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Spicy Pumpkin Pie

In anticipation of Thanksgiving, I’ve been doing some serious pumpkin pie research. Mostly because I’ve only eaten it once, and had (not surprisingly) never made it before. For these reasons, I was delighted that my first attempt was a resounding success. Custard pies used to scare me, but after making a ton of Indian Pudding […]

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Cinnamon Raisin Pumpkin Bread

Hooray pumpkin season! Every year I make at least a few loaves of sweet, spicy pumpkin bread, but this year I got wild and added a handful of raisins and cinnamon chips to the quick-bread batter, and the result was my favorite pumpkin bread yet. The cinnamon chips aren’t always easy to find in the […]

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Potluck Pumpkin Pie Bites

Every year my work hosts a potluck luncheon in November.  I love a good potluck, so this is right up my alley. My first year I made pumpkin spice cupcakes with cream cheese frosting and handmade chocolate leaves for garnish.  Last year I made a pumpkin trifle with layers of spice cake, pumpkin pudding, toffee pieces, and […]

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Pumpkin Scones

I made these scones yesterday because the heat hadn’t come on yet in my heat-included apartment, and I knew a 400 degree oven would at least warm up the kitchen. I also had leftover pumpkin from the fudge.  And the recipe called for brown sugar, which was important since I was out of white sugar. […]

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Pumpkin Fudge

I tried to make pumpkin fudge once, before I owned a candy thermometer.  Having no skill at detecting soft ball stage without one, it was an utter disaster. After that I picked one up and was looking forward to trying again, but it was still a semi-disaster.  The clip on the thermometer must have been […]

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Keene Pumpkin Festival

Every year for the past 7 years I have put the Keene Pumpkin Festival in New Hampshire on my list of “Fall Things To Do” – but every year I missed it.  Pathetic. This year (the 20th anniversary of the KPF) I knew I needed to man up, so I marked the day on the calendar well in […]

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