Nutty November

by Sarah on October 26, 2012 · 90 comments

Secret’s out: I am a failure as a food blogger.

Why?

Well, many reasons.

(Including Thursday morning when I accidentally deleted my entire blog. Oops.)

But this time of year, it would be because I have yet to crack open a can of pumpkin.

these had cobwebs on them. seriously.

However, I have begun wearing out the twist tie on this glorious bag of seasonally appropriate and ‘wheretheheckdidyougetthatbecauseineedsomeNOW‘ powder.

If you ask me, there is only one thing to do with pumpkin powder:*

*OK, actually, if you ask me I can think of a bunch of things to do with it, but I’m going for dramatic effect here, people.

Put it in the food processor……and turn it into Nutty Butter!

That’s right. In case you couldn’t have figured it out–or at least secretly hoped–the first of November’s featured Nutty Butter flavors is Pumpkin Pie.

artwork by calee himes, genius

And so bizarrely does it taste just like pumpkin pie that the word ‘wow’ might escape from your lips. [Alternatively, you might look confused and say, "Howdid you do that?"

"Sad Day." (2012)

I almost stopped with one. I really did.

I had this idea of a flavor in my head……and I tested it out so many times.

But either the flavor was off, or the texture was weird, or in some way, it just wasn’t right.

I won’t sell you a butter unless I am a believer.

In my opinion, it’s just not Nutty Butter unless you physically have to restrain yourself from continuing to consume it directly from the jar with a spoon.*

*Sadly, that is too long to be a tagline.

Finally, I got it.

Cranberry Shortbread

almost like a Girl Scout Trefoil cookie infused with a highly undervalued Thanksgiving side dish.

Bonus: This second flavor is peanut free!

although the department of agriculture advises that i warn you it is still processed in a facility with and around peanuts

And even though I have beautiful new labels designed by the irreplaceable and unmatched Calee Himes, I couldn’t help but make some handmade ones for old times sake.

also it took me so long to decide about the cranberry that she hasn't had a chance to design that one yet :)

Now, how do you get your mouth hands on them?

E-mail nuttybutterbrand@gmail.com with the following information:

  • Name
  • How many jars (and of which type)
  • Shipping Address (or at least state and zip code)
  • Payment preference: Paypal or personal check

[Please remember this is not my full time job, so it might take me up to 48 hours to respond. Please also remember this is not my full time job, and life gets in the way sometimes...so if I have not responded within four days, please DO e-mail again. :) ]

I will accept orders until midnight on Wednesday, November 7, 2012.

After that, you will be added to a waiting list for extra jars should I not receive payments or I miraculously have time to make extra…

Note: I have had to raise the price to $7.00  (50 cent increase) for each 4.5 oz. jar because of what my roommate calls the ‘swanky’ nuts, specialized ingredients, and small batch nature of my business is necessary…at least for this month.

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In the spirit of Thanksgiving, I would like to thank y’all by giving some November Nutty Butter away! :)

To enter:

Leave a comment telling me your favorite Thanksgiving treat or tradition.

Additional entries:

I will pick a winner on Sunday!

december, october, and november flavors all taste great with seasonal fruit :)

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{ 90 comments… read them below or add one }

Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 26, 2012 at 12:33 am

AHHHHH! I need the pumpkin. I mean, NEED.

Fav Thanksgiving tradition: Ketucky Derby Pie. It’s like pecan pie, but with chocolate chips a bourbon. Now that I think of it, that would make an awesome #nuttybutter…

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 26, 2012 at 12:34 am

I follow you.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 26, 2012 at 12:34 am

I like you.

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Laura @ Sprint 2 the Table October 26, 2012 at 12:34 am

I tweeted.

(Excuse me.)

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Gina @ Health, Love, and Chocolate October 26, 2012 at 12:42 am

I adore homemade cranberry sauce at Thanksgiving!

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Michelle @ Eat Move Balance October 26, 2012 at 5:11 am

I’d love to win some Nutty Butter! My favorite Thanksgiving treat is my Mom’s pecan bars. Good golly, they are the best.

I’ve never heard of pumpkin powder! That’s crazy. I’m super intrigued though!

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melissa October 26, 2012 at 6:13 am

favorite thanksgiving treat…. sweet potato souffle! not with marshmellows but candied pecan topping!

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Lindsay @ live. Love. Nutrition. October 26, 2012 at 6:35 am

My favorite thanksgiving treat would have to be my panettone stuffing and anything pumpkin really!

