Rosemary-Pumpkin Soup with Pancetta

A number of years ago, I was a finalist in a Cooking Light cook-off.   This was back when I was OCD about entering recipe contests.    I have refocused that obsession to this blog now and I haven’t entered a contest in quite a while.   I think my last winner was in 2011.

Anyhoo—one . . . → Read More: Rosemary-Pumpkin Soup with Pancetta

Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

I have tons of frozen pumpkin puree in the freezer.   You see, I love buying pumpkins for holiday decorations.   I get my money’s worth because I buy for Halloween, leave the pumpkins on the front steps for Thanksgiving, and then they finally meet their demise in a hot oven as they roast.   . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-Tomato Soup with Beans and Chickpeas

Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (and a weird squash)

Have you ever been over to M.J.’s Kitchen?   If not, you must stumbled over there as soon as you are able.

Last January, M.J. posted about an unusual squash with an unusual name:   Cushaw Pumpkin.   These things do not look like pumpkins at all.     Besides the weird name, they were . . . → Read More: Whole Wheat Pumpkin Muffins (and a weird squash)

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Have you noticed the pumpkin recipes I have been posting lately.  I am in good company as I lurk around the internet (and Pinterest).   There are a LOT of great pumpkin recipes out there.

That must mean one thing….Halloween is almost here and Thanksgiving will follow close behind.

We have had fewer and fewer Trick-or-Treaters . . . → Read More: Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Pumpkin-White Chocolate Brownies


Do brownies have to be chocolate?

Do they have to be rich and gooey and delicious?

Let’s just say “No” to the former and a big “YES” to the latter.

I started decorating for Halloween today (yes, I am late), and I started to set out my only two pumpkins from the garden.   I . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-White Chocolate Brownies

Pumpkin Sage Whole Wheat Muffins for SRC

Check out my healthy option for a whole wheat pumpkin muffin with just a hint of butter and sage. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin Sage Whole Wheat Muffins for SRC

Christmas Gift #5: Pumpkin Granola

Another healthy “Gifts from the Kitchen” Idea. . . . → Read More: Christmas Gift #5: Pumpkin Granola

Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles

I am on a pumpkin kick. Here is a great hearty breakfast recipe. . . . → Read More: Pumpkin-Pecan Waffles

Make your own pumpkin pie spice

Get ready for autumn baking by having this spice on hand. Today’s project was pumpkin granola. . . . → Read More: Make your own pumpkin pie spice

Cleaning out the freezer…

I am getting spring fever in anticipation of all that I will jam in the freezer this growing season! . . . → Read More: Cleaning out the freezer…

My Favorite Reads

Eat, Pray, Love
Running with Scissors
SantaLand Diaries
Me Talk Pretty One Day
Angela's Ashes
Dress Your Family in Corduroy and Denim
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
My Life in France
Julie and Julia: 365 Days, 524 Recipes, 1 Tiny Apartment Kitchen: How One Girl Risked Her Marriage, Her Job, and Her Sanity to Master the Art of Living
Garlic and Sapphires: The Secret Life of a Critic in Disguise
A Homemade Life: Stories and Recipes from My Kitchen Table
Tender at the Bone: Growing Up at the Table
The Liars' Club
Code Name Verity
The Paris Wife
The Shoemaker's Wife
The Secret Book of Frida Kahlo: A Novel
Brother of the More Famous Jack
Burying the Honeysuckle Girls

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