it easier to reheat only what you need without affecting the rest of the dish.

Refrigeration:

Store the pumpkin risotto in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking. Place it on a flat surface or the middle shelf, where the temperature is most consistent.

Reheating:

Stovetop method:

Reheating pumpkin risotto on the stovetop allows for better control over the heat and can help retain its creamy texture. Place the desired amount of risotto in a pan over low to medium heat. Add a splash of broth or water to loosen it up, stirring occasionally until warmed through.

Oven method:

If you have a large batch of risotto, the oven method can be a convenient way to reheat it. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Place the risotto in an oven-safe baking dish, cover it with foil, and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.

Microwave method:

When you’re in a hurry, microwaving can be a quick option for reheating pumpkin risotto. Transfer the desired portion to a microwave-safe container, cover it with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap, and heat on high for 1-2 minutes. Stop and stir the risotto around the halfway point to ensure even heating.

Add moisture if needed:

When reheating, you may find that the risotto has become slightly dry. Add a small amount of broth, water, or cream to restore the creamy consistency, and stir it gently until the desired consistency is achieved.

Storage Duration and Safety:

Refrigeration:

In the refrigerator, properly stored pumpkin risotto can last 3-4 days. However, the sooner you eat it, the better the quality and taste.

Freezing:

To extend the shelf life of your pumpkin risotto, freezing is an excellent option—portion the risotto into freezer-safe airtight containers or freezer bags, leaving some headspace to allow for expansion. Frozen pumpkin risotto can retain its quality for up to 3 months.

Thawing and reheating frozen risotto:

To thaw frozen pumpkin risotto, transfer it to the refrigerator overnight or use the defrost function on your microwave. Once thawed, you can reheat it using any of the methods mentioned above, making sure to add a little extra moisture if needed.

When it comes to enjoying your leftover pumpkin risotto, proper storage and reheating methods are crucial to maintain its taste and texture. By following these tips, you can savor the delicious flavors of pumpkin risotto for days to come, whether freshly reheated or frozen.

💭 Before we go...

Pumpkin risotto is a warm and comforting dish that captures the essence of autumn. As the leaves change color and the air becomes crisp, it’s the perfect time to explore this classic Italian dish’s rich and delicious flavors. This recipe combines creamy Arborio rice with the natural sweetness and earthy notes of pumpkin, creating an irresistible combination to tantalize your taste buds.

What sets this risotto apart from other variations is the pumpkin puree, which adds a velvety texture and a subtle sweetness to the dish. The creamy rice is slowly cooked in a flavorful broth, absorbing the pumpkin and other ingredients’ flavors to create a harmonious and delectable taste. The dish is typically finished with a generous amount of Parmesan cheese and a sprinkle of fresh herbs, elevating the overall flavor profile.

The versatility of pumpkin risotto is another reason it has become a beloved dish among food enthusiasts. You can customize it to suit your preferences by adding more ingredients, such as crispy bacon, roasted garlic, or sautéed mushrooms. The pumpkin risotto can also be made dairy-free by removing Parmesan cheese. Furthermore, the dish can be enjoyed as a vegetarian or vegan dish by substituting vegetable broth and omitting the butter and Parmesan cheese.

Whether you’re hosting a Thanksgiving gathering, looking for a seasonal dish to impress your family, or simply craving a comforting meal, exploring the flavors of pumpkin risotto will not disappoint. So, grab your apron, gather the ingredients, and prepare to embark on a culinary journey that celebrates the delicious flavors of autumn. Whether you’re a fan of creamy and comforting dishes or love the taste of pumpkin, this dish will satisfy your cravings and leave you wanting more.

