Fall

Mushroom, Leek, and Rosemary Soup

February 6, 2012 Dinner

  Please forgive that there aren’t as many pictures in this post as usual. I made this soup a few weeks ago for “ladies’ night” and got so carried away with chatting and sipping wine that I sort of forgot about my camera. Oops! Initially, I contemplated a mushroom and leek tart, but as the [...]

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Pear and Goat Cheese/Apple and Cheddar Hand Pies

December 8, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

This is a very exciting post for me (hopefully for you as well) because it contains two recipes. As I mentioned last week, hand pies are one of the latest food trends, gracefully taking their turn in the foodie spotlight. I tend to think of hand pies as a southern comfort food, though I’m not [...]

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Spiced Apple, Red Wine, and Cranberry Turnovers

November 30, 2011 Desserts and Sweets

I love the smell of baked apples and spices this time of year. Making these turnovers was an excuse to fill the kitchen with nostalgic, seasonal smells. And to eat crispy, flaky turnovers. This year, hand pies are all the rage and cake is a thing of the past. I couldn’t be happier about this [...]

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Stew of Eggplant, Tomato, Onions, and Fennel

November 28, 2011 Fall

I’m not sure that “stew” is the best or most accurate term for this dish. It’s thick with very little liquid, so you can’t really sop it up with bread. And, although it’s made with eggplant, onion, and tomatoes, it’s definitely not a ratatouille. Whatever it is, I’m calling it a stew because the vegetables [...]

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Sweet Potato Risotto

November 21, 2011 Dinner

   When planning this dish, I intended to use pumpkin. Pumpkin is seasonal and nostalgic and people get overly excited for recipes that incorporate pumpkin this time of year. But, the problem with pumpkin is that it’s kind of meh. The texture is gag inducing and the flavor is benign. Even the best pumpkin needs [...]

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Pumpkin Vanilla Smoothie

November 20, 2011 Beverages

I think I’ve finally managed to crawl out of my breakfast rut. It took a little effort and more than a few tries in the kitchen, but, thanks to this smoothie, I am once more excited for breakfast! (Who am I kidding?- I can once more tolerate breakfast and that’s saying a lot!)  I know [...]

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Cheesy Apple and Onion Soup

November 13, 2011 Fall

I’m pleased to announce that I’m back from my honeymoon. We had a wonderful time touring London, Paris and Istanbul and I can’t wait to tell you all about it. It will take me at least several days to get everything organized (nearly 800 pictures to sort through!) so I’ll leave you with a recipe [...]

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Fig and Goat Cheese Breakfast Crostini

October 25, 2011 Breakfast

I intended to post this way back when figs were in still in season. Per usual, things didn’t go as planned. If, by chance, you happen to find a fresh fig or two at your grocery store, please make this for breakfast. It’s divine. It’s also a no brainer, which is what I often look [...]

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Sweet Potato Skillet Hash

October 24, 2011 Breakfast

I love weeknight meals like this one, that can be whipped up in a single skillet. When you’ve worked a long day and you’re tired and hungry, throw a bunch of veggies in a hot cast iron skillet, stick a fork in it, and call it a night. Ingredients: (makes 2 servings) 1 cup diced [...]

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Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

October 20, 2011 Breakfast

Here’s an idea for what you can do this weekend. Lazy morning cinnamon rolls. I can’t think of a better way to spend a Saturday or Sunday morning, or both. Why not? It is officially fall, after all, which means pumpkins, crisp air, trick o’ treaters, and candy, lots of candy. These are also the [...]

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