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What even is pumpkin spice?

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  1. Which of these spices is NOT in pumpkin pie spice?
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    Cinnamon
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    Ginger
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    Nutmeg
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    Cardamom
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    Cardamom is not in pumpkin pie spice.

    Typically, pumpkin pie spice is made with cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, clove, and allspice. Learn how to make it here.

    Cardamom is not in pumpkin pie spice.
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  2. Anjou, Bosc, Seckel, and Comice are all varieties of what?
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    Pumpkins
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    Pears
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    Apples
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    Squash
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    Anjou, Bosc, Seckel, and Comice are all varieties of pears.

    There are 10 varieties of pears in the US, and many reach peak season during the fall.

    Anjou, Bosc, Seckel, and Comice are all varieties of pears.
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  3. Which of these is a fuji apple?
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    Fuji apples have bright red skin with small yellow spots.

    They're a cross between red delicious and Ralls Janet (a lesser-known apple variety) and are sweet, slightly tart, and juicy.

    Fuji apples have bright red skin with small yellow spots.
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  4. Are sweet potatoes and yams the same thing?
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    Yep. Same thing, different name.
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    Nope. Not the same.
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    Sweet potatoes and yams are NOT the same thing.

    Sweet potatoes are the orange-fleshed potatoes you see in the grocery store. while yams are a completely different root vegetable. Learn more about the difference between sweet potatoes and yams here.

    Sweet potatoes and yams are NOT the same thing.
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  5. Pumpkinseeds are also called what?
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    Parnoons
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    Pizelle Nuts
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    Pignoli Seeds
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    Pepitas
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    "Pepitas" is another name for pumpkinseeds.

    You can eat them toasted or raw, and they're great in trail mix and salads. Learn how to roast your own here.

    "Pepitas" is another name for pumpkinseeds.
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  6. Which of these spices is allspice?
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    Allspice is a warm, aromatic spice used to flavor several fall favorites (especially desserts).

    It tastes similar to nutmeg and has a strong, sweet aroma.

    Allspice is a warm, aromatic spice used to flavor several fall favorites (especially desserts).
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  7. What is the standard ratio of flour to butter to water in pie crust?
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    3 parts flour, 2 parts butter, 1 part water
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    3 parts flour, 1 part butter, 1 part water
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    2 parts flour, 3 parts butter, 1 part water
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    2 parts flour, 1 part butter, 1 part water
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    Typical pie dough is made with three parts flour, two parts butter, and one part water.

    Salt and sugar can also be added, depending on taste. Learn how to make it here.

    Typical pie dough is made with three parts flour, two parts butter, and one part water.
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  8. What temperature should you cook turkey to?
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    155 °F
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    165 °F
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    175 °F
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    185 °F
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    Turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.

    Check the temperature of the inner part of the thigh to make sure it's done (as this is the part that takes the longest to cook).

    Turkey should be cooked to an internal temperature of 165°F.
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  9. Which of these herbs is sage?
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    Sage has grayish leaves, a tough stem, and a strong woody flavor.

    It's the go-to herb for flavoring turkeys and various fall favorites (along with thyme and rosemary).

    Sage has grayish leaves, a tough stem, and a strong woody flavor.
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  10. Which type of potato is best for making mashed potatoes?
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    Yukon Gold
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    Russet
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    New Potatoes
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    Red Bliss
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    Russet potatoes are best for mashing.

    Because they're so starchy, they make a smooth, lump-free mash. Other potato varieties can be used, but they won't be as fluffy.

    Russet potatoes are best for mashing.
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