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Pumpkin Risotto

Indulge in the ultimate fall comfort food with our amazing Fall Pumpkin Risotto recipe just in time for Thanksgiving dinner—a delicious, creamy, dreamy, and satisfying classic Italian-inspired dish.
Kymberley @GfreeDeliciously
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Course Buffet, Dinner, Entrée, Lunch, Supper
Cuisine American, Italian, Mediterranean
Servings 6 large Bowls
Calories 490 kcal

EQUIPMENT

  • 1 Sheet Pan or Large Saucepan (optional)
  • Medium Saucepan
  • 1 Large skillet or Dutch Oven
  • Utensils (Cooks Knife, Measuring Cups and spoons, Rubber Spatula or Large Heatproof Spoon)

INGREDIENTS
  

  • 4 cups low-sodium Chicken Broth or Stock*
  • ½ pound roasted Pumpkin (about 1 cup cooked or canned puree)
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted Butter*
  • 1 ½ cup Arborio Rice
  • 1 large Shallot or Red Onion chopped small, (about 3 tablespoons)
  • ½ cup Parmesan grated*
  • Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper
  • 4 fresh Sage Leaves chopped + more for garnish
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INSTRUCTIONS
 

  • Peel and remove the seeds and stringy fibers from the pumpkin and cut into ½ inch dice, then boil or roast at 400°F for about 20 minutes or until fork tender. Mash, then puree using a food mill or press through a sieve and set aside until needed.
    1/2 pound roasted Pumpkin
  • Add broth to a medium saucepan and simmer over medium-low heat. Keep broth at a simmer while making the risotto.
    4 cups low-sodium Chicken Broth or Stock*
  • Sauté shallots or onions in butter until they become translucent and fragrant. Add minced garlic and cook for another minute to release its aromatic properties. Then add the olive oil and Arborio rice. Stir to coat each grain with butter and oil. Once the rice is coated, add the pumpkin puree, stirring to combine.
    2 tablespoons unsalted Butter*, 1 large Shallot or Red Onion, 1 1/2 cup Arborio Rice
  • Ladle about one cup of warm broth into the pan with the rice and stir constantly until it absorbs all the broth. Continue this process, adding small amounts of broth, about 1/2 cup at a time, until all the broth is absorbed. (This process will take approximately 20-30 minutes). When all the broth has been used, stir in grated Parmesan cheese. Season with salt and pepper to taste, and then stir in the chopped sage.
    1/2 cup Parmesan, Salt and freshly ground Black Pepper, 4 fresh Sage Leaves
  • Remove from the heat and let the risotto rest for a few minutes before serving. Garnish with a sprinkle of fresh herbs. Serve family-style as a side dish or spoon into serving bowls.

KITCHEN NOTES

Footnotes:
* The pumpkin risotto can also be a dairy-free, vegetarian, or vegan dish.
  • To make it vegetarian or vegan, use vegetable broth and omit the butter and Parmesan cheese.
  • For a dairy-free version, you can skip the Parmesan cheese. (Please note: Butter is well tolerated in most lactose-free diets. Only those who are highly sensitive to lactose may experience symptoms. Because butter is very low in lactose, with 1 cup (227 grams) offering only 0.1 grams, it fits easily into most lactose-free diets.)
Tips for Storage, Preserving, and Reheating Pumpkin Risotto
Pumpkin risotto is a perfect fall recipe that can be enjoyed alone or as a side dish. However, if you find yourself with leftovers, you might be wondering about the best way to store and reheat your pumpkin risotto. Here are some helpful tips for preserving and reheating your delicious pumpkin risotto.

Storage:

Allow the risotto to cool:
Before storing your pumpkin risotto, it's essential to let it cool down completely. This will help prevent steam from causing condensation inside the container, which can make the rice mushy or affect its texture.
Choose a suitable container:
Opt for an airtight container large enough to hold your portions of risotto without overcrowding. Glass or plastic containers with tight-fitting lids work well for storing risotto.
Divide into individual portions:
If you plan to enjoy the risotto over multiple meals, consider dividing it into individual portions before storing it. This will make it easier to reheat only what you need without affecting the rest of the dish.
Refrigeration:
Store the pumpkin risotto in the refrigerator within 2 hours of cooking. Place it on a flat surface or the middle shelf, where the temperature is most consistent.

