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|3 whole vanilla beans to 1 cup vodka. Cut the vanilla beans lengthwise leaving the ends uncut.|
|Place beans in clean mason jar and pour in vodka. Seal tightly and give it a good shake.|
|This is what it will first look like. Store in a dry, dark place. Give it a good shake every week. In 2 months, you’ll have pure vanilla extract to enjoy in your baking.|
After speaking with some people telling me they haven’t made fresh pumpkin puree before I wanted to share my method.
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|Get started by twisting off the stems or removing them with a sharp knife.|
|Slice pumpkin in half to expose pulp and seeds.|
|Clean the inside saving the seeds to roast later.|
|Cut in to large wedges and place on baking sheet. Lightly toss in vegetable oil and roast for 25 minutes until flesh is tender.|
|Remove from oven and let cool.|
|Skin will easily peel away. Place pumpkin in food processor and blend until smooth.|
|Enjoy your fresh puree!|
|The front entry.|
It is nestled in the hills outside of Buffalo, New York. Everyone says it reminds them of driving up to a chalet in Germany or Switzerland the way it is perched. In the winter with the snow glistening from the roof, it looks like a gingerbread house. We love our home.
|The fire pit in at the end of the yard before heading in to the woods. Perfect place to roast marshmallows.|
|The patio off the back. Perfect for barbecues and entertaining.|
|The view from the patio looking towards the back.|
|The view from the back looking towards the house. The pool is enclosed off the patio.|
|The driveway heading down to the road.|