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Jillsifer's picture

Pumpkin cookies again (post #65230)

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Did I not see something in this folder about soft pumpkin cookies, possibly with cream-cheese frosting? Or am I hallucinating? I could SWEAR I saw it???


SERIOUSLY need that day of downtime . . .


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leonap's picture

(post #65230, reply #1 of 24)

It's under "Looking for a Recipe."

Jillsifer's picture

(post #65230, reply #2 of 24)

Thank you. Good to know I'm not completely losing my mind.


Well at least not over pumpkin cookies. ;-)


'Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.



Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

leonap's picture

(post #65230, reply #3 of 24)

Certainly. I have a lot of days like that. Sigh.

Gretchen's picture

(post #65230, reply #4 of 24)

Better go ahead and get your pumpkin. There is apparently a shortage.  You can have mine!!  ;o)

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Jillsifer's picture

(post #65230, reply #5 of 24)

A pumpkin shortage? How can this be? Disconcerting.


Wonder if the price of canned pumpkin will skyrocket?


Along those lines, has anybody read of an impending sugar shortage? I'm, as always, a bit skeptical at this news being released just ahead of the holiday baking season . . .


'Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.



Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Marcia's picture

(post #65230, reply #7 of 24)

Canned pumpkin is actually butternut squash. Bet there's not a butternut squash shortage. ;-)

Jillsifer's picture

(post #65230, reply #8 of 24)

It is? Seriously? How do you acquire this knowledge? I'm impressed!

'Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.



Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Marcia's picture

(post #65230, reply #9 of 24)

I read it somewhere a long time ago, and it's been confirmed by people on CT, as well as elsewhere. The butternut squash is denser and much more consistent in quality than most pumpkins, or so I gather.

MadMom's picture

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Does that mean that all the pumpkin pies made over the years (or perhaps I should say 98% of them) have actually been butternut squash pies?


ETA what does the can have on the label? 




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Edited 10/21/2009 3:18 pm ET by MadMom

Marcia's picture

(post #65230, reply #14 of 24)

Several other squashes are used, too, but pumpkin is a kind of squash. (I think. LOL)

For some strange reason, I have an old can in my cabinet. The label says -- ingredient: pumpkin/ ingrediente: calabaza, which is Spanish for squash, isn't it?

TracyK's picture

(post #65230, reply #15 of 24)

Weeeeeeeeellll, kind of. LOL.


http://www.slashfood.com/2005/10/24/canned-pumpkin-is-it-really-pumpkin/


http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/ingredients-pantry/canned-pumpkin-what-is-it-really-made-of-069123


 


 



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Lee's picture

(post #65230, reply #24 of 24)

I don't have any on the shelf, but I'm pretty sure it just says "squash."

Marcia's picture

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There's no shortage here -- they've been at all of the local farm markets for weeks now, and there are plenty of them.

Adele's picture

(post #65230, reply #12 of 24)

http://www.seriouseats.com/2009/09/nationwide-shortage-of-canned-pumpkin-threatens-thanksgiving-pies.html

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

But, but, it's SUPPOSED to taste like that!

Marcia's picture

(post #65230, reply #13 of 24)

I was just looking around and came upon this. It won't affect us. :-)

Jillsifer's picture

(post #65230, reply #11 of 24)

There is apparently a shortage.


Yes! I googled "canned pumpkin" and "news" and yes, indeed, Virginia, there is talk of a canned-pumpkin shortage.


Using fresh is SUCH a pain . . . oh, well.


 


'Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.



Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Marcia's picture

(post #65230, reply #16 of 24)

If I were making it fresh, I'd use roasted butternut squash. It's easy and good, and you don't have to cook it down forever.

I found some blogs from August about the shortage, and Libby's was supposed to have it back on the shelves in late September, but I guess that hasn't happened, whether because of an actual shortage or hoarding. People do get worked up....

Jillsifer's picture

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People do get worked up....


H*LL, yes, people get worked up! This people right here spends THE ENTIRE YEAR preparing for Halloween and then learns that nature's last word in vegetal perfection might not be available?!?!?! Gad.


I passed out at my desk--Roger and Tony had to revive me with smelling salts. Thank God they were pumpkin-spice-latte-scented ones. ;-)


There's just something cosmically WRONG with a pumpkin shortage--real or perceived--in October.


(Just kidding, of course. I ALWAYS have canned pumpkin on hand--sufficient for our needs and a little extra. My pantry could put the Mormons to shame.)



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Edited 10/21/2009 4:52 pm by Jillsifer

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Marcia's picture

(post #65230, reply #21 of 24)

We live in an area with many farms, which is mostly residential now, but not too many years ago it was mostly farms. When driving almost anywhere, I pass farm markets with tons of local pumpkins of various varieties around, and many are perfect for carving. If you can't find carving pumpkins, I'll get some out to you -- promise.

Canned pumpkin or squash is all very well, but not good for Halloween carving.

So, is your pantry full of Jell-O? LOL

Jillsifer's picture

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So, is your pantry full of Jell-O? LOL


Oh, now THAT was a good one. Green Jell-O, yes, tons of it. (Actually, not. We all hate Jell-O.)


It's also full of coffee and tea and until the house went alcohol-free this past summer, a few bottles of wine and some bourbon and Gillen just discovered a gallon of vodka the other day that I'd overlooked. It was left over from a never-realized "gonna make cranberry cordial" project a few Christmases ago. Poor little bug. He was climbing up inside the food pantry to retrieve something and the bottle tumbled over and clocked him on his little (butternut squash?) head.


So no, we'd make really terrible Mormons. But there IS a ton of food in there.


And you are an absolute sweetheart to offer pumpkins. But there are plenty here too--the farmstands are full of them. (Which is another reason I'm skeptical about these shortage warnings.)



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Edited 10/21/2009 5:00 pm by Jillsifer

Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

MadMom's picture

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My theory is that I want to buy lots of whatever stuff is predicted to be in short supply before the hoarders get to it!



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Gretchen's picture

(post #65230, reply #19 of 24)

I think if I were to make a "pumpkin" pie, I'd use sweet potatoes!! Now that is a GOOD pie.


I think I've told this here before, but anyway--I was living in NYC in an apartment and decided I would make a pumpkin pie like my very dear Aunt Gladys's. She lived in a gorgeous old farm house in southern Ohio, surrounded by true Early American antiques, always had an apron on, etc. SO, I just knew she used a pumpkin. Got one, baked it, tried to put the meat through a sieve, and finally threw the sieve and all away.
Flash forward to next visit with Aunt Glad.  "Oh dahling, (think Paula Deen here!), I never used anything but canned pumpkin."  LOL


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Jillsifer's picture

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Edna Lewis' sweet-potato pie is one of my family's favorites. Yummmmmm.


I LOVE the story about your auntie and her pie! Charming.


'Tis now the very witching time of night, when churchyards yawn and hell itself breathes out contagion to this world.



Christmas is the season for kindling the fire of hospitality in the hall, the genial flame of charity in the heart.

-- Washington Irving

Gretchen's picture

(post #65230, reply #17 of 24)

I re-read our food columnist and apparently it was a small blip, there was a bit of a run, and now all seems to be restored to holiday goodness. BUT sugar prices have increased, and apparently will continue to do so for a while.

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