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Happy Thanksgiving

November 27, 2014 12:16 pm

We hope everyone has a wonderful day surrounded by family and friends! Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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Fascinating Websites for Foodies

November 26, 2014 1:02 pm

For devoted foodies, enjoying food is about much more than just eating. Cooking, mixing drinks, baking, and learning about the origins of every ingredient are all important aspects for getting most out of every dish, and these informative websites are devoted to the culture of food.

Have you ever wanted to learn to make your own vanilla extract? Or to find the best culinary creations available at your local gas station? What about how to tell if your turkey is done? Chow is an elaborate website devoted to all of your most pressing foodie questions and creative recipes that you've never thought to try, from the perfect Brandy Alexander cocktail to halibut puttanesca. It also features a discussion board where you can connect with other foodies to talk about cooking techniques, restaurants, and other culinary concerns.

This website is a cheese-lover's paradise, full of every type of cheese imaginable and the various ways to cook with them. Browse the site by texture, milk, country, or type, and even search vegetarian cheeses as alternatives to contemporary favorites. Cheese.com even includes serving and storage advice, cutting tips, and the perfect wine pairings for any cheese you choose.

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Add a Twist to Your Pumpkin Pie!

November 24, 2014 11:02 am

Would you like to try something new with an old fashioned Thanksgiving favorite? Be the talk of the table at your feast with this delectable new twist on pumpkin pie!

Pumpkin Mousse Pie with Pecan Crust


1 cup finely chopped toasted pecans
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
3 tablespoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted

6 ounces cream cheese, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 15-ounce can pumpkin
1/4 cup whipping cream
1 tablespoon unsulfured molasses
2 teaspoons cornstarch
1 rounded teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 teaspoon ginger
1/4 teaspoon ground cloves
Whipped Cream for serving

The Steps

For the crust:

Preheat oven to 350°F. Butter the bottom of a 9-inch pie pan. Combine the pecans, graham cracker crumbs, sugar and salt in a medium bowl. Add the butter and stir until well blended. Press the mixture over the bottom and up the sides of the prepared pan. Bake until almost just golden brown, about 10 minutes. Cool completely.

For the filling:

Using an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese and sugar in a large bowl until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time. Mix in the pumpkin, cream, molasses, cornstarch, cinnamon, ginger and cloves. Pour the filling into the crust and bake until the filling puffs slightly at the edge and is gently set in the center, about 40 minutes. Cool completely.

Pie can be baked ahead. Keep up to 6 hours at cool room temperature or refrigerate overnight.
To make the pie gluten-free, you can simply replace the 1 cup graham cracker crumbs with 1 cup of crushed gluten-free graham cracker crumbs (about 4 ounces of crackers).

If you have any leftovers we will gladly accept them in the office!

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