Month: September 2009

How to Cook a Pumpkin

How to Cook a Pumpkin

In all the years I have been baking with pumpkin (pies, cakes, muffins, cookies, etc.) I have never, ever used a real pumpkin. I know the stuff in the can is labeled Real Pumpkin but I’m talking about the non-canned variety that only shows up…

Bavarian Apple Torte

Bavarian Apple Torte

The great thing about doing all the cooking around here is that we’re always having exactly what I’m hungry for 😉 and lately I’ve been craving apples. I made this Bavarian Apple Torte from Taste of Home a few days ago and everyone devoured it…

Rigatoni with White Beans

Rigatoni with White Beans

I have made this vegetarian dinner twice now and we have had no leftovers either time. It’s delicious, healthy, and super easy. At first I wasn’t sure how I would feel about the sage in this recipe as I had never used it with pasta.…

Monday Morning…

Monday Morning…

I have spent the morning working on a dinner menu. I have two weekly planning sessions, Monday – Thursday and Friday – Sunday. I know some people shop once a week or (gasp!) even less than that but twice a week works for me. This…

Good Morning – Dinner is Ready! (Almost)

Good Morning – Dinner is Ready! (Almost)

It’s in the 60’s this morning and the weather is not forecasted to reach beyond the 70’s all week. Fall is here and I can already feel myself slipping into my winter food mode – comfort foods with lots of carbs. I’m thinking of making…

Hearty Vegetarian Enchiladas

Hearty Vegetarian Enchiladas

Every once in a while, I can serve a vegetarian meal hearty enough that the kids don’t even question whether or not it contains meat. This is one of those dishes. It’s a heavy dinner and I frequently only serve chips and guacamole on the…

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

Chocolate Chip Pecan Blondies

The secret ingredient here is dark rum. I used Myer’s Original Dark. It should be noted that these blondies would also be excellent without the rum but the purpose of its addition is to help bring out the flavor of the pecans. Here’s the recipe:…