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

Nothing beats a simple tuna salad for a protein-packed quick and healthy lunch or snack. I love pickles and onions in mine. What do you put in yours? Today was one of those glorious days where I got to stay … Continue reading

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

This method for canning tomatoes is super easy – no messy peeling required. Just whiz the tomatoes in a food processor, boil down as much or as little as you like, and process. You’ll have recipe-ready tomatoes to enjoy all … Continue reading

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Apple Buckwheat Crumble Cake

Taste a forkful of autumn with this moist Apple Buckwheat Cake topped with a crunchy topping. It’s official. Fall is here. Not only on the calendar, but in the trees and in my garden and on the roadsides and in … Continue reading

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