Butternut Squash Salad with Farro and Pepitas

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This is one of my new favorite salads. It’s easy to put together and surprisingly tasty. A batch of quick-pickled onions adds great flavor. I liked it both at room temperature as well as warm.

I didn’t have any pepitas, so I skipped them, but I am certain that they will be a welcome addition when […]

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Lemon Meltaways

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My parents have been quarantining with us during the pandemic. We have loved every minute of the time we’ve spent together. The other day I asked my dad what his favorite cookie was and his simple response: lemon.

These cookies were a bit hit in our house and they didn’t last long. You don’t have […]

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Classic Buttermilk Waffles

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I know I’ve said this before, but these are REALLY my sons’ favorite waffles. It was a unanimous vote. This will now be my go-to waffle recipe for the boys.The recipe calls for pastry flour OR all-purpose flour. I have only ever used all-purpose. Pastry flour is supposed to make them a bit lighter. The […]

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Vanilla Custard Squares

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Our family LOVES puff pastry. We also LOVE custard, so this dessert is right up our alley. It’s somewhat time consuming to make, and you have to plan ahead because it needs to chill for four hours before you serve it, but it’s well worth the planning. Our family inhaled it.Buying Pepperidge Farm puff […]

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Moroccan Spiced Spaghetti Squash

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My mother wasn’t a huge fan of spaghetti squash, so she never served it when we were growing up, consequently, I never buy it when I see it appear in stores in the fall. Last week I stopped at one of the last farm stands that is still selling vegetables, and I saw a big […]

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Soft Peanut Butter Cookies

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I was looking for a recipe for soft peanut butter cookies because my Aunt Sylvia is sick and peanut butter cookies are her favorite. I stumbled across this recipe and I’m glad I did. The cookies were soft and delicious. They’re probably now one of my favorite peanut butter cookies. My boys inhaled them (the […]

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Hummus II

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With a couple of vegetarians in the house, we go through a lot of hummus. I have another hummus recipe on the blog, but wanted to make sure I posted this one because it’s currently my favorite. i love the ratio of ingredients and the addition of cumin.You can make this with canned chickpeas, but […]

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Cashew Cinnamon Energy Bites

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This is my new favorite snack / dessert. I have a couple of my boys hooked on these too. They’re a four ingredient, all natural, sweet treat. We keep ours in the freezer, but keeping them in the refrigerator will make them slightly easier to eat. I could eat these day and night.Our […]

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Pumpkin Streusel Coffee cake

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It’s fall here in NY, and as the weather starts to gets nippy, I’m inspired to to bake with seasonal spices like cinnamon and nutmeg. This cake is a sweet, seasonal breakfast treat that everyone in our house enjoyed. We are currently a group of six. Two of our boys are away at […]

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Tomatoes with Thai Basil Dressing

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I grew four different types of basil this summer and all of them did very well. The one kind I didn’t grow is Thai basil, and based on how many times I bought it at our farmer’s market this summer, I’ll definitely try to grow my own next summer. The star of this recipe […]

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