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Have a Delicious Halloween!

Spider Cookies

In case you’re looking for some pumpkin or Halloween recipes, I thought I’d just post links to all of the ones I’ve done so far. Enjoy!

Spider Cookies (Image above — but you probably figured that out…) Less time consuming than you’d think. Chocolate cookies, pretzels, melted chocolate, sprinkles and red frosting.

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good

Pumpkin Stuffed with Everything Good A Dorie Greenspan recipe in which one takes a small pumpkin, hollows it out, stuffs good things inside and bakes it for about two hours!

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Perfect for Fall: Moroccan Chicken Pot Pies

Moroccan Chicken Pot Pie

The flavor of these chicken pot pies is really deep and delightful and I took the advice of a lot of the posters on epicurious and doubled up on the spices. I also opted to use puff pastry as I had some in the freezer and this seemed like as good of a use as any. These turned out so well that I made then twice in one month.

As with any topping application of puff pastry, I’ve learned it give it a few minutes head start on a baking sheet, . . . → Read More: Perfect for Fall: Moroccan Chicken Pot Pies

The Great Southwest Roadtrip of 2011

SW2011

As I’m starting to plan another epic Southwest road trip for next Spring, I thought I’d take the time to do a post and an overview of last Spring’s trip. I can’t believe I never did a recap, but then a lot of bad crap happened after we got back and I think I just sort of lost track of many things that I meant to do. Summer 2011 – The Summer Where a lot of Stuff Really Sucked…*

Anyway, we had a super, wonderful time on our journey and here’s where we stayed, what . . . → Read More: The Great Southwest Roadtrip of 2011

FFwD: Pissaladiere

Pissaladiere

This week’s French Fridays with Dorie is the beloved French onion and olive pizza-like tart. This week actually worked out really well for me, even though I did not really follow the recipe as directed, but that I got to use up a bunch of leftover refrigerator items that I wasn’t sure how I was going to be able to use up. Hooray!

1. Instead of making the crust, I used about 12 sheets of phyllo dough, from a defrosted package that had been in the fridge for a few days. Perfect! I really had . . . → Read More: FFwD: Pissaladiere

I Can't Believe They're Kind of Healthy Muffins!

Banana Nut Muffins

Wow, these are so good. In fact, I think they are my most favorite muffins that I have ever made. Seriously. And, I made them quite a bit healthier than the original. That recipe had 12 tablespoons of melted butter, which is kind of insane, imho. I used 4 tablespoons instead, subbing in some low-fat yogurt for the rest. I also added some whole wheat flour and some flaxseed meal. You wouldn’t even know they were kind of healthy if I wasn’t telling you. So go ahead and make some and be amazed! . . . → Read More: I Can't Believe They're Kind of Healthy Muffins!