November 21, 2007
Honey Molasses Pumpkin Pie
It would be nice if we were able to say that the following comes from a traditional family recipe. Unfortunately, I don't know any of the recipes that either of my grandmothers might have used, and my Mom used store-bought canned pumpkin and a recipe on the side of the can. Nonetheless, this pumpkin pie recipe is one that I concocted some years ago, and is rather tasty:
Honey Molasses Pumpkin Pie Recipe
1. Prepare the Pumpkin
Cut in half pumpkin. Scoop out and discard stringy matter and seeds. Place both halves down (cut side) on a pan and place in the oven at 350 degrees for about 45 minutes to an hour. Remove pumpkin when meat is so soft that the skin pulls away easily.
2. Prepare the Pie Contents
Combine 5-1/2 cups of pumpkin meat with the following:
. 6 eggs
. 1 cup of honey
. 1 cup of unsulphured molasses
. 1 and 1/2 tsp. of salt
. 3 tsp. of cinnamon
. 1 and 1/2 tsp. of ginger
. 1 tsp. of cloves
. 1 tsp. of nutmeg
. 4 and 1/2 cups of evaporated milk (substitute cream, if desired)
3. Prepare the Pie
Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Pour pie contents into a prepared pie crust lining a pie tin -- should fill 4 to 5 9-inch pie shells (use prepared frozen ones, if desired). Bake at 425 degrees for 15 minutes. Then reduce heat to 350 degrees and bake for another 45 minutes to an hour. Pie is finished when a knife inserted into center and removed comes out clean.
November 11, 2007
New ThunderButte.com T-Shirt
In creating a number of t-shirts, a poster print, and eventually additional merchandise featuring Thunder Butte, the point for me is not to make any money at this. Originally, I just was looking to design a t-shirt to order for myself – and, indeed, I did get one. Now, I want to afford the opportunity to anyone else who would like a Thunder Butte t-shirt or other merchandise to take a look – and if you like what you see – place an order. Again, you can browse the Thunder Butte merchandise and purchase it, if you would like, by clicking the link here.
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