Okay, there is no such thing as Thanksgiving insurance, but you can manage risks by cautiously cooking up that Thanksgiving storm (Thanksgiving Day is the peak day for home cooking fires and home insurance claims according to the National Fire Protection Association) and by ensuring that your home is protected with adequate insurance coverage. Although financial times are tough, now is not the time to retreat and skimp on insurance; you may even consider increasing your limits. During the holiday season, your home sees more guests bustling in and out, which may increase liability risks, and more cooking, which may expose safety hazards.
Below are a few things to be mindful of when entertaining your family and friends for the holiday:
One guarantee for a great Thanksgiving is this recipe for pumpkin spice bars! It is yum in the tum and will give you a little insurance that everyone’s stomach is happy!
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- In mixer, beat eggs until frothy.
- Add sugar and beat for 2 minutes.
- Beat in vegetable oil and pumpkin.
- Sift dry ingredients over the raisins and fold dry mixture into the egg mixture. Do not over mix.
- Pour into a greased and floured 13″x9″ pan and bake for 35-40 minutes or until firm to touch in center.
- Cool on rack and cut into 24 squares.
*To prepare fresh pumpkin for baking, follow these steps:
- The best and sweetest pumpkin to use is the sugar pumpkin. Baking it concentrates the sugars and flavors.
- Wash the pumpkin, discard the stem and quarter the pumpkin.
- Remove seeds and save.
- Place skin side down in a roasting pan filled with one inch of water
- Bake at 325 degrees for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until knofe pierces flesh easily.
- Remove from pan and cool
- Spoon out flesh infor food processor and process until smooth.