First snow contest, pie dough, super-yummy pie recipes

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Daily Newsletter for Thursday, November 15, 2018

Birch tree

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
Of forests

–Helen Hunt Jackson (1930–85)

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Best Thanksgiving Pie Recipes
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...
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Millie's Pierogi

Millie’s Pierogi are handmade using the finest-quality ingredients. One dozen delicious pierogi are nestled in a tray, making a one-pound package of pure enjoyment! Order today!

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All-Purpose Butter Flaky Pie Crust Recipe
All-Purpose Butter Flaky Pie Crust Recipe

This is an excellent crust—tender, buttery, flaky. Use this all-purpose pie dough recipe with sweet or savory pies.

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Guess Our First Snow Contest!
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!
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Local Farmers' Market Tote

Features long and short handles for convenience. Plus, a two-sided design and small interior pocket.

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Mice
Mice
Mice can be quite frustrating when they munch on your plants and on your pantry snacks. Here’s how to prevent and control mice in the house and garden.
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Almanac Retro Advertising Thermometer

Vintage design! Made of metal in the USA. Mercury-free, too. 

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Tall Tales and Fish Stories
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.”
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The Old Farmer's Almanac Bottle Opener

Features a cast iron opener with a weathered patina!

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