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Happy Thanksgiving — try a pie!

Pumpkin Pi! Photo by Paul Adam Smith.
Pumpkin Pi! Photo by Paul Adam Smith.
It’s Thanksgiving, and here at the BHB Jason and I are thankful for our wonderful readers, who have made our first month and a half of publishing such fun! To thank you, here’s a great pumpkin pie recipe from my grandma’s recipe collection. I’ve used this recipe many times and it is very good.

Pumpkin Pie

Start with 1 recipe pie crust. Set the uncooked shell aside.
Preheat oven to 450 degrees.

Put 2 cups pumpkin (or one small can) into mixing bowl.

2 eggs beaten slightly (Egg Beaters work just fine if you want it to be lower-fat)

1/2 c. granulated sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
1 tsp. cinnamon
1/4 tsp. ginger
1/4 tsp. ground cloves
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. vanilla

then add:
1 c. scalded milk (skim milk works fine if you wish to use it, and so does
soy milk)

Mix all together. Pour into pie shell. Bake at 450 degrees for 12-15 minutes, turn
the heat down to 350, bake 45 minutes. It’s done when you can stick a knife in the
middle and it comes out clean.

Makes 1 pie. For two pies, use a large can of pumpkin and double everything
else exactly.


Pumpkin decorating at Columbia City Farmers Market

Pumpkin creativity; photo by Hint of Plum -- thanks!
Pumpkin creativity; photo by Hint of Plum -- thanks!
This Wednesday, October 22, is the last day of this season’s Columbia City Farmers Market, and the season will end with a colorful, glittery splash: a children’s pumpkin decorating event, from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Pumpkins and squashes, along with paint, glitter, feathers, etc. will be supplied by the Market.

The Market is located at 4801 Rainier Avenue South (at South Edmunds). Directions may be found at the Market’s web page, or at Google Maps.