I‘ve enjoyed apples aplenty this fall, including many from my parents’ apple trees. …
Tiny Pumpkin Pies simplify serving dessert. Deeply spiced smooth pumpkin filling gets extra depth and flavor from caramelized brown sugar as well as molasses.
I‘ve been baking pie for as long as I can remember. I love to make it, and I love to eat it. Apple, blackberry, chocolate cream, butterscotch, peach, pumpkin, you name it — pie is practically perfect. And I only add the “practically” because slicing pie makes me curiously anxious….
Pale orange in hue with pecan slivers for stems, these tender, subtly-spiced Pumpkin Dinner Rolls make for a great snack or dinner accompaniment.
The other day I took a shot at baking Kaiser rolls. My husband makes amazing Gorgonzola-stuffed burgers, and it always seems a shame to eat such extravagant fare on ordinary hamburger buns….
These Pumpkin-Date Muffins taste like gingerbread with a pumpkin twist. Minced pecans add nuttiness and texture, while chopped dates add sweetness that lingers.
Unlike last year, I’m wearing shorts, t-shirts, and flip flops in this first week of October. California may be expensive, but you can’t beat the weather….
These Savory Pumpkin Hand Pies deliver their thyme-laced pumpkin, Gruyere, and leek filling in a tidy, hand-size package that’s almost too cute to eat. Happy Halloween!
Catalogs seem to multiply in my mailbox these days. You know what I’m talking about — that endless supply of glossy pages parading seasonal items like bronze pumpkins vases and decorative metal skulls, not to mention berry-and-pine cone-topiary Christmas trees and reindeer-Santa-and-sleigh stitched throw pillows….
Take advantage of large apple harvests by creating frozen apple pie pucks ready to bake straight from the freezer on a moment’s notice.
I feel winter coming. Every day we’re losing three-and-a-half minutes of sunlight. I’m not happy about this. I like sunlight….