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Pumpkin Pie


5 cups flour

3 tbsp brown sugar

1 tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

1 lb vegetable shortening (cold)

1 egg

2 tbsp apple cider vinegar

cold water to make a cup of liquid

Mix 5 ingredients.  In a cup add egg, vinegar, and water to combine.  Fold wet ingredients into shortening mixture.  Shape in disks and refrigerate for at least an hour.

Pumpkin mixture

1 cup pumpkin

3/4 cup sugar

1 cup milk

2 eggs

1/2 tsp cinnamon

1/2 tsp ginger

pinch of salt

Pour ingredients into a rolled out pie shell from the crust made above.  Bake in a 450 degree Fahrenheit oven for 10 minutes.  Lower heat to 350 degrees and bake for an addition 35 minutes or until center of pie is firm.

Halloween Candy Cookies

I always over estimate the amount of candy that I will pass out to trick or treaters on Halloween.  Consequently, I’m always left with packs of candy that I don’t want to eat. 

One way I use up the chocolate is in this cookie recipe.  I bake the cookies and then freeze them for later.  The cookies will keep for several months if they are wrapped properly before being frozen.

Any kind of chocolate candy can be used in this cookie batter.

1 cup white sugar

1 cup butter

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs, beaten

Mix the above ingredients together.

2 cups flour

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Special things to do in the Autumn

  • Have some hot mulled cider.
  • Walk through the pumpkin patch to pick the perfect pumpkin.
  • Rake leaves and jump in the pile.
  • Take a walk in the frosty air and listen to the wind bristling through the leaves.
  • Plant bulbs for spring.
  • Pick apples at the apple farm.
  • Go on a hayride.
  • Have a bonfire.
  • Go to a haunted village.
  • Carve Jack O ’ lanterns.
  • Tell ghost stories.
  • Go on a ghost walk.
  • Make a fresh pot of stew with root vegetables.
  • Go to a craft show.
  • Decorate the house with pumpkins, gourds, and Indian corn.
  • Go trick or treating.
  • Snuggle up with a book in front of the fireplace.harvest2