How do you choose a pumpkin? Last year I went to a local store to pick up a pumpkin to use for a party. I think it has been 25 years since I purchased a pumpkin to carve for Halloween. The sign said $.89 on this HUGE box of pumpkins….okay, so I throw one in the shopping cart and continue shopping.
Sometimes when I go out to dinner the restaurant has some sort of squash soup available. I really love a hot bowl of soup when it is cold outside. This is my first attempt at making pumpkin soup. I’m actually surprised how easy it is to make. I wanted to use what I had here at the house without going to the store.
Hummus, how do you make hummus? Normally I use 2-16 ounce cans of chickpeas (garbanzo beans) drained and rinsed to make hummus in a blender with some of the extra seasonings listed below. Today I made hummus from scratch using bulk garbanzo beans. I soaked the beans overnight then drained the water. Next, I covered them with fresh water and cooked them for about an hour (until they were the right texture). You are basically cooking beans. Next you drain them and they are ready to use.
If you want to learn how to make the perfect dinner roll I have the recipe for you! Here is the same recipe I use for my white bread, cinnamon rolls, and breadsticks. This is truly the perfect dinner roll recipe. I made a separate post for each recipe so you can print each one. This is my family’s recipe we have used for years. It truly is a no-fail, easy recipe. One secret…the ingredients must be fresh….old ingredients will not let your bread products rise soft and fluffy! Have fun making these!