I was wandering through Walmart the other day waiting for my grand daughter get her hair cut. So I took a look in the cake decorating isle and found this little cookie stamp by Nordic Ware. I try to buy something every year from Nordic Ware because all their products are American made. Only now after 20 + years of doing this I have quite a collection of bake ware and have run out of space to store it.
This is a little different from the traditional Pumpkin Pie but it does have good flavor. Butternut squash does make a better pie but I was surprised how good the acorn squash turned out. I had 2 halves left over from a meal that no one wanted. I had baked more then one squash. I add a maple sausage patty to each piece when baking and that makes the acorn squash a main dish. I didn't want to waste the pudding squash so I chose to make it into a custard pie.
As my Thursday is wrapping up and most of y'all's Thursdays are starting, it's time for another open thread Thursday.
I missed it last Thursday due to having a very sick cat - we ended up taking her to a cardiologist and getting a brain MRI, but they couldn't really figure out what was wrong with her. The good news is that she's mostly recovered now.
I see frozen blueberries all the time at the grocery store. It just never crossed my mind to use them in pie. Even though I used to pick blueberries when I lived in Ohio and froze them to use for pies years ago. I usually buy the pie filling already made in cans because I live to far south to grow them. Because it takes two cans to make a 9 inch pie, blueberry pie is reserved for special occasions.
Business in Crimea has taken a beating since the peninsula’s annexation by Russia. Crimea’s tourism industry collapsed, and companies were cut off from vital suppliers and customers in Ukraine. Now comes the latest blow: nationalization.
From bakeries to shipyards, Crimea’s Kremlin-backed government is moving aggressively to take over businesses that it deems “inefficient,” strategically important, or friendly to the government in Kiev.
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