I'm leaning into to the pumpkin trend. Pumpkin cake. Pumpkin bread. Pumpkin-flavored coffee. (Objectively, that is kind of weird. It's squash. In coffee. But somehow, in the right moment, it works for me.) Anyway, some people are hating on it, but I say bring it. It's seasonal. What Alaskan doesn't appreciate a nice long fall?
Arctic Garden Studio's Nicole Pierce carried the pumpkin banner the last few weeks. She's got wheat bread with pumpkin  and pumpkin corn flake breakfast pudding . Megan Ancheta of Allergy Free Alaska has vegan, sugar-free pumpkin creamer . Lots of other seasonal and orange foods making appearances, including Alaska From Scratch's sweet potato cheese fries  and Pierce's yam and pepita (pumpkin seeds!) quesadillas .
From the dessert file a healthy (not really) round-up off all that's caramel: Pierce has salt and burnt caramel custard . Alaska From Scratch has a butterscotch bread pudding . Megan Lierman is has Bananas Foster popcorn .
Finally, bonus from the Anchorage Press, a trip through a couple of our city's many Asian groceries .
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