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Happy Thanksgiving

Roasted Pumpkin with Cranberries and Maple Syrup

Foodie Lit

Perfect for a Thanksgiving side, or any time of year, the sweetness of pumpkins and maple syrup contrasts nicely with the tartness of cranberries. 


The small sweet pumpkins available at this time of year just beg to be used for roasted pumpkin dishes.  Try this one—it will be a hit at your table!

Our recipe pairs wonderfully with our Foodie Lit review from the time of the Pilgrims and Puritans in Massachusetts Colony.  Who knows? This recipe could have been served at the first Thanksgiving!

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Herodias Long, named unusually, had a long and unusual life. It was author Jo Ann Butler’s luck that while doing a genealogical search, she found this extraordinary woman in her ancestry.


Herod remains outspoken throughout her life, pushing the boundaries of 17th century Massachusetts, fleeing from Puritan tyranny to Rhode Island Colony, where she takes a stand for the Society of Friends, persecuted in Massachusetts Colony.  By the time she reaches 34, Herod has broken societal norms, made it into Colonial records and born 10 children.

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