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Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 07:21 am:

First Post

By Margaret, Amarillo TX (Margaret) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 07:27 am:

Whew, don't you just love those colors covering the road.

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 07:37 am:

I'm sure I've been down this road before! I don't think I've missed any in that area! And, woo-hoo, I got first post!

By Randall Ollila (Rwolli) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 08:01 am:

Morning All.

Seems like one of lifes simple pleasures is to get the 'EARLY BIRD' status next to your posting. I know I felt the same WOOO-HOOO when I was the first to post a couple weeks back. Enjoy the day everyone.

By JARMO ITÄNIEMI (Japei) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 08:56 am:

Morning from SUOMI!

Link from nature..;


By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 09:13 am:

In memeory of my Auntie,june meneguzzo who we lost this past saturday. auntie lived her whole life in calumet. rest peacefully auntie.I am really going to miss you.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:10 am:

Sorry to hear about the loss of your Auntie June. Hope you are doing okay.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:11 am:

Pumpkin Pie

2 eggs, beaten.
Add a 1 lb. can of Pumpkin (not pumpkin pie mix), and mix thoroughly with the beaten eggs.
Slowly pour in a 13 ounce can of evaporated milk, and mix thoroughly.

In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients:
2/3 C. brown sugar (packed)
½ t. salt
1 t. ground cinnamon
½ t. ground ginger
¼ t. ground nutmeg
¼ t. ground allspice

Mix dry ingredients with pumpkin mix…and mix thoroughly. Pour into pie crusts, and bake at 425 for 15 minutes. Lower oven temp to 350 and bake for 45 minutes.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:11 am:

How was your visit to Michigan this past weekend? And how is your daughter doing, living on her own in da UP?

By Marsha, Genesee/Aura (Marsha) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 10:27 am:

We like Paula Deen's Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake recipe from the Food Channel. You can get it online. The secret is to not cook it to pumpkin pie consistency, but more like a pudding consistency. And serve warm! Delish!

By joanne sherick (Shedoesnails) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 11:28 am:

dear wishing. thank you for your kind words. I have seen your posts many times here on pastycam. and can tell you are a UP lover. I wonder did you grow up there?

By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 02:09 pm:

Here is an M-38 picture from 45 years ago this month

By tom ghering (Tomgheringtcmi) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 03:41 pm:

Pumpkin Crisp

1 16-ounce can pumpkin
1 12-ounce can evaporated milk
1 cup sugar
3 eggs
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 package yellow cake mix
1/2 cup margarine, melted and cooled
1 cup chopped walnuts

Preheat oven 350 degrees. Line 13x9x2 pan with wax paper.

Combine first five ingredients until smooth; pour into pan. Sprinkle dry cake mix on top of mixture and pat lightly. Sprinkle nuts on top of cake mix and pat lightly. Pour margarine over all.

Bake 50 to 60 minutes until firm. Let cool and then turn over onto serving platter. Remove wax paper.


1 8-ounce package cream cheese
1/2 cup powdered sugar
3 cups Cool Whip
In a large bowl, blend topping ingredients until smooth then spread over crisp

By Charles in Adrian (Charlesinadrian) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 03:59 pm:

Twenty or maybe even thirty years ago, the McCormick Tract,
some 16,000 acres, was given to the U.S> Gvt by, I suppose,
members of the celebrated McCormick family of Chicago. I have
always known it was in the remote reaches of western Marquette
County, but I have never been able to figure out just where it is
until now!!!!
I was up in Ann Arbor today and stopped at Border's
bookstore where I found a new book entitled "Hiking Michigan's
Upper Peninsula." Naturally, I had to buy it when I saw that
McCormicK was mentioned. Even with that and my trustworthy
"Michigan Atlas and Gazetteer" I had a hard time figuring out
where this Tract is. Holy Smokes, that remote Craig Lake State
Park near the infamous Peshekee River is easy to find compared
to this! No longer I was never able to find it!
So where is it? It is about nine miles north of Champion. You
take Marquette County Rd 607 to the trailhead. Then you hike
thru the McCormick Tract 3.2 miles to White Deer Lake which is
about on the border of Baraga and Marquette Counties. Then
you hike back after perhaps donating 3.2 gallons of blood to the
local insects in the right season. No wonder I could never find
it! Does this sound like a fun hike or what?

By Mary Drew at Pasty Central (Mdrew) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 04:16 pm:

Just wanted to share a picture from own Pasty.com, Daryl Laitila, who took a few photos this past week, while aboard the Keweenaw Star, on a Fall Color Tour. This shot is of the new Houghton Portage Library being contructed on the Houghton waterfront.

New construction

maija in Commerce Township (Maija) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 05:41 pm:

Daryl, now I'm sad that I didn't ever stop in the 'old' library. (not the bar!) One thing I always intended to do, but never got around to. I would have loved to see it as it was. Maybe next time I get up it'll still be there....

Donagain: wonderful picture. My absolute favorite thing--dark sky, sun on colored leaves.

By Beverly, San Jose (Beverly) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 05:50 pm:

Hi everyone
I want to thank all the PastyCam cooks that have treated us with some of their culinary delights.
I have an Apple Pie recipe passed down from my grandmother that is to die for.
The only thing is she made her own crust.....I cheat and buy frozen.

