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Pumpkin Recipe Roundup

Pumpkin recipes have always been part of my family’s autumn menu selection. That might have something to do with the fact my grandfather used to grow giant pumpkins. He was one of the first in Nova Scotia to use seeds from famous giant pumpkin grower, Howard Dill. Each summer we would visit my grandfather’s pumpkin patch and watch as one tiny seed kept growing and growing into a monstrous pumpkin. Sometimes he won prizes at the county fair and even if he didn’t we had lots of pumpkin to use! As a child with developing taste buds, we tended to stick to two variations of pumpkin – roasted seeds or more often, pumpkin pies. My dad enjoys baking and pumpkin pies are still one of his specialities (his recipe coming soon!). I think that enjoying his pumpkin pies is where my love for the savoury over sweet tastebuds developed. I adore […]

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Recipe: Henderson Family Cinnamon Rolls

  This recipe is very special to our family because it is only used once per year – at Thanksgiving. Each October my father’s side of the family gathers for “Thanksgiving in the Woods” and between 30-40 of us trek about three miles into the woods to a family member’s hunting camp to enjoy our turkey dinner. My Aunt Mary would make them as her contribution to our family dinner. They’d never make it to dessert – they were always an appetizer, enjoyed either on the way back to camp or once we arrived. Just weeks before Thanksgiving 2011, Aunt Mary passed away. Carrying on the tradition I knew immediately that I had to step up and carry on her tradition. What I didn’t immediately know was that is was one of her last wishes that someone make the cinnamon rolls from the family recipe she kept of my grandmother’s […]

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