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Jamaican-Spiced Pumpkin Pie: Mixing Pumpkin and Coconut

“Pumpkin pie,” my grandson Daniel replied. He was ordering Thanksgiving dessert. “Find that recipe,” Suzen commanded. We have this recipe, the recipe,  for pumpkin pie that is sensational. Haven’t made it for a couple of years. I go to search to find it. I search. And I search. It’s not on the computer. My forehead…

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Thanksgiving Ideas 2011

  “How long have you had these symptoms?” the doctor asked me. “A week or two,” I answered. “About a month at this level. Decades at a reduced level.” Suzen was contributing to my diagnosis. I did not appreciate the “decades” bit. “So,” the doctor continued, “your issue is confusion.” “Yes,” I said. “YES,” Suzen…

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Pumpkin Chiffon Cake for Thanksgiving

  Here is a Thanksgiving dessert that is classic yet different. The pumpkin flavor is here, but it’s a cake, a glorious chiffon cake, and not a pie. [Okay, make the pie, too, and serve it on Friday to avoid tears]. I led my Cooking by the Book team as the official test kitchen for…

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Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good by Dorie Greenspan

From time to time I have to emphatically praise the exceptional. This is such a time. Dorie Greenspan’s new book Around My French Table is so much fun I can’t stand it. Besides the perfect recipes, the book reads like a fabulous mystery book, a true page turner. Of course, the recipes themselves are not…

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