Canned pumpkin costs more this year as you've probably noticed. I've noted that Libby's is the main brand available with the store brand sections of the shelves empty -- and our local discount stores don't have any canned pumpkin at all. Since I was making a pumpkin pie for our holiday get-together and had half a can of pumpkin left (I bought the big 29 oz. can), I decided to make pumpkin muffins too.
We have both vegetarians and carnivores in our family; thus, our Thanksgiving feast will include both a turkey and a Tofurky. Although I've celebrated many vegetarian holidays, this will be the first one with this specialty (can't wait to try it!). And the turkey is courtesy of Eberly Poultry, where free-range poultry is the norm.