pumpkin bread

Did you watch last night’s Top Chef? You know, the new one in Texas. I recorded it then watched it this afternoon. And while I usually love Top Chef, this episode left me feeling… well, a little annoyed. I get that they wanted to make it bigger being in Texas and all that. But shouldn’t […]

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pumpkin pie

Before I tell you about this pie, I first want to thank you all for your support and kind words. The comments on yesterday’s post made me feel warm-and-fuzzy-special which is a nice change from the short-bus-special I normally feel. I never rode a short bus but I did ride a special bus in high […]

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to can or not to can? that is the question

A few years ago, I decided I needed to make a pumpkin pie using an actual pumpkin. Do you get these kinds of urges? I get them all the time. Like what’s the best kind of pie crust? How do you make brown sugar? And what would happen if I substitute a little butter with […]

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scooping out a pumpkin

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If it weren’t for cleaning out the inside of a pumpkin, I think I would cook with them more often. It takes me forever to scrape out all of the stringy stuff inside. This has made me lazy and I mostly use canned now. But we bought a few pumpkins for Hallloween decorations, and never […]

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pumpkin pound cake with dulce de leche swirls

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I made a batch of dulce de leche brownies last week for my humor writing class (it was my turn to bring snacks), but the recipe only calls for about half of the can. Which meant there was some leftover. Which meant I was left vulnerable. So I put the leftovers in a jar and […]

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pumpkin scotchies

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On the back of the package of butterscotch chips, there is a recipe for Oatmeal Scotchies. While I love oatmeal chocolate chip cookies, I am a sucker for butterscotch. I blame my dad for this. He got me hooked on Brach’s butterscotch discs. And butterscotch sundaes. And butterscotch pudding. Mmm, pudding. I had the best […]

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pumpkin pinwheels

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Seventy days. Ten weeks. Two months… no matter how I express how long I have been away from work, it does not match how long it feels. I left work about that long ago. I voluntarily, without coercion or drugs, bid adieu to my job as a software engineer and left my colleagues with dulce […]

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