Tag Archives: fall

A Kidcentric Halloween Party

  Last year this party was a highlight of our fall season.  I’d love to repeat it, but until then I will make do with reposting it. One of the best things for me about having kids is being able … Continue reading

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Freeform Apple Pie

       This is my 500th blog post!    I love to make this type of pie.  It’s great for small dinner parties and it bakes in half the time of a regular pie.  The freeform crust gives it a nice … Continue reading

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Spiced Moroccan Yams

Canned yams are a thing of the past and should remain there.  Here is an easy, delicious, updated version for your Thanksgiving table sans marshmallows.  Serves 6 1/2 C. pitted dates, quartered 1 C. dried apricots, quartered 1/4 t. saffron … Continue reading

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Skillet Apple Cake

A quick and easy cake that’s perfect for an afternoon snack with a cup of tea.  Dress it up for dessert with a little vanilla ice cream. 10 T. butter, divided 2 large apples, such as granny smith, cored and … Continue reading

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A Kidcentric Halloween Party

  One of the best things for me about having kids is being able to make my own childhood fantasies come true.  As a child, it was always very important to me that things in my life were the “way … Continue reading

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Fig and Ricotta Canapes

This is a gorgeous fall dish to start a dinner party.  The homemade ricotta really makes the dish.  If that’s just not in the cards, then I would substitute mascarpone. 1 french baguette, sliced thinly 1 C. fresh ricotta click … Continue reading

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Bacon Wrapped Pork Tenderloin

The bacon flavors the pork so well that there are no other ingredients necessary, not even salt and pepper.  I served this with a little balsamic vinegar reduction, but it can easily stand on its own.  Be sure to let … Continue reading

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