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Hasty Halloween: Pumpkin Torte with Browned Butter Frosting

Hasty Halloween: Pumpkin Torte with Browned Butter Frosting

| November 1, 2012 | 0 Comments

I didn’t think I was going to celebrate Halloween this year.  It isn’t much of an issue at home – when it’s nice enough to revel in being cozy inside with family, and at least answer the door to miniature cowboys and excitable aliens – but in a dorm it’s depressing. I’ve missed out on […]

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Impress Your Relatives: Pumpkin Brûlée

Impress Your Relatives: Pumpkin Brûlée

| October 29, 2012 | 0 Comments

My mother hates pumpkin pie. Every fall, one finds its way to her.  Every fall, she takes a sizeable bite, convinced that this will be the year she moves beyond her issues with the pastry.  In the past, I have watched her stick her head under the kitchen faucet, scrubbing her tongue and sputtering as […]

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Preparing for the Weekend: Pumpkin Pie Shot

Preparing for the Weekend: Pumpkin Pie Shot

| October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

In sticking with the pumpkin theme we have going on this week, I was trying to think of a recipe to start your weekend off with, something you could easily use for tomorrow’s tailgating festivities as well. And it was pretty clear what kind of recipe would be perfect for the weekend. So to start […]

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Plunging into the Fall Season with Pumpkin Bread

Plunging into the Fall Season with Pumpkin Bread

| October 26, 2012 | 0 Comments

  To me, the one thing that always signals the onset of the holiday season is the smell of goodies baking in the oven. And pumpkin is one of my favorite ingredients to use in the kitchen during the season. While most people automatically think of pumpkin pie, something else is on my mind. It’s […]

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Ingredient of the Week: Pumpkin

Ingredient of the Week: Pumpkin

| October 24, 2012 | 0 Comments

In honor of Halloween, and of the month of October in general, this week’s spotlight ingredient is pumpkin. Perhaps the most iconic symbol of the holiday, the round, orange variety of squash has long had a place in Americans’ hearts and bellies. Pumpkins, actually a fruit, are native to North America and were eaten by […]

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Battle of the Beans: Garlic Chicken Burritos

Battle of the Beans: Garlic Chicken Burritos

| October 19, 2012 | 1 Comment

Today, for the first time, Katie Greene and I are having a cook-off.  We agreed upon a theme (cooking with canned goods) and an ingredient, (canned beans) and we’re taking off from there.  Now I don’t know about you, but black beans make me think of one thing, and one thing only. In my freshman […]

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Battle of the Beans: White Bean Dip

Battle of the Beans: White Bean Dip

| October 18, 2012 | 1 Comment

This means war! Samantha and I have decided to have our very own cook-off right here on our college campus. And it’s going to be up to you, the reader, to decide who remains victorious. While deciding on a theme, we thought to ourselves, “What is something most people have just lying around the house?” […]

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The Best Blueberry Muffins

The Best Blueberry Muffins

| October 18, 2012 | 0 Comments

  I wish I could take credit for this recipe, but I can’t. And it’s only right that I give credit where credit is due. This incredible recipe is one I found on what is probably my favorite recipe sharing website, allrecipes.com. And while I can’t pinpoint the exact origins of this recipe with 100 […]

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Ingredient of the Week: The Beauty of Blueberries

Ingredient of the Week: The Beauty of Blueberries

| October 5, 2012 | 1 Comment

You know how people say something is “as American as apple pie”? Well I don’t know where that saying came from, but someone needs to dust off the history books. The saying should go, “as American as blueberry pie.” Not only are blueberries delicious, but also they are one of the only fruits that we […]

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