Monthly Archives: October 2013

Corpse Reviver #2

This drink isn’t nearly as scary as its name. Actually, it’s only scary good. Boo! Have a Happy Halloween everyone. Corpse Reviver No. 2 1 oz gin 1 oz Cointreau (we used triple sec and survived) 1 oz Lillet Blanc … Continue reading

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Cheddar and Bacon Hash Brown Cups

This dish has cheese, bacon and potatoes. Your basic food groups covered. Cheddar and Bacon Hash Brown Cups 3 cups shredded potatoes 1/2 small to medium onion, grated 1 cup cheddar cheese 6-8 slices bacon salt/pepper to taste Spray a … Continue reading

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Banana Muffins with Chocolate and Pecans

By Katherine Greg hates bananas so whenever we buy some, which is hardly ever, half of them wind up in the freezer. I pulled some out and put them to use for a boss’s day breakfast at work, which I was … Continue reading

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Relishing the Last of Our Green Tomatoes

Greg pulled up the tomato plants last weekend, but before he did stripped off the rest of the green tomatoes. The nighttime temperatures are finally low enough that we’re not seeing any more tomatoes ripen. I thought about surprising him … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: What’s for Dinner, Pumpkin?

We’ve featured pumpkin all week so we’re wrapping things up with a few ways to feature pumpkin at the dinner table. We used buttercup squash for the risotto, but pumpkin would work as well. For dessert, well we’re pumpkined out. … Continue reading

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Whole Pumpkin Soup

This soup is fantastic. Due to all the heavy cream and cheese it should only be served during a large gathering.The recipe is adapted from Splendid Soups by James Peterson, who adapted it from a standard French recipe that only … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Biscotti

These are the best biscottti we’ve made since the last time we made biscotti. OK, seriously these are fantastic. Earlier this fall we tried to make pumpkin spice cookies and they turned out too cakey. So we turned to our … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Latte Cocktail

Pumpkin lattes are great, but they lack booze. Let’s dispense with the caffeine instead. Pumpkin Latte Cocktail 2 ounces vanilla vodka 3 tbsp pumpkin puree 1/2 to 3/4 oz coffee liqueur 1/2 tbsp maple syrup, plus extra for rim about … Continue reading

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Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Cinnamon Rolls

This was our first go at cinnamon rolls and we were incredibly pleased with the results. Although, we don’t recommend making these with just two people in the house. Thank goodness for hungry coworkers. We adapted the dough from the … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Gnocchi

This gnocchi is very similar to regular potato gnocchi except instead of potato there is pumpkin. The sauce for this uses any type of mushroom, but shitake or cremini will work best. The basic preparation and cooking is the same … Continue reading

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