Category Archives: MY PANTRY

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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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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The Backup Plan: Kabocha Squash Soup

In our over-scheduled lives that feel overwhelming from the moment the alarm jolts us awake every morning, do people have time to cook anymore? If you’re working a job that makes you feel completely depleted at the end of the … 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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Homemade Vegetable Stock

I have a few posts for you today for pantry items that come together in a great Pumpkin Polenta with an Apple Feta Compote I’ll post tomorrow. First up: making your own vegetable stock. Making vegetable stock is such an … Continue reading

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What’s your favorite kitchen tool?

Think about it for a minute. What’s your favorite tool in the kitchen that you go to time after time? It might be an appliance makes your life easy in some way. Or it might be an old muffin pan … Continue reading

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Making a Simple Pie Crust

Weigh the flour and grate the cheese. Mix the flour, sugar, salt, pepper and cheddar cheese together the bowl of a food processor fitted with a blade. Pulse a few times to evenly disperse everything through the flour. Slice the … Continue reading

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