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Pumpkin Praline Pie

Taylor gets cravings, and whether for cake or curry or pumpkin pie, they need to be filled. I’ve learned this from past experiences, like when he ‘snuck’ a grocery store pumpkin pie into our shopping cart without me noticing (I made quite an embarrassment of myself when I proclaimed to the checker that she had...

Salmon with Soy-Honey Glaze and Wasabi

This was a decent salmon recipe, not the best, but easy and flavorful. I don’t think we let our soy sauce reduce enough, it may have been a little ‘stickier’ had we done so, but the combination of honey and the soy sauce was quite delightful. If you taste it on its own it seems...

Homemade Fettuccine with Garlic and Oil

Well, after the ravioli, we had the paster maker dusted off and were ready to use it again. We ditched the idea of more ravioli, as they are not the quickest things in the world, and went with a plain fettuccine. The difference between fresh pasta and dried is huge… once you’ve made some you’ll...

Ugly Ravioli (aka Roasted Vegetable & Pancetta Ravioli)

Ugly, maybe, but good? Definitely! We found this recipe for Roasted Veggie Ravioli with Crispy Pancetta on Jaden’s blog. I tried (somewhat unsuccessfully) to capture the sheer scale of the mess I made while making this pasta. Homemade pasta is fun and delicious, but oh so messy. Which makes it even more fun in my...

Crunchy Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies

Well, after so many cupcakes, we decided we needed a break. And. Oh. My. God. These may just be the best brownies ever. I think the picture pretty much speaks for itself… Crunchy Peanut Butter and Fudge Brownies Makes 30 brownies. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients Brownies 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 7 ounces...

Quinoa with Mango and Curried Yogurt

We’ve been wanting to try quinoa (pronounced Keen-Wa) for sometime now, but it took a trip down to Wild Oats all the way across town to actually find it. But for this flavorful recipe, the trip was well worth it. The curry and peppers are deliciously spicy, but the cooling textures and flavors of the...