Month: October 2014

About a month before Thanksgiving, my parents and I start planning our holiday meals. To keep from going completely crazy we divide and conquer the cooking. (Props to those of you who do the whole meal on your own, how do you manage?) For Thanksgiving, my mother is in charge of the roast turkey and stuffing
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Caramel apples are one of those things that are as much fun to make as they are to eat. I made this batch with my goddaughter Piper with apples she had picked apple picking at a nearby orchard. The last time I made caramel apples with young Piper she was barely 4 years old, and she
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Always a favorite at our Thanksgiving table is baked acorn squash. They’re so easy! The hardest part is cutting the squash in half—you need a sharp knife and a strong, steady hand. But then all you have to do is scoop out the seeds, score the inside, dot with butter and brown sugar or maple syrup
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Do you ever eat farro? It’s an ancient grain related to wheat. It has a wonderfully nutty, rich flavor and works beautifully as a side dish to chicken and pork. You cook it much like you would prepare a rice pilaf—sautéing garlic and onions first, adding the farro and water and simmering until done. Continue reading “Farro with
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This is one of those lazy days, couldn’t be easier, don’t have to think about it and it still turns out great, dishes. You just mix honey, Dijon mustard, and olive oil together and pour it over chicken thighs in a casserole dish and bake until done. Continue reading “Honey Mustard Chicken” » SimplyRecipes.com
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Is there nothing better than French toast for Sunday breakfast? Thick slices of bread, soaked in a mixture of beaten eggs with milk and cinnamon, toasted in a frying pan, and served with butter and maple syrup, this has to be one of our favorite, and most indulgent, breakfast dishes. Continue reading “French Toast” »
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Nothing beats the taste of homemade applesauce, and it’s so easy to make! Every year, starting in mid summer with the Gravensteins, and through late fall with Granny Smiths and Fuji apples, my father processes dozens of batches of applesauce from apples picked from his trees. Continue reading “Applesauce” » Simply Recipes
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Now that the cold weather is returning, it’s time to start making more soup, don’t you think? Here’s a classic, perfect for potato lovers—baked potato soup, made with mashed up baked potatoes, onion, celery, and stock, puréed and topped with classic baked potato toppings like crumbled crispy bacon, grated cheddar cheese, sour cream and chives. Continue
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Oh pumpkin season! There’s a chill in the air, kids and adults alike are planning their Halloween costumes, and carving pumpkins are pouring out of the local market. Now’s the time for pumpkin bread, don’t you think? Enable Javascript to access this page. Not all pumpkins are equal when it comes to cooking. Those large carving pumpkins?
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