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  • Quote:"Pumpkin SoupBy Jane Shapton from Woman's Day | November 16, 2004
    Pumpkin fans don’t have to wait until dessert to get their hands on the good stuff—simply whip up this creamy combination of pumpkin purée simmered with onion, cream and sherry in a chicken broth base.
    Active Time: 25 minutes
    Total Time: 35 minutes
    Recipe Ingredients
    1 Tbsp butter
    1 cup chopped onion
    1 can (15 oz) 100% pure pumpkin
    2 cups chicken broth
    1 tsp each thyme and salt
    2 small bay leaves
    1 cup light cream
    1/4 cup dry sherry (optional)
    Garnish: chopped chives
    Recipe Preparation
    1. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Add onion and sauté over medium-high heat 5 minutes or until translucent. Stir in pumpkin, broth, thyme, salt and bay leaves. Bring to a boil, reduce heat to low and simmer 15 minutes to develop flavors. Remove from heat; re­move bay leaves. Cover and refrigerate.

    2. To serve: Bring to a simmer over medium-high heat. Add cream and sherry. Cook, stirring often.

  • Quote:"Pasta with Pumpkin SauceBy Jackie Plant from Woman's Day | January 1, 2009
    Active Time: 5 minutes
    Total Time: 20 minutes
    Recipe Ingredients
    1 lb radiatore pasta
    1 1/2 cups broccoli florets
    8 oz turkey breakfast sausage, removed from casing
    1 tsp pumpkin pie spice
    1 1/4 cups fat-free or regular half and half
    1 cup canned cooked pumpkin
    2 Tbsp brown sugar
    1/4 tsp salt
    Recipe Preparation
    1. Cook pasta as package directs, adding broccoli 3 minutes before pasta will be done.

    2. Meanwhile, cook sausage in a large nonstick skillet over medium-high heat, breaking up with spoon, until cooked through, about 6 minutes. Drain fat.

    3. Stir in pumpkin pie spice; cook 1 minute. Stir in half and half, pumpkin, sugar and salt. Heat mixture to boiling and cook 1 minute longer.

    4. Drain pasta and broccoli. Return to pot. Add sauce and toss to mix.

    // Pumpkin puree ideas

  • Quote:"Green said the AAA expects a record number of people to take to the roads this Thanksgiving season.

    "We're expecting 94 percent of all holiday travelers to go by automobile," Green said, up 12 percent from last year.

    // 12% = millions of more drivers = hundreds of millions more miles driven = dozens of more deaths.

  • // Piece actually quotes the reconciliation law.
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