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 Chocolate Chip Cookies

October 26, 2011
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Pumpkin chocolate chip cookies have become a seasonal favorite in my house and featured among the first recipes that I blogged back in 2008.  Since the recipe is buried in the archives and accompanied by a terrible photograph, I figured I would dust it off and repost in order to share with my newer readers. These cookies […]

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Pumpkin Spice Bread

October 25, 2011
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If you’re like me and you enjoy pumpkin, warm fall spices and baking, then you should make this bread.  Like most quick breads, it comes together quickly with minimal mess using pantry staples.  In a little more than one hour, you’ll have not one, but two loaves of perfectly spiced warm pumpkin bread.  It’s perfect […]

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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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Pumpkin Fest: Sweet Treats

October 23, 2011
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It’s fall and seasonal pumpkin favorites are everywhere:  coffee, creamer, doughnuts, beer, hard cider, baked goods, bath and body products…the list goes on and on.  I love the changing seasons and pumpkin in any form ranks high in my list of fall necessities.  You’ll find that at Domestic Pursuits, we just can’t get enough pumpkin! […]

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October 15, 2011
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I have loved spinach since I was an infant – just ask my mom, I was about the one baby in America who was disappointed when Gerber discontinued their creamed spinach jarred food.  It is still one of my favorite veggies.  It’s healthy and delicious.  Of course when you combine it with cheese and wrap it […]

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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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And now I’m 31!

August 23, 2011

Well, I did it!  I finished all the items on my list the day before I turned 31!  Yes, I know, I haven’t blogged about them all yet – mostly because I would have had to put up 7 postings in one day which just seemed silly.  But, I did cook all the items on […]

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The Mayo Clinic (or, Homemade Mayonnaise)

August 21, 2011

I once told someone that I did not like mayonnaise, and they told me ‘that’s because you’ve never had homemade mayonnaise!’  That was the inspiration behind adding this item to my list of things to make – and man were they right.  Mayonnaise actually is very simple to make, yet very tasty and delicious – definitely […]

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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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