Category Archives: GIFTS FROM THE KITCHEN

Gift #6: Maple-Honey Pumpkin Butter

For me, nothing evokes living in the country quite like fruit butters. A warm, soft biscuit fresh from the oven burnished with apple butter, and immediately I’m curled up in the kitchen of a farmhouse like a cat in the … Continue reading

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The Rugelach Cookie Project

Sometimes the successful execution of a recipe is more than just following the directions, especially when it comes to a cookie you have never eaten before. I made a new cookie this week, and it did not go well. I … Continue reading

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Cookie Blog Hop: Robin’s Oatmeal Peanut Butter Cookies with Chocolate Chips

Cookie Love Bloghop If November is the month for thinking about baking pumpkin pie, then December is all about making cookies. So, I was really excited when I was invited to co-host this month’s Cookie Love Bloghop. All though December, a group … Continue reading

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Gift #5: Crack Granola

I have struggled for years to find a nut-free granola that I like. Both my husband and I suffer nut allergies, and as a friend once volunteered: it kind of takes the fun out of it if you need to … Continue reading

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Gift #4: Chipotle Spice Rub and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

For those who might be new to my blog, I’m doing a series of Gifts From the Kitchen as we all ramp up for the holidays. These are gifts you can use for a gift exchange with family or friends, … Continue reading

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Gift #3: Spiced Pepitas

I keep pepitas around the kitchen all year round and use them to top off salads, pastas, stews, and a wide variety of vegetable dishes. Or, just acappella, for a snack without any accompaniment at all. Pepitas is the Spanish culinary … Continue reading

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Gift #2: Pear-Rosemary Pate de Fruit Jewels

This past weekend, a group of 20+ of us gathered for a potluck at the lovely home of Lynda of TasteFood to celebrate the release of a cookbook featuring a number of us with our winning recipes. We’ve all competed against each … Continue reading

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