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Where you can find a pumpkin patch, corn maze, safe trick-or-treating, hayrides and other Fall and Halloween fun near you! Many corn mazes and hayrides are still open in November! Be sure to scroll down the page, some are big, and the top of the page looks the same! Click here to see what a trip to a pumpkin patch or corn maze is like!  And the latest craze: Zombie Paintball! Want to make the worlds best pumpkin pie, from a fresh pumpkin? What is the typical price for pumpkins in October 2015?  National average is around 50 cents per pound, or $5 for a basketball-sized pumpkin. NEW: Make your own Halloween Minecraft Costumes (Steve, Creeper, etc.)
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How to Make Homemade Pumpkin Soup - from a Real Pumpkin or Canned Pumpkin!

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Looking for a simple, illustrated recipe for pumpkin soup? You found the right page! Maybe you've never had pumpkin soup?  It's really quite good - even kids like it!  It's one of those foods, like carrot cake, that sounds bad, but tastes great! I haven't met anyone yet who hasn't liked this recipe! As an added plus, this pumpkin soup is all natural and all vegetable!

Directions for Making Pumpkin Soup from Scratch


Recipe and Directions

Step 1 - Cooked pumpkin

Yes, you can used canned pumpkin.. .but how do you know what it even is?  It looks nasty (no insult meant to Libby's).  But look at the fresh, bright color of fresh cooked pumpkin (there is NOTHING added to it, that's its natural color). It's easy to make your own from a fresh pumpkin - just click here for directions to prepare from a fresh pumpkin! IF you must use caned pumpkin, you can get organic canned pumpkin in a BPA-free can clock on the box at right:

Step 2 - Gather the other ingredients

1 pint of half-and-half (I use the fat free type to keep this healthy)

Step 3 - chop the onion and celery

I use an electric chopper or food processor until the pieces are about 1/8 in size.




Step 4 - Sauté the onion and celery

Sauté the onion, celery and the grated carrots in butter until tender. 



Step 5 - Add the rest of the ingredients

Add remaining ingredients  except half-and-half. Cover and simmer 10 minutes, stirring occasionally.


Note: If you want to freeze the soup for use later, stop now and freeze it.  When you are ready to use it, defrost it, heat it up  and resume with step 6! 


Step 6 - Add the half and half and serve!

Add half-and-half, and heat (on the stove on medium, while stirring, or a minute in the microwave). Serve warm. Makes 6-8 small servings.






Feedback and Tips

A visitor writes on November 19, 2008: "Hi - I am an Englishman, living in Vienna, Austria - how's that for starters! Tomorrow I am going to make your pumpkin pie, this looks like a great recipe and I will let you know how it turns out. One word to add about the pumpkin soup - it is very popular here in Austria and served with a dribble of pumpkin seed oil on top, which is delicious and referred to here as 'Styrian Gold', since it comes from the province of Styria. If you can get it in the US, do try, it\'s worth it! I had to take some over on my last trip, I come over every summer to see friends and get up to date on recipes!! all the best, "


Complete Water Bath Canner Kit

This is the same type of  standard canner that my grandmother used to make everything from pumpkinauce to jams and jellies to tomato and spaghetti sauce.
This complete kit includes everything you need: the canner, jar rack, jar grabber tongs, lid lifting wand, six pint jars with lids and rings, a plastic funnel, labels, bubble freer, and the bible of canning, the Ball Blue Book. You'll never need anything else except more jars and lids!
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Deluxe Food Strainer & Sauce Maker

Deluxe Food Strainer & Sauce Maker

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With the Deluxe Food Strainer/Sauce Maker, you can make creamy apple sauce and smooth tomato sauce without having to peel and core! This muli-use strainer forces food through a stainless steel screen, automatically separating the juice and pulp from the seeds, shins, and stems. Perfect for purees, creamed soups, baby foods, pie filling, juices, jams, and more. Save time, effort, and money by preparing your own tasty sauces to be used immediately or boiled for future use. Do bushels with ease and in a fraction of the time. Includes the tomato/apple sceen with easy twist on design and instruction/recipe booklet.

The Deluxe model comes with the standard Tomato/Apple Screen; as well as the Berry Screen, Pumpkin Screen, and Grape Spiral. Note




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