Reheating:

Stovetop method:
Reheating pumpkin risotto on the stovetop allows for better control over the heat and can help retain its creamy texture. Place the desired amount of risotto in a pan over low to medium heat. Add a splash of broth or water to loosen it up, stirring occasionally until warmed through.
Oven method:
If you have a large batch of risotto, the oven method can be a convenient way to reheat it. Preheat your oven to 325°F (165°C). Place the risotto in an oven-safe baking dish, cover it with foil, and bake for about 15-20 minutes or until thoroughly heated.
Microwave method:
When you're in a hurry, microwaving can be a quick option for reheating pumpkin risotto. Transfer the desired portion to a microwave-safe container, cover it with a microwave-safe lid or plastic wrap, and heat on high for 1-2 minutes. Stop and stir the risotto around the halfway point to ensure even heating.
Add moisture if needed:
When reheating, you may find that the risotto has become slightly dry. Add a small amount of broth, water, or cream to restore the creamy consistency, and stir it gently until the desired consistency is achieved.

Storage Duration and Safety:

Refrigeration:
Properly stored pumpkin risotto lasts 3-4 days in the refrigerator. However, the sooner you eat it, the better the quality and taste.
Freezing:
To extend the shelf life of your pumpkin risotto, freezing is an excellent option—portion the risotto into freezer-safe airtight containers or freezer bags, leaving some headspace to allow for expansion. Frozen pumpkin risotto can retain its quality for up to 3 months.
Thawing and reheating frozen risotto:
To thaw frozen pumpkin risotto, transfer it to the refrigerator overnight or use the defrost function on your microwave. Once thawed, you can reheat it using any of the methods mentioned above, making sure to add a little extra moisture if needed.
When it comes to enjoying your leftover pumpkin risotto, proper storage and reheating methods are crucial to maintain its taste and texture. By following these tips, you can savor the delicious flavors of pumpkin risotto for days to come, whether freshly reheated or frozen.

Nutrition

Calories: 490kcalCarbohydrates: 48gProtein: 21gFat: 26gSaturated Fat: 7gPolyunsaturated Fat: 8gMonounsaturated Fat: 8gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 16mgSodium: 140mgPotassium: 494mgFiber: 4gSugar: 1gVitamin A: 185IUVitamin C: 1mgVitamin D: 0.1µgCalcium: 129mgIron: 6mg
Keyword Arborio Rice, broth, canned pumpkin, cheese, chicken broth, chicken stock, Fall Recipes, parmesan, Parmesan Cheese, pumpkin, risotto, sage, Shallot, stock, vegetable broth, Vegetable stock, Winter Recipes
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Say please and thank you, LAUGH, Pray often, ENCOURAGE others, Be KIND, HONEST, HAPPY, Keep your PROMISES, Be GRATEFUL, Wash your hands, FORGIVE yourself and others, LISTEN, Have FAITH, Be CONFIDENT, Honor your parents, CHERISH your children and grandchildren, TREASURE your family, ABIDE in GOD’s love, Be POLITE, Guard your HEART, SEEK your purpose, FEED your mind, body and soul, Be HOPEFUL, Resist temptation, Lay your burdens down, TRUST your gut, CONNECT with nature, Know that GOD made you perfect just the way you are, SERVE others, LIVE to love, Be COURAGEOUS, Shine bright, OPEN your mind, RESPECT differences, HONOR your inner hunger, SING loud, Be PROUD of who you are, Practice PATIENCE, Never give up, WEATHER the storms of life, Say I love you, LOVE one another

  • I’ve traveled to 32 states in the USA where I’ve enjoyed the food, history, people and the local culture while visiting.
  • Among the states, I’ve lived in are Arizona, California, Michigan, and Wisconsin.
  • My favorite island is Maui.
  • I’ve also been to Canada and Mexico.
  • I rode horses as a kid, and barrel-raced.
  • I broke my neck when I was 18 and went to senior prom in a neck brace.
  • As a little girl, I grew up living next door to my grandma and grandpa on a small lake in rural southern Michigan.
  • The first thing I learned to cook was pancakes.
  • The craziest thing I ever made was mint-flavored green cupcakes when I was 13. My family didn’t like them much…
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