Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Sunday, November 11, 2012

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Some of you may not realize this, but pumpkin puree does not originate in a can.  I know I didn’t.   In fact, it starts with real honest-to-goodness pumpkins.  Shocking, huh?  When I fist learned that I could make my own pumpkin puree from scratch, it was a revelation.  Homemade pumpkin puree is lighter, airier and has a much more delicate flavor than than the canned stuff.  Not to say that canned puree is bad – because it’s not.  It’s convenient and makes a damn fine pumpkin pie. But, considering how easy homemade puree is to make,  every self-respecting home cook should try it at least once.  And luckily for you, dear readers, I am about to show you how.  read more >>

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Hello and welcome to SGCC! I’m Susan, a professional writer, food columnist, recipe developer, wife, mother, daughter and sister, who used to be a lawyer in a previous life. My love of food comes from a long line of wonderful and creative Italian home cooks who didn’t always have a lot, but knew how to make a lot out of what they had. I hope that you enjoy yourself while you’re here, and visit often! read more >>

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