Q. My pumpkin pie won't set up. It's a runny mess. What can I do?
J.W.A. Don't despair and don't throw it away. If the pie is thoroughly cooked but it's still a pool of pumpkin goo at the center, there's one way to save your hard work: Pull out the blender. Cut a slice or two of the pie, throw it in the blender, crust and all. Add vanilla or pumpkin ice cream and a little milk (not too much since the pie is already a liquid). In a few pulses, you'll have a pumpkin pie milkshake with the crust adding a nice flavor. You can also top this milkshake with whipped cream and you'll have a whole new reason to be thankful.