Monthly Archives: October 2011

Pumpkin Pancakes

These are so fun- and pureed pumpkin is a great, healthy addition to your breakfast. Berries and chocolate chips would work for making faces as well.  There is an ongoing debate in our house about real maple syrup vs. imitation maple syrup.  My … Continue reading

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Candied Apples

Just in time for Halloween, these candied apples are guaranteed to scare dentists out of their wits! cooking spray 2 C. sugar 3/4 C. water 1/2 C. light corn syrup 1 cinnamon stick 10 drops red food coloring plastic or wooden chopsticks … Continue reading

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Homemade Potato Chips

I got a mandolin slicer for my birthday (thanks Harley!) and to inaugurate it I made potato chips.  If you’re not familiar with a mandolin it’s a tool that enables you to slice things in incredibly thin, perfectly even slices.  … Continue reading

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Bacon and Egg Cupcakes

This came from a fellow food blogger Rufus’ Food and Spirits Guide who got the idea from another blogger, Fifteen Spatulas (check out how clean her muffin tins are).  So, no credit to me for the recipe, just the new silly … Continue reading

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Spicy Caramelized Squash

Squash is so versatile and satisfying.  I have a few favorite ways of preparing squash, but this one is my new favorite.  It also cooks up really fast and is a great vegan addition to any fall supper. 1 acorn … Continue reading

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Brined and Roasted Chicken

I have been brining our Thanksgiving turkey for the last few years, but this was my first time brining a chicken.  I wasn’t sure if it was worth the effort.  Wow!  This was so succulent and juicy, and pretty much … Continue reading

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Oven Charred Vegetables

This is an adaptation from Lucinda Scala Quinn’s terrific book Mad Hungry.  Her recipes are perfect for feeding hungry families.  In fact, many of the favorite dishes that my family requests came from her book (go buy it, it’s awesome … Continue reading

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Company Cashews

This is what you break out when company comes.  Warm and fragrant, these cashews are perfect for your next cocktail party. 2 C. unsalted cashews 1 t. Kosher salt 1 T. olive oil 2 T. brown sugar 1 pinch cayenne … Continue reading

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Apple Cinnamon Pancake Rings with Apple Syrup

This is an adaptation of a recipe from Carla Hall.  My friend Brennan called me and said, “You have to make these pancakes with apples I just saw on t.v!”  She was right.  The whole family loved these. 1 1/2 … Continue reading

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Apple Hand Pies

Grocery store puff pastry + 2 apples + sugar and spice = dessert for four in about 20 minutes. 1 sheet of defrosted puff pastry, cut into fourths 2 apples, cored and sliced very thin 1/4 C. sugar 1 T. … Continue reading

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