If you're like us and are still planning out your Thanksgiving menu, here is a pumpkin pie recipe you might find helpful. I don't know the original source; it was handed down to me from my mom a few years ago. I can still remember watching the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade on TV and smelling this lovely pie cooking in the oven. Which begs the question -- what are you doing for Thanksgiving this year? Are you a parade/football watcher? Or do you do something a bit more active like a Turkey Trot 5K?
The first week of fall has come and gone and the temperatures are cooling down (at least here in the Pacific Northwest). It's time to get out the long pants, the boots, and the sweaters (ooh, and scarves... they are the best!). It's also time to start making soups, specifically the best soup on the planet (we're not biased or anything): Curried Butternut Squash. We would even suggest lighting a fire in the fireplace before making this soup because fire in the fireplace + curried butternut squash soup = cozy bliss.
For those who work outside the home and/or have kids, you know the evening routine can get a little stressful. Everybody gets home – hungry and tired – and one of the responsible adults has to get dinner on the table in the midst of all the chaos. The first thing you do is look in the fridge to see what's in there and what you can throw together.