Five Ways to Put a Different Twist on Your Traditional Pumpkin Pie

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Thanksgiving is a big deal in our family. It is usually hosted by my mother who typically plans the menu which is always very traditional and always ends with the pumpkin pie. Not apple, not French silk, but pumpkin. Don’t mess with the pumpkin pie ~ and I’m always asked to bring it. That being said, there are times when I’ve wanted to give a nod to the pumpkin but shake things up a bit just for kicks. Here are a few things I have found to be different, while keeping well within the pumpkin pie theme…

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Kettle Klatches! Preserving Your Soup Garden

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After a gardening break over the summer, Carol Alexander and I, are back in the saddle and back with another episode of Kettle Klatches!. In this session we talk about preserving your soup garden by canning, freezing, and dehydrating your home grown herbs and vegetables.

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Lacto Fermented Spicy Green Tomato Pickles

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While I still have garlic to plant and sweet potatoes to harvest, our summer gardening season is coming to an end. One of the first crops to finish, of course was the tomatoes. In an effort to waste as little as possible I spent last Saturday afternoon gathering up the green tomatoes, some of which will become spicy green tomato pickles.

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