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Thanksgiving – a time for traditions in food

Thanksgiving – a time for traditions in food

Thanksgiving is steeped in tradition – food tradition. Often, the flavors and smells vary from house to house and family to family. However, Thanksgiving wouldn’t be the same if those flavors and smells varied dramatically from generation to generation.

Therefore, we here at Freedom Home Care wanted to share a special recipe for pumpkin pie, straight from those who have called The White House home over the years and decades.

The following traditional pumpkin pie recipe was taken from “The White House Cook Book” by Hugo Ziemann, Steward of the White House, and Mrs. F. L. Gillette, a celebrated 19th-century cookbook author, published by The Saalfield Publishing Company, New York, in 1913. It was republished on VisitSavandaga.com.

Old-Time Pumpkin Pie Recipe

Stewed pumpkin, 1 heaping pint; 6 eggs; flour, 6 tablespoonfuls; butter, size of an egg; sugar, 1-1/2 cups; cinnamon, 2 level teaspoonfuls; ginger, 1/2 teaspoonful; 1/2 a grated nutmeg.

Directions: Rub the pumpkin through a colander, adding the butter, sugar, and spices, and make hot, then the beaten eggs and flour; mix smoothly together, and while hot put into the dish, having a thick crust to receive it, and bake in a moderate oven. — Henry Crane, Frost House, Eaton Rapids, Mich.

No matter what your family might prepare this year for Thanksgiving – long-running family recipes or new twists on the tried and true, the most important thing is to be thankful for the people that make it special. And we here at Freedom Home Care wish you the best this Thanksgiving.

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