November 2012

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sugar topped molasses spice cookies

sugar topped molasses spice cookies

I’m having a hard time getting the Christmas spirit this year.  I’m sitting here next to my Christmas tree listening to Christmas music.  I’ve wrapped a couple of Christmas presents.  I have a Christmas tree smelling candle.  I’ve been admiring Christmas lights.  We’ve watched a couple of Christmas movies.  And yet still, I’m not quite … more

chocolate pecan pie bars

chocolate pecan pie bars

I hope you had a lovely Thanksgiving.  Mine was spent in Atlanta with Gerrit’s family, with plenty of food, going to see the new James Bond movie, and beautiful weather.  And while I so enjoyed spending time with Gerrit’s family, by Friday I was ready to get home and see my own family that was … more

celery root and potato puree

celery root and potato puree

Here’s just a quick something to consider for a side dish this Thanksgiving.  We’re going to Atlanta with Gerrit’s family, where I am in charge of bringing basically whatever I want (in this case, some pumpkin bread and some chocolate pecan pie bars) and contributing the Grand Marnier for the pumpkin pies.  I’m sure I … more

glazed doughnuts

glazed doughnuts

Gerrit pointed out to me this past weekend that he had not woken up on a weekend day without obligation for two months.  Between him having to work some weekends, our going out of town for football games, and various other family happenings, he hasn’t had a completely lazy Saturday or Sunday in months.  So … more

pumpkin cheesecake

pumpkin cheesecake

There are always recipes in the back of my head that are constantly on my to-bake list but that I apparently don’t seem to have recipes for.  I’ve been wanting to make a pumpkin cheesecake for probably two years.  And last week, when I decided that I finally had a perfect excuse at the perfect … more