pie crust for thanksgiving pies

My family loves pie for Thanksgiving.  Our favorites are pumpkin, cranberry cherry, apple crumble and pecan.  If you have a food processor, this is one of the easiest pie crust recipes that I have found.. and it is yummy too! 2 1/2 cups flour, plus more for dusting your counter 1 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon sugar 1 cup ( two sticks) cold unsalted butter, cut into tiny pieces 1/4 to 1/2 cup ice cold water Place your flour, salt, sugar and butter in the bowl of a food processor.   Pulse for a few sections to combine butter until it looks like coarse crumbs.  Drizzle in the ice water through the feed tube of your processor, while pulsing until a large ball of dough forms.  This should only take about 30 seconds.  Turn ball onto a clean dry surface and divide in half. Wrap each ball in plastic wrap and press down a bit to form a disc. Place in refrigerator for at least 1 hour. When you are ready to roll out pie crust, place on lightly dusted counter-top and roll out to form a round circle that will fit into your pie pan allowing the crust to lay about one inch over the edge.  Trim edges if you need to. If you are doing a single crust pie, turn the end of the crust under all around the edge. You can make a cute edge by crimping it with a fork or using your thumb and two fingers. For a two crust pie simply leave the bottom edge flat; fill your pie with filling and cover with the top crust. You can...

first day of school – pumpkin bars

first day of school – pumpkin bars   How did your kids first day of school go?  My daughter did great today and came home to her favorite fresh baked pumpkin bars. These have been a staple since we found them in the Feingold Handbook recipe section PUMPKIN BARS 4 eggs 2 1/2 cups sugar 1 (16 ounce) can pumpkin 1 cup oil 2/3 cup water 3 cups flour 2 teaspoons baking soda 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1 teaspoon salt   Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Beat eggs, add sugar and beat together. Add pumpkin, oil and water, and stir until well mixed. Beat in flour, soda, cinnamon, nutmeg and salt. Stir in nuts. Pour batter into two well-greased and floured 9 x 5-inch loaf pans and bake for 1 hour. Cool for 15 minutes before removing from...