Monthly Archives: October 2014

How to Winterize Your Deck

Your deck has treated you well all summer long. It’s time to return the favor.  Heavy use, sun and incidental damage can take a toll on a residential deck during the summer months, but as summer turns to fall and … Continue reading

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Mason Jar Pumpkin Pie

From Halloween through Christmas, pumpkin pie is a big part of our holiday dessert rotation. Sometimes we use a graham cracker crust. Other times pies are topped with sugared pecans or made using cream cheese for a creamy pie-meets-cheesecake texture. … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Mousse Recipe

French for “foam,” mousse has been part of the culinary landscape since the late 1800s. The method of transforming foods into a light, airy foam was originally reserved for vegetables or fish, but by the early 1900s mousse became the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Seed Brittle

Brittle is among the earliest forms of prepared candies. Cook sugar to a temperature of 300 degrees F and it reaches what is called “hard crack” stage. Once cooled, its glassy texture and breakability makes it easy to understand where … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

f you’re going for an “easy like Sunday morning” vibe, it’s hard to beat a hot cup of coffee and the perfection that is a hot, sticky, melt-in-your-mouth cinnamon roll. The only problem is, someone has to make it.   … Continue reading

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How to Make Moisturizing Coconut and Olive Oil Soap

Different oils have different value when producing soap. Olive oil is a gentle moisturizer, coconut oil adds lather, and palm oil hardens well. Once you’ve tried your hand at the process, you can begin to explore adjusting oils or adding … Continue reading

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Make Your Own Candy Corn

Invented in the 1880s, candy corn found commercial success in 1898 when their creator founded the Goelitz Candy Company. Without automation, production was labor intensive and limited to just a few months a year, but the popularity of the tri-colored … Continue reading

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