Monthly Archives: October 2012

Gingered Pumpkin Soup with Crunchy Creamy Toppings

Celebrate fall with a bowl of this smooth and silky pumpkin soup, then have fun loading it with crunchy bacon, toasted pumpkin seeds and the bite of creamy blue cheese.   Oh, the pumpkin patch has been overflowing, and there … Continue reading

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Maple and Mustard Glazed Turkey with Killer Gravy

  Oh, the sight of the regal holiday bird, golden and bronzed, enticing us with its mouthwatering aroma . . . the signal that the holiday feast is soon to be served. Don’t be intimidated by a turkey. There are … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Pie Granola (and How to Bake a Pumpkin)

  What dessert evokes fall more than pumpkin pie? The warm cinnamon-scented vapors curling enticingly around our noses as grandma opens the oven door, the luscious spicy creaminess topped with a cloud of whipped cream as we take a forkful … Continue reading

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Simple Tuna Salad (and a new Subscribe Button!)

Today was one of those glorious days where I got to stay home all day and get things done. Long overdue. I tidied piles and did laundry and finished my book for book club and organized my work space (somewhat) … Continue reading

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Canned Tomatoes – a Simple and Satisfying Way to Save Some Summer

Everything here in our great white north is a little later than the rest of the world, it seems. Rhubarb pushes out of the cold soil in May, daffodils finally bloom in June, and the tomatoes take their dear sweet … Continue reading

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