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Easy Pumpkin Puree

Every fall our family has a pumpkin party. We take a hayride into the pumpkin patch my husband planted and gather the bounty. For years I cut the pumpkins in half, scraped out the seeds and put them face-down on the cookie sheet in the oven to bake in order to make the most delicious puree for pies or muffins. 123 more words


Thanksgiving Pies Part 1

I have been brainstorming the pies I will bake for Thanksgiving since I read Martha’s pie editorial in the November issue. The pumpkin cheesecake with gingersnap crust and meringue immediately caught my eye. 231 more words


Neo-Classical Thanksgiving 3: Pumpkin Desserts

Oh yes… I’m going there. Pumpkin Pie is next to Turkey on the “Don’t F*** with this” list for Thanksgiving menus everywhere. But then again pumpkin is so good, so fun, and so versatile that I can’t help but show you a couple of Ideas that have served me well and garnered me a lot of praise from those that have had them.   598 more words


Hawaiian Thanksgiving Tradition in the PNW

Photo courtesy of myrecipes.com

Whew! It’s been quite a busy four months since I moved back to the Pacific Northwest from Hawaii. I will spend Thanksgiving with my kids, my granddaughter, and our ‘ohana we’ve done the holidays with for the past 20-something years. 446 more words

Washington State

Fluffy Pumpkin Pancakes

I am frequently disappointed by new pancake recipes I try. Some of the typical problems I run across with pancakes are they’re too flat, too hard to flip, they fall apart easily, or just don’t taste that good. 179 more words


Halloween Pumpkin Carving Night!

Together with the help of Katie Dinapoli, our Village Director, and Amanda Carrera, one of our StandUp For Kids events volunteers, we put on a Halloween Pumpkin Carving Night at the Village. 87 more words

Homeless Youth

Y'all butter back off...these pancakes are all mine

Home sweet home! Thanksgiving break is finally here and man does it feel great to sleep in my own bed, be with my family, continue my Christmas countdown and do some breakfast experimenting. 245 more words