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Peanut Curry Noodles with Seared Shrimp & Scallops

In my obsession with all things pumpkin, I found this recipe. When we went to make it, however, we made an executive decision to leave the pumpkin out. We felt there were TOO many things going on in this recipe, and decided that simplifying it would be in our best interests. The results were delicious....

Spicy Lime Fish Tacos

Fish tacos are one of those hit or miss type of meals. We’ve tried them in the past but have never been completely satisfied with the outcome. This time, however, we scored big time. I don’t think I’ve had a better fish taco… ever. Bear with me with this recipe. It was one of those...

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Silly me bought a mondo can of pumpkin to make last week’s Pumpkin Praline Pie. So needless to say I had a lot leftover, and who’s to throw out perfectly good pumpkin? So I found this little gem of a recipe. Let’s just say that I have two more mondo cans of pumpkin waiting in...

Pork Chops with Toasted Spice Rub and Apple Dressing

Taylor sure got a treat this week: steak and pork in the same week. Very unusual in our kitchen. Maybe because I’ve always been biased against pork, and steak (at least the good pieces) are too expensive to eat on a regular basis. This is the reason you’ll always see more lentils and tofu on...

Grilled Flank Steak with Shallot and Red Wine Sauce

If you watched the Next Food Network Star, this recipe is from Amy, the show’s winner. While I think that the sauce from our Burgundy Steak Salad is a bit richer, this is a good and fairly simple way to make a good steak. The potatoes are fun too… thwak them with a rolling pin...

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...