Pumpkin Scones

October 27, 2011
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So I really love the Pumpkin Scones that are available this time of year at Starbucks – I do not however like the impact they have on my wallet.  A few bucks every time I pick up an afternoon coffee really starts to add up!  This year I set out to find a Pumpkin Scone […]

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Pumpkin Waffles with Apple Cider Syrup

October 24, 2011
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This is seriously my favorite fall breakfast dish ever.  Ever.  I found the recipe in the Gooseberry Patch Pumpkin Cookbook which I had downloaded on a whim onto my Kindle – it’s a pretty awesome little cookbook.  This recipe combines all the things I love about fall flavors with all the things I love about waffles – […]

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Cinnamon Bun French Toast and Turkey Sausage

August 25, 2011
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Ok so I am combining two ’30-while-30′ dishes into one post because that’s how we enjoyed them.  I think this actually makes a really good breakfast combination – the sweetness of the french toast can be a little overwhelming, but with the spicy sausage by its side it was just about perfect.  I fell in […]

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Eggs Benedict

August 21, 2011

Eggs benedict has been a favorite breakfast item of mine for years, but it always seemed way too complicated to make at home.  In case you have never tried this out at your local breakfast stop, Eggs benedict consists of canadian bacon and poached eggs atop an english muffin, topped with hollandaise sauce.  To some extent, it is a challenge - […]

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Peach Ginger Preserves

August 18, 2011

So until I took on this 30-while-30 post, I had never canned anything.  I was rather intimidated by the whole process, mostly because I didn’t understand how it worked.  However, making preserves was enough of an impetus for me to figure it out.  I will caveat this with you absolutely do NOT have to can […]

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Beer Pancakes

August 1, 2011

Ok, have you ever thought in practice something sounds tasty, but then when it’s actually go-time…the finished product is ‘meh’ at best?  I’ve gotta tell you, I am in the ‘meh’ camp regarding beer pancakes.  I love, love, love beer – so it’s not that I didn’t know what I was getting into.  My husband […]

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Homemade Chocolate Walnut Spread – (wal)nutella

February 26, 2011

I almost never buy Nutella and here’s why: if we have some in our pantry, it’s gone within 2 or 3 days.  I absolutely love the chocolatey, nutty flavors and enjoy it on everything from bagels to fruit.  It’s a sure way to ruin any healthy eating kick I start.  Lately, however, I’ve really been […]

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Homemade Pancake Mix

January 20, 2011

Pancakes have recently become a favorite meal in our household.  Thankfully we’re only cooking for two, because making pancakes with our medium-sized frying pan on an electric stove-top was a slow process and sometimes disastrous process.  While I loved the idea of an electric griddle, I was concerned about storage space.  My husband was pretty […]

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January 20, 2011

This year for Christmas, I got a fantastic cookbook for any Harry Potter-phile who knows their way around the kitchen - The Unofficial Harry Potter Cookbook.  It’s got plenty of great recipes for the treats found on the Hogwarts Express, dishes prepared in the kitchen by house elves, and all kinds of other tasty bites popular ‘across […]

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Pumpkin Pancakes

November 15, 2010
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Between September and January, pumpkin puree does not last long in my house.  Here in New England, we’ve been fortunate enough to miss the canned pumpkin shortage that has plagued parts of the country for the past two baking seasons.  Last year, I was so concerned that we’d encounter a shortage that I bought multiple […]

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