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Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup with Coconut + Halloween

Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup with Coconut
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 either had a seed or two in the compost that ended up in the garden bed or maybe a critter buried the seed in the garden and it sprouted – either this way this fall . . . → Read More: Roasted Red Kuri Squash Soup with Coconut + Halloween

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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Happy Halloween!

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Who carved which pumpkin?

The Attack of the Spider Cookies for Halloween

Chocolate 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 Halloween Baking contest at work. Pretty much followed the recipe except I used dots of red tubed frosting for the eyes (instead of red hot candies) and I used a silicone basting brush to coat the cookies with . . . → Read More: The Attack of the Spider Cookies for Halloween

Happy Halloween: Asian-Marinated Salmon + Wasabi Potato Balls

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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 of salmon. But c’mon, that would have been super-duper expensive and a lot of fish for two people.

You might notice that there aren’t any prep pictures here. Well…jwa brought the camera to work and I didn’t have it to take . . . → Read More: Happy Halloween: Asian-Marinated Salmon + Wasabi Potato Balls