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Coconut Custard Baked in a Pumpkin

Coconut Custard Baked in a Pumpkin

A while back I saw a dish similar to this on the cover of one of my many food magazines (possibly the sadly missed Gourmet, but I don’t recall), and every autumn I want to make it again.  It is one of those things that is incredibly easy to execute but it takes a lot […]

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It’s Peanut Butter Jelly Time

My cooking friend Mary, of the wonderful Food Floozie blog, recently challenged me to a peanut butter throwdown of sorts.  We had been collectively lamenting the negative issues with natural peanut butter (though a brilliant suggestion from Andrew of Chew Chew Food Review–to flip over the jar for a while before stirring the oil into […]

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A Picnic from My Mother’s Pantry

I am planning a gourmet picnic with family this weekend, so today I started on a few packable goodies using some of the amazing stuff my mother has preserved (as well as, you guessed it–more tomatoes!).  I always feel a little giddy with the sheer quantity of great ingredients I have on hand when I […]

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Midwest Garden Feast

I am back in the Midwest visiting my family and today we met at my beautiful Grandmother’s house for a family gathering.  As is always the case, there was more than enough food to go around, a good portion of it from my parent’s garden.   A key component is always fresh tomatoes, which are fading […]

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A Trio of Pears

We have been getting large numbers of beautiful pears from our CSA fruit share, and this weekend we had ten dead-ripe pears just begging to be turned into something delicious.  I decided to begin by turning them into some crockpot chunky pear sauce, with a couple of follow-up applications that are super easy and delicious. […]

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Roasted Pear Ice Cream

Super Easy Roasted Pear Ice Cream

Every Monday is a fun day in the kitchen, as it is the day we pick up our C.S.A. shares from Grant Family Farms.  I get a lot of pleasure out of seeing what’s in the box each week and then dreaming up something interesting to make.  Our fruit share has contained Bartlett pears the […]

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