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Old 08-22-2006, 06:25 PM   #1
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Who's ready for pumpkin pie?

While I'm not quite there, yet...it's not going to be overmuch longer before I'm ready for pumpkin pie, apple pie, mulled wine, buttered rum...

It's been a fantastic summer so far. We went to Punta Cana back in June, down the shore just last week, Belmar every saturday, bike riding..all the great things you can do in summer...but I'm just about ready for the season to change.

I love making pumpkin pie from milk pumpkins, they are kind of squat and dusty looking. I think they are also referred to as cheese pumpkins because they resemble a wheel of cheese. It makes for a much brighter coloured pie. Having said that, I find the Libby's canned pumpkin to be of superior quality and will happily use it when I don't have the time or inclination to deal with fresh pumpkin.

I'm a pumpkin junkie, so I imagine I'll be all over any pumpkin topics.

I think cool whip on pumpkin pie is sacrilege....nothing but fresh whipped cream..
and pumpkin muffins, and pumpkin coffee cake, and pumpkin cheesecake, and pumpkin soup, and pumpkin ravioli, and pumpkn gnocchi, and pumpkin creme brulee,

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Old 08-22-2006, 06:47 PM   #2
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In the fall and winter, I put pumpkin (instead of fruit) in my oatmeal with pumpkin pie spice and milk.

I make my oatmeal with milk instead of water for more vitamins and calcium.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:47 PM   #3
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One of my favorites is pumpkin cupcakes. And I am so in the mood for a nice warm apple pie. I was at a store today and they had a dish that you bake the apple pie in. The one were it show the recipes printed right in the dish. They also had one for the pumpkin pie. They were regular $9.99 on sale for $6.99. I just might go back tomorrow and get one. It would also make a nice gift.
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Old 08-22-2006, 06:51 PM   #4
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Half Baked and JoAnn

I always use steel cut Irish oats for oatmeal, so I cook it in milk. I never even considered spooning some pumpkin into the oatmeal and now I simply must! thank you so much for that suggestion.

And JoAnn, hahahahaha, I have both of those pie plates, the apple one and the pumpkin one. If you plan to use the recipe on the plate, may I suggest you write it down before you put the bottom crust in! When I was younger, I made the mistake of trying the recipe but covering the thing with the crust without writing it down!
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:21 AM   #5
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All things pumpkin are great!!!! Pumpkin pie is one of those things that a knife has to be left in to grab a slice every time we pass the frig!!!

Has anyone tried -

Pumpkin Martini

3 oz. Infused Spiced Pumpkin Vodka
1 oz. Amaretto
Toasted Pumpkin Seeds for Garnish

Combine ingredients in a shaker with ice. Stir gently and strain into a chilled cocktail glass

I have a Chocolate-Pumpkin loaf that we just love - can't remember where I put the darn recipe...will look.
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Old 08-23-2006, 08:47 AM   #6
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Wink Dinner tonight ! August 23rd

Well, think we are having oven roasted Beer can chicken,w/dry rub, sweet corn, mashed potatoes, and Paula Deen's - garlic cheese biscuits ! Doing two, son, daughter-inlaw and 2 grandsons will be here too-------------- and of course ice cream cones for the litte ones.
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:19 AM   #7
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I make a great pumpkin cheesecake! It's best with fresh whipped cream. Why wait till November?
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Old 08-23-2006, 09:27 AM   #8
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I just LOVE pumpkin. We have it often. Last year kabocha squash was notably absent from the supermarkets in London so it was with utter glee I bought one here in Milan. I think this one is destined to be soup. I make a deeply morish thick pumpkin soup and if their are any left overs we hae it as a sauce over pasta the next day. Pumpkin pie is one of my favourite foods in the whole world, but neither my husband nor I are above simply putting a pumpkin in the oven til its soft, de seeding it and greedily eating the flesh with a spoon as the ultimate easy supper.

I am going to make pumpkin pie from scratch (instead of with canned pumkin- we get Libby's here too!) for the first time this year. I just cannot wait. I could it it day in day out. One of the best things about DC as far as I am concerned is the number of pumpkin recipes....in UK it is so overlooked.
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Any chance of the recipe for the pumpkin cheese cake?
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I'm moving this to Cakes.

The Bon Appetit Pumpkin Cheesecake recipe
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