It’s Pumpkin Season: Paradise Pumpkin Pie

My mom didn’t cook very often when I was a kid, and she almost never baked.  It wasn’t that she wasn’t able–she is actually a very good cook.  But, she doesn’t really enjoy cooking, where my dad does, so he took the cooking duties.

The holiday meals were the one thing she did enjoy cooking, and this pie always topped off our Thanksgiving dinners.  This is one of my absolute favorites, although I have taking over the tradition of making it.

I have actually made it twice already this year, although Thanksgiving is still over a month away, and i am sure I will make it a few more before the holidays are done.  I get a lot of requests for the recipe, so I decided it is time to share.  🙂 Read More


Favorites of Fall

Taken by C. P. Lesley (from WANA Commons)

I have mentioned a few times in the past few weeks that, while the beach may be my favorite place to be, fall is my favorite time of year.  It is this season that I am thankful to live in such a great area of the country.

We live in eastern PA, just south of the Pocono Mountains. This time of year, the sights of fall are all around–mums are in full bloom, pumpkins abound, and the trees are a vibrant mix of reds, yellows and oranges.  Beautiful.

Of course, the beauty of the season is only one of the terrific aspects of fall. I love to cook and bake, and the foods of fall are some of my favorites–apple and pumpkin recipes, soups, stews and chilis, and comfort food galore! Read More