First snow contest, pie dough, super-yummy pie recipes
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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 15, 2018
Bending above the spicy woods which blaze,
Arch skies so blue they flash, and hold the sun
Immeasurably far; the waters run
Too slow, so freighted are the river-ways
With gold of elms and birches from the maze
–Helen Hunt Jackson (1930–85)
Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
When it comes to Thanksgiving desserts, a traditional pie is a sure bet for us. But which pie to pick? Here are some of our favorite pie recipes made with seasonal ingredients—pumpkin, apple, pecans, sweet potato, cranberry, and more. Plus, we’ve included two delicious Thanksgiving puddings and a...
Guess Our First Snow Contest! UPDATE: Well, that was quick! After an early storm, we’ve already had our first “real snow” of the season! The winning date this year was November 15, 2018—more than three weeks earlier than last year’s winning date!
Tall Tales and Fish Stories
Through the years, we’ve heard yarns that take the cake, but these tall tales took the prize—first, second, and third prizes—in our 1984 Essay Contest based on the theme “The Tallest Tale I Ever Heard.”