Posts Tagged ‘Pumpkin’
Friday, November 8th, 2013
I can’t imagine a holiday dinner without turkey and all the trimmings. Not just for Thanksgiving; we don’t eat pork (so ham is out of the question), and Christmas calls for a big turkey dinner as well. We don’t mind.
Actually, we love it so much, we usually make one other full turkey dinner in late winter/early spring just for the heck of it. Creatures of habit, we are.
Similarly, Thanksgiving brunch always means a pumpkin treat will be on the menu. That is just how it goes, and it’s something everyone looks forward to. (more…)
Thursday, October 3rd, 2013
Back home, Friday nights used to be my girls’-night-in sleepover night with my niece Autumn Rose. She’s all of ten now (wow, where did the time go?!), but you’d think she was at least fourteen from the way she looks (tallest in her class!) and the way she acts.
I’ve always been proud of her for being such a healthy eater – her mother drilled it into her from the very beginning and it has done wonders for her in every way. Which is why when I made this for dinner one Friday night late last winter I was completely surprised at her response: I don’t eat stuffed shells…they’re not my thing and I just don’t like them. Ok, first, lol. See what I mean? Ten going on fourteen. And second, this was coming from the girl who voluntarily orders pan-seared fish when eating out (in Disney, nonetheless!), drinks kombucha with me, and laughs in the face of savory green smoothies before gobbling them up (truth be told, I don’t even know many adults who can handle savory green smoothies…they really are an acquired taste!). (more…)
Monday, September 23rd, 2013
I hope you had a wonderful weekend! For me, this weekend flew by even faster than they normally do. That’s what happens when you try to cram a ton of stuff into just two days!
Here’s what’s going on… (more…)
Friday, September 20th, 2013
Are you a math person?
I’m a weird sort of non-math math person. I’m the type of person who can figure out completely convoluted math word problems quickly. But then, I’m sad to say, my basic math skills – like multiplication and division – are pretty lacking. Sigh. I have absolutely nothing to say for myself.
Mike is always confounded as to how my mind works. He’s the opposite of me, so I guess we complete each other, lol. (more…)
Monday, September 16th, 2013
Happy Monday, friends!
This week’s edition has a whole lot of seasonal flair… (more…)
Friday, January 4th, 2013
Among the many reasons I adore Wegmans is their soup bar. Their store-bought soups actually taste homemade. (For the most part anyway…the one soup I don’t like is their Chicken and Dumpling. The dumplings used to be really fluffy and tender, but they changed the recipe and now they’re heavy and mealy with a very potato-like taste and texture. I never get that soup anymore…Wegmans if you’re reading, please bring back the previous Chicken and Dumpling!).
Back to the soups I do like. Shrimp Bisque, Spicy Tomato with Orzo, Broccoli Cheddar, and Italian Wedding (which is made with beef meatballs instead of pork!), to name a few. And the queen of all delicious soups, their Brown Sugar Pumpkin Bisque. (more…)
Friday, November 23rd, 2012
A random day in early October I woke up with the words snack cake stuck in my head. As in, I could really go for a slice of snack cake…for breakfast! Oddly enough, I wasn’t really sure what snack cake is, only that I wanted some, stat.
I knew I had to make it happen.
So first I Googled “snack cake” to find out exactly what it is.
I was way off. Turns out, it’s not even the slicing kind of cake.
According to Wikipedia, it is things like Twinkie, Ho Hos, Ding Dong, Ring Ding, and Devil Dog. (Speaking of Hostess treats like Twinkie and Ho Hos, did you see that Hostess announced that they were forced by a Bakers Union strike to shut down all operations and sell all company assets?! I was floored when I read that earlier this week. With an American icon like that shutting down, it feels like the end of an era…even though I honestly can’t remember the last time I bought one of those treats. More than anything else, my heart truly goes out to the employees and their families who have been affected by this.)
Friday, November 18th, 2011
Holiday mornings are always special in my family, and every year we try to come up with new festive dishes to serve at brunch. This pudding (which is really a porridge…but pudding sounds a little more indulgent, don’t you think? And what are holidays for, if not indulgence ;) ) is the perfect thing to wake up to on a snowy holiday morning; it features pumpkin and maple, and is thickened with semolina. (more…)