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I’ll always wonder why my school never offered (or required) a home economics class. We took shop class as part of the standard curriculum and were later offered electives such as architecture, theater, dance, ceramics, photography, studio art, jazz band, choir etc. But where was the class that taught you how to sew back on that errant button or boil water for pasta? Don’t get me wrong, we were writing papers in middle school. I was well prepared for the academics of college. I spent an enormous amount of time in the theater and took shop multiple times; I can wield an electric drill with the best of them. But so many people I knew went to college never having

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It’s Thanksgiving Thursday, which means that I’ve got another Thanksgiving classic for you today: the pumpkin roll. Okay, this might not be a classic for everyone, but it’s the traditional Thanksgiving dessert in my family and it’s becoming increasingly popular. Not to go all hipster on you, but we’ve been making this long before it’s current popularity and, while I’m excited that others are discovering the goodness of the pumpkin roll, I’m a little disturbed at certain developments. For instance, last year I found a mass produced version in a gas station convenience store in Virginia. It was very upsetting. If you come across one of those prepackaged monstrosities, don’t fall prey to its pumpkin-ey wiles. I know that flirty

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Pinterest is an interesting¬† and addictive thing. I love skimming through the food/beverage list to see what other folks are making and to get ideas. One thing that pops up a lot during fall are the pumpkin cream cheese muffins. They are everywhere – I think they might be available at every coffee shop in town. Well, at least starbucks and the swanky ones. My family makes a pumpkin roll every year at Thanksgiving, so I’m very familiar with the joys of spiced pumpkin cake with cream cheese, but I have never jumped on the muffin band wagon before. However, a friend at work came across one of the pictures of these delicious-looking muffins the other day and was of

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