Pumpkin, sugar, cinnamon, a touch of ginger and hint of cloves - and there it is, the perfect Pumpkin Spice, as only Demeter can deliver it. What Thanksgiving would be complete without Pumpkin Pie?
Memories of the laughter in the air, and the smells coming from the kitchen, dominate our thoughts. When it comes to Thanksgiving we all have special and fond memories, whether it is of a special guest, the origin of a family tradition, or a particular reason to be thankful.
And then, of course, there is the rest of the story. According to a study at the Monell Institute in Philadelphia, the smell of Pumpkin Pie increases the arousal level in men by 40%. Maybe our mothers and grandmothers intuitively knew this as truth; as the Farm Journal's Complete Pie Cookbook, circa 1965, says: 'Men love Pie’.
By Jim Davis
Creator of the Garfield Comic Strip
Vegetables are a must on a diet. I suggest carrot cake, zucchini bread and pumpkin pie