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Pumpkin Scones with Cinnamon Sugar Glaze

I don’t think I’m the only one that went a little crazy with the canned pumpkin this year. All this talk about the great pumpkin shortage was something I didn’t take lightly. I picked up a can or two (or three, if Taylor was with me) every time we spotted it in the store, and...

Balsamic Onion Tart with Goat Cheese and Thyme

I can’t remember when we actually made this dish (obviously before daylight savings time kicked in, judging from the summery light in this photo – oh how I covet thee…) But I do remember just how tasty these little tartlets were. A buttery pastry crust, rich onions cooked down with balsamic vinegar until they are...

Cinnamon Chocolate Churro Cupcakes

Taco night is quickly become a tradition around these parts. Hosted by our lovely neighbor, these nights are basically an excuse to get together. Neighbors, friends, new friends… and tacos. The ultimate community food. But what goes with tacos? For dessert, I mean. I considered flan (involves making caramel, I scrapped that real quick), tres...

Sweet Potato Gnocchi with Brown Butter and Sage

All these years and we’ve never made gnocchi. We’ve made gnocchi dishes, but have always purchased pre-made gnocchi from various sources. And to be honest, it’s never very good. Dense and gummy would be appropriate adjectives to describe the little potato lumps. Which is maybe why we’ve never attempted the homemade version; we just assumed...

Chocolate Banana Cream Pie

We’re not very good at making decisions. It took us 3 months to pick out a sofa for our living room. Out kitten Sgt. Pepper was nameless for nearly a week. I ordered and returned 8 different pairs of winter shoes before I finally liked one enough to keep. Decisions are not our strong suit....

Vanilla Giveaway Winner & A Free Printable

Wow. You folks sure love your vanilla! We had a record 636 entries, that’s more than any giveaway we’ve done in the past. Thank you everyone for entering. I’m no statistician, but I think Vanilla Bean Ice Cream might just be the most popular vanilla recipe, but other common responses seem to be vanilla buttercream,...