Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops

January 2, 2012
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Ok so I recently found the Peppermint Brownie Cake Pops at Starbucks and my life has not been the same since.  They are that delicious.  And somehow, under 200 calories…I’m guessing that’s because they are so small, but really this sweet treat is all I really need to get me through my day.  I also, […]

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Homemade Marshmallows

December 24, 2011
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I always wondered how marshmallows were made – the puffy soft sugary goodness seemed like it would be elusively difficult to replicate in my own kitchen, so I always just bought whatever I could find at the local market whenever we wanted to make S’mores, or have a few in my hot cooca.  As my […]

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National Cupcake Day

December 15, 2011
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Happy National Cupcake Day!!! My new favorite holiday.   In honor of National Cupcake Day, I thought I’d post a few of our favorite cupcake recipes here on Domestic Pursuits. Happy Cupcaking!! These Chocolate Peppermint Brownie Cupcakes would be absolutely wonderful this time of year.  They are minty and moist and fabulously rich – perfect to bring […]

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Pumpkin Ravioli with Walnut Cream Sauce

November 17, 2011
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One of my favorite things to make from scratch is pasta.  It’s pretty easy, and very social – a great group activity.  I had never, however, tackled making a filled pasta from scratch because the idea was pretty daunting.   But, if there’s one thing I learned from my old church in Philadelphia though, it’s […]

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Creamy Pumpkin Penne

November 16, 2011
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I have a confession to make.  As much as I love pumpkin baked goods, I have never tried a savory pumpkin dish.  I’m not a fan of squash, so pumpkin seemed infinitely unlikable.  I definitely had to step out of my comfort zone to make this dish, and I’m thrilled that I did.  While preparing the meal, there […]

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Pumpkin Polenta with Black Beans and Chorizo

November 15, 2011
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This is a recipe I have been making for years, yet somehow has never made it onto Domestic Pursuits! It’s one of those ones I’ve committed to memory I make it so often, and also it’s the reason why canned pumpkin is a year round staple in my pantry. My excuse is that it’s hard […]

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Thai Pumpkin Soup

November 14, 2011
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This time of year really is just begging me to make soup.  (Well, maybe not days like today – 66 degrees in New England on November 14th?  Really?)  This recipe has been a long time coming to this blog.  The soup was actually first featured on Domestic Pursuits last year in the background of my […]

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Savory Pumpkin Week

November 13, 2011
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Pumpkin is not just for baking!  Lisa and I had so much fun with our sweet pumpkin treats that we decided to embark on a week of savory pumpkin-based foods.  Check back every day this week for another helping of meal ideas where pumpkin is the star.

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Pumpkin Fudge

October 29, 2011
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When I first saw Pumpkin Fudge, I have to admit – I was skeptical.  My husband and I bought a square when we were visiting the Jersey shore last month – fudge is a traditional Jersey shore treat, and I figured what better new flavor to try in October than Pumpkin!  It felt a little like the […]

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

October 28, 2011
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In addition to loving just about all things pumpkin, I am also posses an unabashed affection for whoopie pies.  While I have sample many varieties of this fun treat, I had yet to try pumpkin.  My search for the perfect pumpkin whoopie pie recipe led me to Two Fat Cats Bakery in Portland, Maine.   The state […]

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