Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without a great, homemade pumpkin pie. At least, that’s what we’re told. But when you’re looking at a great spread, complete with desserts, a little light changeup is nice. I’ve been having a great time this year making some fantastic cupcake and...

There’s a rule of thumb in cooking: if you find multiple recipes for the same kind of thing, figure out what they have in common. That’s the actual recipe. Everything else is a tweak or a family signature – which is totally fine, and it’s...

Now that you're all up to speed on what goes into the legendary pumpkin spice, it's probably time we tried our hand at some recipes! Of course the fall season is filled with amazing food, and the whole point of #Squashtober is that right now we're...

In the last few years, it seems the food industry has gone completely bonkers over pumpkin spice. It’s in lattes. It’s in cookies. It’s in loaves. It’s even in dog food. But what the heck is “pumpkin spice,” and what’s the big deal about it? Well, there’s not...

It's pie time! Thanksgiving is this weekend in Canada, and that means it's time to get baking! Nothing says "Thanksgiving" like a fresh-baked pumpkin or apple pie (or both!). And the base of any good pie is, of course, the shell! Pie dough can be tricky and a...

Fall is the best time of year for a lot of reasons. Of course we know that everything in the food world is focused on pumpkin spice everything right now, and likely will be until after our friends in the USA celebrate Thanksgiving in November....

Pumpkin Spice everything shows up first thing in the fall, and suddenly becomes an inescapable seasonal element right up until December (when "holiday spice" becomes a thing). Of course, a little ingenuity turns up the fact that, apart from the pumpkin itself, the combination of spices...

Holiday shopping with a conscience is a great way to live your values while also enjoying the fun of holiday gift giving. Unfortunately, it's not always easy to figure out which charity stores actually make a difference in the lives of the people they're meant...

Last time we went over how we put together an insanely good turkey for Thanksgiving dinner (see that post HERE). Now let's talk gravy! Gravy really isn't that big a deal. In fact, you can get an amazing gravy out of a can or a pouch....