From Scratch Pumpkin Pie and a Thanksgiving Menu

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If you are making every attempt to try and eat good food this holiday season, food free of sweetened condensed milk, reddi whip, and jello fluff, then here is a menu that might lend you a hand. Some of these recipes are my own, and some I’ve gathered from my bloggie friends and neighbors who are good cooks and use whole ingredients. Included is a recipe for pumpkin pie made completely from scratch: using fresh pumpkin and cream instead of canned milk.

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A Birthday Dinner: Beer Braised Shortribs and Homemade Individual Boston Cream Pies

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My sweet husbie celebrated his 40th birthday last Monday. Since we were in the middle of a move last year and his birthday dinner consisted of pizza on the run, I wanted to do something special this year, not to mention the fact that celebrating 40 is a momentous occasion. Enjoy some of the recipes from our menu including beer braised short ribs and little Boston cream pies.

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