A few months ago, I spent some time doing volunteer work in Kenya through the volunteer agency International Volunteer HQ. I stayed with a Kenyan family and volunteered at an orphanage, Internally Displaced Persons camps, and with the Masai (warrior tribes in Kenya). It was an extremely moving experience. Read more.

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    Pumpkin Pie

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    The Ultimate Pumpkin Pie

    This pumpkin pie post has been patiently waiting for me to put it up for some time now.  It’s well worth the wait.  It would be criminal to only make this in the Fall when it’s that good.

    Bruce Weinstein and Mark Scarbrough published an amazing Ultimate Cookbook (the name is absolutely on point), and this pumpkin pie is their variation of their Squash Ginger Pie.  I have adapted only slightly.

    …continue reading Pumpkin Pie



    Pumpkin Carving

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    This year I carved a pumpkin for my very first time.  What do you think??

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    My very first carved pumpkin!

    I’m really pleased with it!  And, I promise, my next few posts will be all the terrific recipes from my Hallowe’ern Murder Mystery Dinner Party!