Letter from the Editor: November 2015

The older I get, the more I want to create new traditions for the holidays and this time of year in general. When you’re a child, it’s always wonderful to wake up on Thanksgiving welcomed by the clatter of your parents in the kitchen and the sound of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV in the background.

The older I get, the more I want to create new traditions for the holidays and this time of year in general. When you’re a child, it’s always wonderful to wake up on Thanksgiving welcomed by the clatter of your parents in the kitchen and the sound of the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on TV in the background.

But as the years go by, there are more possibilities to make new traditions. I tend to create my traditions around food, and Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday for that. This year, I may have created a new tradition for myself.

Back in September (when we were planning this issue), we decided to include some pumpkin-flavor recipes. The staff members were divided on their feelings toward pumpkin-flavor foods. While some of the staff felt it was too early to be talking about pumpkins, I was completely on board with consuming anything and everything pumpkin-flavored.

Naturally, I wanted to be the one on the staff to make the pumpkin-flavor recipe. I searched and searched for the perfect recipe—something easy to make and perfectly scrumptious. After scouring through the many pumpkin recipes that are out there, I found one that met my low-maintenance cooking needs. The mouthwatering meal I landed on was pumpkin pancakes.

And after making them, I’m almost positive they’re going to be a fall tradition in my house. They were absolutely perfect, and I plan to make them every Thanksgiving morning. What’s a better tradition than waking up and filling the house with the scent of pumpkin? Get the recipe and read more about my experience making them in this issue. Maybe they will become a tradition of yours as well.

Or maybe you’re more into the brew scene. Many new breweries—Scenic Brewing Company, Royal Docks Brewing Company and Canton Brewing Company, to name a few—have popped up in the last year. We told you about them in February, and we recently checked back with them. Check out the Brew View Update to see how things are going at the brew pubs.

And you can’t flip through the book without noticing the huge cover story on Stark County’s downtowns. With eight large and six small downtowns covered, Stark County is full of historical stories and interesting gems. Who knew there was a Troll Hole Art Emporium in Alliance? I definitely did not!

Who knows—maybe you will learn a thing or two about a downtown near you.

Until next month,
Kelsey Reinhart, editor

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