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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