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Fran@BCDC October 26, 2012 at 6:38 am

These both sound so good, Sarah! Where on earth do you find pumpkin powder?! Leave it to you!!

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Alison October 26, 2012 at 6:39 am

Yum! Those flavors are perrrrfect for fall! My favorite Thanksgiving treat is….stuffing? Not really a treat but I only have it at Thanksgiving so it’s a treat for me! :) As for actual sweets, I love baked apples (in pie or just by themselves) a la mode. Mmm.

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Alison October 26, 2012 at 6:39 am

I am following @Nutty_Butter!

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Alison October 26, 2012 at 6:39 am

I like the Nutty Butter facebook page :)

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Alison October 26, 2012 at 6:40 am

Andddd I tweeted about the new flavas!

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Carolyn October 26, 2012 at 6:46 am

Pumpkin Nutty Butter!! I love hearing all your new flavors…they sound AMAZING

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Amy G October 26, 2012 at 7:25 am

I love stuffing. It’s the best part of a Thanksgiving meal.

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Renata October 26, 2012 at 7:39 am

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is the family dinner – homecooked with all the fixings! And my favorite Thanksgiving treat is of course, pumpkin pie!

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Renata October 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

I like Nutty Butter on Facebook!

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Renata October 26, 2012 at 7:40 am

Following on Twitter via @serene_streams!

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Renata October 26, 2012 at 7:41 am
Liz @ iheartvegetables October 26, 2012 at 8:22 am

Oh my gosh YUM!!!!! Sarah you’re a genius!!!

My favorite thanksgiving dish is the stuffing my mom makes just for me- no meat! ;)

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Tricia @ Saving room for dessert October 26, 2012 at 8:32 am

My children would say my chocolate pecan pie is their favorite Thanksgiving tradition – but I would say cornbread dressing. And, I hope I win because you already have my address because … I received my wonderful, delicious nutty butter order in the mail yesterday! I couldn’t wait to take my first bite of the apple pie and caramel apple flavors straight from the jar! My husband has been sick so I told him he couldn’t have any – just kidding! I loved it Sarah! It is deliciously awesome as are you :) Apple pie is my favorite of the two – and now this pumpkin will have to get on my list too! Have a lovely weekend!

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Nicole @ Curly Mommy October 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

Mmmmm, pumpkin pie!!!!! My favorite Thanksgiving treat is cornbread stuffing. And squash. And pie. Okay, I love it all.

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Nicole @ Curly Mommy October 26, 2012 at 8:37 am

I like Nutty Butter on the ‘book!

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Alex October 26, 2012 at 8:56 am

I’d like to make an epic special request. Half a liter of honey-roasted cinnamon and the other half pumpkin. Lets make this happen.

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Allie October 26, 2012 at 9:00 am

Ohmanohmanohmanohmanohman I hope you were asking me about cranberries in reference to swaps in relation to that nutty butter above because, um, that sounds amazing. (And I’ve opened a grand total of one can of pumpkin this fall. And only because I wanted to get it out of my cabinet. Yup, needed a good dusting first.)

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nikki October 26, 2012 at 9:20 am

I love sitting around the table and talking about what we’re thankful for!!

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nikki October 26, 2012 at 9:21 am

I liked nutty butter on Facebook!

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Georgiana October 26, 2012 at 9:37 am

I enjoy a family dinner and conversation with delicious foods and my favorite Thanksgiving treat is the Sweet Potato Casserole with the ooey-gooey marshmallows!

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Georgiana October 26, 2012 at 9:38 am

I also like Nutty Butter on Facebook!
Thank you so much as they sound divine!

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Angela Carson October 26, 2012 at 9:58 am

My favorite Thanksgiving treat is getting together with my family. Some I only see once a year, so it’s awesome.
I really want to win some Nutty Butter please!!! :-)

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Ashley October 26, 2012 at 10:03 am

I LOVE pumpkin pie!!! It’s my favorite Thanksgiving treat :)

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Ashley October 26, 2012 at 10:04 am

I like Nutty Butter on facebook!

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Ashley October 26, 2012 at 10:05 am

I follow Nutty Butter on twitter

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Ashley October 26, 2012 at 10:06 am

I also tweeted the giveaway :)

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Raymond October 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

Pumpkin Pie no doubt a classic is my favorite Thanksgiving treat!

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Raymond October 26, 2012 at 11:16 am

I also like Nutty Butter on Facebook! Thanks!

