Monday, October 28, 2013

Peanut Butter Custard & Apple Tart

Apple + Pie - Check.
Ginger + Apple - Check.
Apple slices + Peanut butter - Check.

Why, oh why, aren't apple-peanut butter desserts a fall staple?

[read more]

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Pumpkin Week: Homemade Pumpkin Butter

To finish out Pumpkin Week, what better than a pumpkin condiment that you can incorporate into your life for weeks to come?

[read more]

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Pumpkin Week: DIY Mini Pumpkins

Now for a Pumpkin Week post that doesn't involve eating any pumpkins. Or, for that matter, scooping out any pumpkin goo. Pick up a few mini pumpkins or gourds, skip the carving, and create some colorful little fall accents.

[read more]

Friday, October 18, 2013

Pumpkin Week: Pumpkin & White Bean Bruschetta

Some foods are really delicious but just not that photogenic. Maybe so that only the faithful will get to enjoy them.

Also I take all my photos on an iPhone, so the blame may rest on something to do with that.

[read more]

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Pumpkin Week: Curried Pumpkin & Chevre Phyllo Cups

We've tried our hand at a pumpkin entree and a pumpkin dessert; a pumpkin amuse-bouche is definitely in order. And obviously I jump at the opportunity to use cool French words.

(True story: a few months ago I made an amuse-bouche joke at a dinner party and no one laughed, or even acknowledged it. I then repeated it to my boyfriend days later for validation and learned that maybe not all amuse-bouche references are clever.)

[read more]

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Pumpkin Week: Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Week continues with a pumpkin classic. Well, not as classic as pumpkin pie (I have never made a single pumpkin pie!), but chocolate chip cookies turned pumpkin are becoming pretty common (in pumpkin-loving households, anyway).

[read more]

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Pumpkin Week: Pumpkin, Gorgonzola & Prosciutto Lasagna Roll Ups

It's Pumpkin Week!

I realize that as it's been two years since Pumpkin Week 2.0, this may have lost some brand recognition. To catch you up: for a week in October, I create all pumpkin-related posts to honor the season and the blog's name. Pretty simple.

[read more]

Thursday, October 10, 2013

{Vegan} Cardamom Fudge

Looking for a dessert that is:

- easy
- no-bake
- no fuss to transport
- customizable
- gluten-free and vegan

[read more]

Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Roasted Cauliflower & White Cheddar Soup

The weather here is a bit fickle, but we've had some days where a nice hearty soup hits the spot. This is a great recipe for a filling, creamy soup, without all the cream but with tons of flavor (and a good amount of cheese).

[read more]

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

My Perfect Manhattan

Given all the recipes on this blog, including many cocktail recipes (um, including two cucumber gimlet recipes), I have no idea how I've never included a Manhattan. My go-to cocktail, both at home and at the bar, this is sure to please any whiskey fan. (If you don't like whiskey, maybe not.)

[read more]