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Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup with Coconut + Halloween

This summer, we had a mystery squash growing in a garden. It was a mystery in that neither jwa nor I remembered planting any Red Kuri Squash but here it was – a beautiful red kuri growing in our garden. It was in a bed close to the compost so the theory is we […]

Have a Delicious Halloween!

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.


Happy Halloween!

Who carved which pumpkin?

The Attack of the Spider Cookies for Halloween

This recipe is from The Secret Life of Food by Clare Crespo. I actually saw these this recipe about two years ago but, I kid you not, the last two Halloweens I have had colds. And thus, didn’t really want to bake things. This year? Germ-free, baby!

These are what I made for the […]

Happy Halloween: Asian-Marinated Salmon + Wasabi Potato Balls

I have been wanting to make this recipe for the longest time — Ina Garten’s Asian Marinated Salmon. I made it as written, except I added 1 tablespoon of honey to the marinade. And okay, I used a grill pan.

Fine, I also only used 1 pound of salmon instead of a whole side […]