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Alexandra October 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

My favorite Thanksgiving food is sweet potato casserole! I love it with the brown sugar, syrup, pecans ahhh I cannot wait! I love everything about Thanksgiving – there is nothing better than lounging aroudn with the family, stuffing our faces and drinking wine :)

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Alexandra October 26, 2012 at 11:28 am

I like you on FB!

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Alexandra October 26, 2012 at 11:29 am

And follow you on twitter

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Elizabeth October 26, 2012 at 11:57 am

Pumpkin and turkey!

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Kait @ yogabeautylife October 26, 2012 at 12:10 pm

I <3 cranberry sauce. And candied yams. Clearly I have a sweet tooth! :)

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Danica @ It's Progression October 26, 2012 at 1:41 pm

Every Thanksgiving I look forward to my Grandma’s homemade apple crisp. It’s amazing.

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Danica @ It's Progression October 26, 2012 at 1:42 pm

I like Nutty Butter in facebook!

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Danica @ It's Progression October 26, 2012 at 1:43 pm

I’m following Nutty Butter on twitter! (@Danica_ipnp)

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Heather @ Better With Veggies October 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

My NEW favorite tradition is to “adopt-a-turkey” through Farm Sanctuary, no turkey eating in my house! :)

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Heather @ Better With Veggies October 26, 2012 at 2:10 pm

And I follow Nutty Butter on FB

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Heather @ Better With Veggies October 26, 2012 at 2:11 pm

And on twitter, of course!

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Peg October 26, 2012 at 3:17 pm

One of my favorite Thanksgiving traditions is to make a sweet potato souffle in individual ramekins… Tasty! I follow you on Facebook…

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Julia October 26, 2012 at 3:35 pm

My favorite part of Thanksgiving is still wowing the people I hang out with that I’m not eating Turkey and am usually eating an acorn squash, Tofurkey sausage or some other concoction. After 5 years now, they are still stunned when I don’t get turkey.

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Carla October 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

My favorite treat is the BREAD my mom makes…it’s kind of like Easter bread but more savory..

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Carla October 26, 2012 at 5:34 pm

Follow NB on twitter :)

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Krista October 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Oh goodness these flavors look AMAZING! My favorite Thanksgiving treat isn’t a typical Turkey Day dish, but my grandma always made her special graham cracker cream pie for Thanksgiving. As a proud member of the kids table (still at age 28…) we would attempt to hide it from the adults so that we could have it all to ourselves. :o ) It’s a family recipe she refused to share with anyone, but wrote down various versions of it that we found after she passed away. My cousin and I are still trying to perfect the pie to this day. :o )

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Krista October 26, 2012 at 5:51 pm

Facebook Fan! :o )

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Krista October 26, 2012 at 5:52 pm

Twitter follower already :o )

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables October 26, 2012 at 7:35 pm

Holy moly… I die over the pumpkin one, but I’m super excited about the peanut free one!! As usual, you make me drool!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables October 26, 2012 at 7:36 pm

I already like (love) you!

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables October 26, 2012 at 7:37 pm

I follow you on twitter. :)

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Brittany @ Delights and Delectables October 26, 2012 at 7:40 pm

and I tweeted.

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sara October 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

sweet potato anything all the way for thanksgiving!! Oh..and I used to overdose on my mom/aunt’s cheesy potatoes back in the lactose-eating days..mmmm

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sara October 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

and I like nutty butter on fb!

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Lauren October 26, 2012 at 8:09 pm

My favorite Thanksgiving treat is definitely pumpkin pie!

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Lauren October 26, 2012 at 8:11 pm

I follow Nutty Butter on Twitter

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Lisa October 26, 2012 at 8:32 pm

Oh my goodness. I need this pumpkin nut butter in my life. My favorite dish at Thanksgiving is this dish made with sweet potato, coconut oil, coconut butter and cinnamon that my mom makes, its amazing!

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Ellyn October 26, 2012 at 8:35 pm

Oh.My.Gosh. These look absolutely incredible. My mouth is watering as I read this post!

My favorite Thanksiving tradition would have to be running the Turkey Trot in the morning with my Dad and sister, coming home to my mom cooking some delicious food (making the house smell amazinggg) and of course watching the Macy’s Thanksgiving day parade! Ahhh I really cannot wait.

By the way, I absolutely love your blog. You are super funny and clever and I look forward to your posts! (Not trying to be a suck-up or anything, I just really like your blog!)

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Ellyn October 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I like Nutty Butter on facebook!

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Ellyn October 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I follow Nutty Butter on Twitter!

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Ellyn October 26, 2012 at 8:36 pm

I tweeted!!

