Archive for October, 2011

Roasted Butternut Squash and Apple Soup

We went trick or treating in the hood last night, but it’s still Halloween tonight, so the kids had Mummy Dogs for dinner.  They are just hot dogs cut in half and wrapped in crescent… Read more »

October 31, 2011 | Soup and Salad
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Caramel Apples

This is a beginner from-scratch caramel apple recipe.  It’s only slightly more difficult than melting store bought caramels.  But then again, given how much I hate going to Walmart, I’d say this recipe brought me… Read more »

October 30, 2011 | Desserts, Snacks & Drinks
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Pumpkin Spice Yogurt with Maple Spice Granola

These days everybody’s all runnin’ around gettin’ their PSLs from Starbucks.  So I had this idea to make PSY (Pumpkin Spice Yogurt).  Healthy and yum. I made a lot because I took it to the… Read more »

October 29, 2011 | Breakfast, Snacks & Drinks
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Monster Munch

I made Monster Munch for the teachers at our elementary school to snack on during parent/teacher conferences this week.  I was extremely glad to get it out of the house; it’s so good I couldn’t… Read more »

October 28, 2011 | Desserts, Snacks & Drinks
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Slow Cooker Tikka Masala

The easy to delicious ratio on this dish is really low, I’ll be honest with ya.  It took a long time to prep, dirtied my dutch oven AND the crock pot (I keep forgetting about… Read more »

October 27, 2011 | Main Dishes
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Quinoa with Roasted Fall Vegetables and Pistachios

Quinoa. Pronounced KEEN-wah.  If you’re not eating it yet, now is the time.  It’s super healthy and finally readily available in regular grocery stores.  I like this recipe a lot.  And I’ll bet the leftovers… Read more »

October 26, 2011 | Main Dishes
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Buffalo Chicken Tacos

Who doesn’t like buffalo wings?  Well, besides me?  I don’t like chicken wings at all, buffalo or any other style. But I do like boneless wings, aka cut up chicken breasts tossed in buffalo sauce. … Read more »

October 25, 2011 | Main Dishes
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Ginger and Cilantro Baked Tilapia

Between 4 year old birthday parties (can’t believe my baby is 4!), volunteering for elementary school fall festivals, going to said festivals, and stomach flus, not much cookin’ happened around here last week.  But we… Read more »

October 24, 2011 | Main Dishes
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Ham and Cheese Frittata

This post should be subtitled: I was too exhausted to cook dinner because I spent the day at the pumpkin patch with 100 kindergarteners.  Wow, I don’t know how teachers do it every day.  They… Read more »

October 13, 2011 | Breakfast

Mesclun Salad with Honeycrisp Apple Vinaigrette

Sandwiches made with leftover ham from last night and a big salad. That was dinner for us tonight.  By the way, mesclun is just a fancy word for the baby lettuce mix that is in… Read more »

October 12, 2011 | Soup and Salad