Monthly Archives: November 2011

Homemade Pumpkin Puree

There is something very satisfying about making a pumpkin pie completely from scratch.  As a first step, you need to make pumpkin puree from a pie pumpkin, also known as a sugar pumpkin.  My small pumpkin yielded nearly 3 cups … Continue reading

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Fudge Babies

These little bites are about as healthy as a dessert can get. Experiment with different kinds of nuts and other add-ins to get different flavors. So far the below combination is my favorite – it’s very Almond Joy-esque. I accidentally … Continue reading

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Simple Tomato Sauce

This is an easy tomato sauce that can be whipped up quickly with minimal chopping.  You may want to strain off some of the juice before adding the tomatoes to the skillet or, if the sauce seems too runny, just … Continue reading

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Homemade Pop Tarts

These are amazingly good!  The crust is buttery and flaky and fantastic.  The dough is a bit tricky to work with — like pie dough it needs to be chilled or else it will stick.  I used half of the … Continue reading

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Chicken Tortilla Soup

This is a great weeknight meal because it cooks up quickly and all of the chopping can be done ahead of time.  You can use whatever cuts of chicken you prefer.  I broke down a fresh chicken last week, so … Continue reading

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