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Bev October 26, 2012 at 10:08 pm

I received my apple pie……. so good
I like the Nutty Butter facebook page :)

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char eats greens October 26, 2012 at 11:03 pm

I love apple pie. Just delicious…and nutritious?!

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Tonia October 27, 2012 at 11:35 am

I LOVE PUMPKIN PIE.

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Emily P October 27, 2012 at 12:59 pm

My favorite thanksgiving treat is turkey sandwiches the day after!

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Emily P October 27, 2012 at 1:00 pm

I followed on twitter!

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Brianna K October 27, 2012 at 1:03 pm

My favorite Thanksgiving traditions are cooking the turkey with my dad and making mashed potatoes with my mom. I’m also following Nutty Butter on Twitter, and I tweeted about the giveaway!

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Erin G. October 27, 2012 at 5:14 pm

I liked “Nutty Butter” on facebook!

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Erin G. October 27, 2012 at 5:15 pm

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is baking pies and then shopping on Black Friday with friends or family!

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Kristen October 28, 2012 at 1:23 am

Hands down, my favorite is pecan pie!

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Anne Weber-Falk October 28, 2012 at 5:06 pm

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is getting the whole gang together in my home and preparing them a fabulous feast and having 10 different conversations going on all at once and actually knowing what is being said in all of those conversations and then hearing my uncle Mike laugh. Then, when it’s all over, flop into bed with a small bowl containing a mixture of all my favorite tastes from the day.

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Katie @ Talk Less, Say More October 28, 2012 at 5:50 pm

YUM!! I tried to make a pumpkin peanut butter a few weeks ago and failed miserably…miserably…sad day 2012. ;)

And I absolutely love the candied yams at Thanksgiving. Normally I try to keep sweet potatoes or yams without all the added sugar but at Thanksgiving it’s allowed. Along with the cranberry sauce from a can. LOVE that stuff.

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Ruta October 28, 2012 at 6:48 pm

At my house, we sometimes go out to eat on Thanksgiving. As strange as it may sound, it’s actually really fun.

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Jen @ Homemadeadventure October 28, 2012 at 11:29 pm

I love cooking with my mom for Thanksgiving! our tim in the kitchen is almost better than our time at the table!

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Catherine October 30, 2012 at 5:21 pm

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition is making sandwiches the following day with all the leftovers: turkey+stuffing+cranberry sauce+potatoes+gravy+anything else I can get my hands on = perfection.

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Catherine October 30, 2012 at 5:22 pm

And I like Nutty Butter on FB too!

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Leslie October 30, 2012 at 10:00 pm

My favorite Thanksgiving tradition was when all the cousins would camp out in the backyard for the holiday weekend, but we had to give that up years ago. We still all get together (with our kids now!) for Thanksgiving and my favorite part of the meal is the squash casserole.

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Kelly November 1, 2012 at 12:00 pm

What did you think of the pumpkin powder? I bought some (though through a different source looking at your packaging) and I wasn’t a fan. It had an odd aroma in the bag that definitely carried over into my cookies. But I couldn’t tell if this was an issue with all pumpkin powder, or just the bag I bought.

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Sarah November 1, 2012 at 2:20 pm

I haven’t actually used it for anything but Nutty Butter–I want to make sure I have enough to fill orders before I start getting too wild with it–but it tastes and smells just like pumpkin. :)

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Catherine November 7, 2012 at 2:53 pm

yay, a giveaway! I also like nutty butter on fb.

My favorite TG tradition is pretty random, but I think you’ll appreciate it. The food we all get excited for is not turkey, not mashed potatoes, not pie. No, it’s peanut butter stuffed dates during the pre-meal cocktail time. It’s a long-standing tradition that grandma stuffs dates with peanut butter, then rolls then in sugar, then we fight over the bowl. We ONLY have them on Thanksgiving. When I got married and I spent TG with my in-laws for the first time, I made the pb dates and added them to the table, but they just didn’t get it.
Later on I learned that these were my great great grandfather’s favorite treat, and his birthday was often on Thanksgiving, and that’s why we have them at Thanksgiving.
And you can bet this year I’m going to stuff dates with something a little more interesting than Skippy!

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Catherine November 7, 2012 at 2:55 pm

oh here’s a separate entry to say I like nutty butter on fb. :)

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Megan November 8, 2012 at 6:16 pm

my favorite thanksgiving treat is pecan pie!!

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Megan November 8, 2012 at 6:17 pm

and i like nutty butter on facebook!

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Debbie (Accidently Delish) January 1, 2013 at 6:45 pm

why did i just now see this waaahhh

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