Bake 350ºF oven -----1 hour -----9 inch pie pan
1 frozen pie crust (for bottom only)
7 - 8 Jollo or Granny Smith apples

1 cup sugar
1 cup graham cracker crumbs
1/2 cup flour ) ----Mix these 5 ingredients together and put over top of apples
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
1 tsp cinnamon

1/2 cup butter --- Drizzle over top of pie
Sprinke Nutmeg on top


By Pennie (Trolldiva) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 09:11 pm:

I just made the Pumpkin Crisp. I have to say that it was REALLY good. I changed a couple things, I did not put the nuts on because noone in my house really likes them and the other thing I changed was that I used coconut cake mix instead of the yellow because I just didnt have the yellow on hand. Despite the changes it was good and I hope that others try it. It made my house smell really good. I will be making pumpkin pies this weekend from scratch, Its lots of work but well worth it.

By Donald R. Elzinga (Donagain) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 09:24 pm:

For Charles in Adrian- If you went to the McCormick Tract and just walked in to white Deer Lake and back then you have missed some of the finest hiking in Michigan. There are many spectacular lakes, waterfalls, huge whitepine, remote lakes, fine fishing, wildlife, and Sollitude. We used to do a 14 mile chain of lakes cross country ski loop in March that was awesome. The North Country National Scenic Trail goes East West near the southern border. A little DEET will take care of the bugs.

By Downstatedon (Downstatedon) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 11:05 pm:

Donagain; After 45 years the picture still looks
good. What a nice fall view. Thanks for sharing it
with us.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 11:32 pm:

shedoesnails,sorry to hear of our aunts death. I am so sorry. It is rough when you lose someone you love.

By Fran in GA (Francesinga) on Tuesday, October 11, 2005 - 11:39 pm:

All of these recipes sound so good.Will have to try them. I love fall so I can use the oven again!!

The new library is going to be pretty and what a view! The leaves sure are pretty. I miss them so much. I guess up on the mountains there may be some nice ones but I don't live where I can see them. I do have 2 maple trees but they are green yet.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 12:17 am:

Bev and Tom,
Thanks for the recipes. They sound delish and I can't wait to try them. There is just something special about recipes that are passed down from friends ;)

Donagain, I love the pic from 45 years ago, with the color of the trees and that wonderful dark sky. Wow!

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 12:21 am:

Unfortunately, I did not grow up in da UP. But, I have traveled often to the UP. When I lived in Michigan, I often drove up to the UP, on a whim...just to cross over the Mighty Mac. I also used to spend most of my weekends and holidays throughout the year, in the UP...and come to think of it, it's the only place I have traveled to, during the past 25 years. Now what does that say about my love of da UP?
Hubby and I are hoping to move to the UP in a couple of years, so we can make it our year round home.

By dlp (Babyseal) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 08:15 am:

Thank you very much to those who posted the recipes! Can never have enough ways to cook with pumpkin or apples!!!! I will try all three of the above recipes. I love pumpkin so much I nibble on the raw pumpkin "innards" as I am carving.
I really like the idea of a Pasty Cam cookbook, and am more than willing to help put it together and would probably purchase at least a half dozen to send to relatives as gifts.
Charlie, Hint Hint! Another fundraiser for ya.

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 09:29 am:


Great minds think alike. I have even asked Mary to pester ole Charlie about us doing a cook book from the Pasty Cam viewers' recipes. :) What a great fund raiser for Still Waters, eh.

Charlie, are you listening? :)

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Wednesday, October 12, 2005 - 08:43 pm:


Thanks for asking. The trip, a real working
holiday, was wonderful. The leaves were
delightful on the way up (especially along
US2) and the color really added to our
enjoyment of being in Ishpeming. When we
arrived at our daughter's new apartment with a
van and carload of her possessions, we were
astonished to be assisted with the unloading
by her landlord and landlady and a neighbor.

Afterwards we met up with buddies for pizza at
the Congress and headed for the camp where
my dad had a sauna heating for us. It doesn't
get much better than that , does it?

Our daughter loves it in the UP. We enjoyed
spending time with her friends and are sure
she'll have her apartment looking Bohemian
in no time at all.

Lucky her, this weekend she's visiting cousins
in the Copper Country, and from what I've read
here at Pasty Cam, the colors should still be
spectacular. I can't complain though,
Sunday's walk on the camp road prior to
church was wonderful. Frosted ferns and
wildflowers have always been favorites of

By WishingIWasInDaUP (Sur5er) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 12:26 am:

Sounds like you had a wonderful trip home to da UP this weekend...with the beautiful fall colors...the pizza...the sauna...and being able to visit with your daughter and family. :)

I have been putting my nose to the grind stone on this case, so my hubby will have to treat me to a trip to da UP over Thanksgiving. ;)

By kosk in Toronto (Koskintoronto) on Thursday, October 13, 2005 - 07:49 am:


Do it! Do it! The leaves will be down, but
whatever season it is, the UP is still the UP.
Like you, my husband and I plan to retire to the
UP. Much as I love my job, I still yearn for that
day to come. However, since my husband is
self-employed, the only way we keep our
benefits is if I keep working, so you see... early
retirement is out of the question!

Do you have relatives in the UP?

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