Pumpkin spice up yo' life with these fall pumpkin recipes

Are you totally over pumpkin recipes yet?! I never tire of a little basic bish pumpkin spice, so I'm showing you three pumpkin-filled monstrosities of yumminess to serve up well into Thanksgiving season. Extend the goodness as long as you like. We've got some pancakes, killer dream bars, and a versatile dip that you can re-purpose in all kinds of ways. Shall we tempt your already-pumpkin spiced taste buds a little more? I say AYE!

Easy-cheesy pumpkin dip

Since it's that time of year when squash is cheap and plentiful, I picked up a kabocha squash (a.k.a. Japanese pumpkin) and decided to make something with it for Thanksgiving dinner. But I don't like pumpkin pie or any other vegetable-as-dessert type things, so I figured I'd make something savoury. Anything with cheese tends to be a winner, and with the stripe-y pumpkin-bowl the dip is baked in, you can gain bonus points for fancy-ass presentation.