Challah With Pumpkin and Cranberries

by Linda Capeloto Sendowski on November 26, 2012

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I purchased so many cans of pure pack canned pumpkin puree in my enthusiasm for Thanksgiving and the specials in the market, that now I must think of uses for all of this exuberant purchasing.  Pumpkin, a quintessential Fall flavor  is great for more than Thanksgiving.  Last Friday night I served pumpkin Challah for Shabbat dinner. [click to continue…]



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