Welcome to Pumpkins n' Pies!

Where gluten-free baking meets garden-to-table goodness. Enjoy from-scratch recipes, gardening tips, and a byte of code, all shared with a personal touch and a love for homemade creations.

Hi, I’m Miriam Chaturvedi! Here at Pumpkins n' Pies, I blend my passion for gluten-free baking, gardening, and coding.
What started as a need to go gluten free for my family's health has now turned into a real love for gluten free baking. Its a challenge to create healthy from-scratch gluten free equivalents of family favorites like bread and cake, but I love it!

Here you will find recipes, as well as garden-to-table goodness as I attempt to grow local and exotic edible plants in east-central illinois.

And for my fellow tech enthusiasts, enjoy a few bytes of code with practical web development insights.

Let’s find joy in homemade creations together!

Gluten Free Recipes

Gluten-free baking can be challenging, but the results are truly worth it. You don't have to give up bread, cake, or pies to go gluten free! Here you will find recipes for everything from sourdough bread, to seasonal pies and delicious buttery biscuits. Enjoy cooking gluten free!
Gluten Free Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin pie: think warm pumpkin custard, a dollop of cold whipped cream, and a buttery crust. Its the taste of fall.

Gluten Free Sugar Cream Pie

The creamiest custard pie you will ever taste, in a gluten free crust. Enjoy warm from the oven, or chilled the next day.

Gluten Free Pie Crust Recipe

A buttery gluten free pie crust that you can use for any sort of pie: sweet or savory. One crust, two crust, lattice... this pie crust is workable enough to make them all.

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There's nothing quite like the taste and freshness of food straight from your own garden. I enjoy cultivating herbs, vegetables, flowers, and fruit, and I'm excited to share my journey with you. Read about my successes and struggles as I learn to grow my own food.
Fig Tree Adventures: Fig Tree Care in Zone 5

The trials of growing figs in west-central Illinois. Are Chicago Hardy figs really viable?

Can Phalaenopsis Orchids Rebloom? Its a matter of light

Orchids have gorgeous exotic looking flowers, which can last for months. But can phalaenopsis orchids rebloom? Yes, with the right light.

Saving a Fig Tree from Mealybugs

The story of a mealybug infested fig, and five steps to save a potted tree from a mealybug infestation.

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Bytes of Code

Sometimes you just need to see how something works under the hood. Here you will find CSS code and practical design ideas for your own website.
Fun with Buttons

Some fun with CSS and buttons. A selection of buttons with a variety of styling.

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Pumpkins n' Pies

For gluten-free baking enthusiasts and garden lovers: discover delicious, from-scratch recipes featuring sourdough, whole foods, and most importantly – pie! Explore gardening tips from east-central Illinois, along with a byte of code for fellow developers.
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