By Catherine Chidiac
2 2/3 cups sugar 2/3 cup raisins
2/3 cup shortening 2/3 cup chopped nuts
1 can (16 ounces) pumpkin 4 eggs
2/3 cup water 1/2 teaspoon baking power
3 1/3 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon ground cloves
2 teaspoons baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1 ½ teaspoons salt
Heat oven to 350. Grease bottoms only of 2 loaf pans, 9 x 5 x 3 inches, or 3 loaf pans, 8 ½ x 4 ½ x 2 ½ inches. Mix sugar and shortening in 2 ½ quart bowl. Stir in pumpkin, water, and eggs. Mix in flour, baking soda, salt, cinnamon, cloves, and baking powder; stir in nuts and raisins. Pour into pans. Bake until wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Bake for 1 hour 10 minutes; cool five minutes. Loosen sides of loaves from pans; remove from pans. Cool completely before slicing. 2 or 3 loaves (24 slices each); 125 calories per slice. Enjoy!
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By Kristyn Lyncheski
Assistant Digital Editor
1½ cups of cold milk
1 package (1 ounce) butter-
scotch pudding mix
½ cup canned pumpkin
½ teaspoon ground cinnamon
¼ teaspoon ground ginger
¼ teaspoon ground allspice
1 cup whipped topping (divided)
-Whisk milk and pudding mix for two minutes. Let stand for two minutes or until it is soft-set.
-Combine the pumpkin, cinnamon, ginger and allspice.
-Fold pumpkin mixture into pudding.
-Fold in ½ cup of whipped topping.
-Put in individual dishes and refrigerate until served. Top with remaining whipped topping.
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By Erin Bell
Pirate Life Editor
4 pounds of apples
Wash and cut apples, removing the cores and cutting the fruit into wedges. Place wedges into a blender and blend until pulp. Place the pulp into a cheesecloth or other clean mesh bag and squeeze the juice from the pulp into a saucepan. Heat all the cider squeezed at 160 degrees for a short time – watch the cider carefully, and don’t overcook it. Make sure the cider is finished by taste-testing.
Optional tips –
Mix liter of apple cider with 1/4 cup maple syrup for a sugary taste.
Serve with cinnamon sticks or cloves.
Add berries or sliced fruit such as oranges or lemons, or simply more apples, for additional flavor.
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