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4 Flavorful Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin This Fall

September 24, 2014 4:05 pm

Now that you’re an adult, you’ve finally come to the sad realization that you can’t eat pumpkin pie for every meal throughout the fall season. Lucky for pumpkin lovers everywhere, there are a number of different ways to prepare this fall favorite.

Thai Pumpkin Soup [allrecipes.com]
Pumpkin soup is a staple of Thai cuisine, beloved for its mild flavor and warm, filling taste that’s perfect on chilly afternoons. This recipe blends healthy pumpkin with unsweetened coconut milk, and you can customize the spices to make it as spicy or as mild as you like.

Classic Pumpkin Pie [myrecipes.com]
If you’re in charge of providing the dessert at an autumn gathering, you can’t go wrong with a classic pumpkin pie. This traditional recipe is a great one to keep in your arsenal.

Pumpkin Butter [marthastewart.com]
With only four ingredients and not much skill required, pumpkin butter is a simple recipe that goes a long way. This version includes turbinado sugar and brown sugar for an extra sweet taste that’s perfect on your morning toast.

Pumpkin Cannelloni with Sage Butter Sauce [countryliving.com]
Take your love of pumpkin to a whole new level by turning it into a pasta entree. Large cannelloni noodles are stuffed with sweet pumpkin and topped with a simple, savory sage butter sauce that looks (and tastes) more complex than it actually is.

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End of Summer BBQ

September 24, 2014 3:16 pm

Don't forget our End of Summer BBQ tomorrow night from 5:00pm – 7:30pm in the resident lounge/courtyard! We had a great summer with you all and we would love to close out the season with a bang. Friends and family are invited–the more the merrier! Join us for hotdogs, hamburgers, veggie burgers, refreshments, and so much more!

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How to Upcycle Common Household Items

September 18, 2014 5:02 pm

You may recycle your paper and plastic, but when it comes to the stuff that piles up in your closets, it can be difficult to find new uses for old things. If you want to reuse it, these tips can help you upcycle common household stuff:

  1. Picture frames. Instead of letting that slightly broken picture frame go to waste, get a bit creative about how to use it. Place a piece of colorful paper inside and lay the frame on its back to use as an eclectic, decorative jewelry tray or as a place to set candles.
  2. Colander. That beat up old colander may still have a bit more life in it. Place the bottom inside of a small bucket and fill the colander with ice at your next party. The water will run into the bucket as the ice melts so your guests won’t have to fish for ice.
  3. Old newspaper. Line dresser drawers with old newspaper using wallpaper paste and craft sealant for an authentically vintage look.

New Uses for Old Things [Country Living]
25 New Ways to Use Your Old Stuff [HGTV]
50 All-Time Favorite New Uses for Old Things [Real Simple]

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