November 2011

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pillows from heaven

pillows from heaven

So I would say that this past weekend was pretty successful food-wise.  My pumpkin pies were a hit.  Everyone loved my pot roast I made the day after Thanksgiving.  And my aunt tried a leftover piece of chocolate stout cake and it brought tears to her eyes because it was so good.  Really. And these … more

pumpkin crunch

pumpkin crunch

So I have pretty much all but told you that I am not going to be very helpful this Thanksgiving.  Even worse, my actual Thanksgiving food post(s) are going to come after Thanksgiving, at which time I am sure they will be so very useful to you. But I have decided to offer you a … more

german chocolate cake

german chocolate cake

I realize that what I’m going to say is a bit of a heresy.  So I’ll just be out with it.  I’m not really a big fan of Thanksgiving.  And the reason why is even more of a heresy…it’s because of the food. I’ll wait while you all recover. There are plenty of things I … more

parmesan roasted acorn squash

parmesan roasted acorn squash

I am constantly in debate with these blog posts.  I make dinner and then sit down to eat it thinking, “This will be it!  This will make everyone want to run to the kitchen right now!”  And then as I eat, I just think, “This is good.  But not as good as those danishes.  Or … more

pecan quesadillas

pecan quesadillas

Crazy weeks call for short posts.  I’m sorry.  Or actually maybe I’m not because we’re all just here for the pictures and the recipes, right?  Wait no, please don’t say that because I have spent and embarrassingly long amount of time writing some of these posts.   But this will not be one of them. … more