Pumpkin and Almond Butter Cookies

You guys!!  Have you tried baking with Rye flour yet?  I am hooked!  Not only does rye flour retain more nutrients than wheat flour, but it contains a less elastic gluten which results in a more compact and dense finished product.  So basically if you want a light and fluffy cake, rye flour is not your friend.  But, if you want a dense gooey pumpkin almond butter cookie, it is your new best friend. I have been craving pumpkin cookies…But I knew that the typical cake-like variety wasn’t going to cut it.  I knew I wanted a dense, gooey, not too sweet cookie.  I recently made a sheet cake with…

Wild Rice and Mushroom Risotto Stuffed Pumpkin

I don’t watch TV other than the news… So I’m often out of the loop when it comes to TV references – unless they are from the 90’s, then I’m all over it.  A friend recently explained the “put a bird on it” reference from Portlandia.  If you are familiar with the skit, you probably are having a little chuckle about hipsters right now.  But, if you are like me, you are looking up the video clip on YouTube – which is what I did.  In fact, here’s the link. Now that everyone is up to speed… If putting the image of a bird on an otherwise boring or  typical…

Pumpkin Ricotta Ravioli with Brown Butter Sage Sauce

Since I basically wrote a novel length post earlier this week.  I’m going to keep this short and sweet….  And filled with amazing pumpkin ricotta filling with a brown butter sage sauce drizzled over the top.  Sound good? So you know the homemade pasta recipe and tutorial I posted a couple days ago?  I made raviolis filled with this pumpkin ricotta filling and almost had to be rolled out of my chair because I ate so many.  They were that good.  I think I might even be in new favorite food territory with this one. Tender raviolis.  Pillowy pumpkin ricotta filling. The most perfectly savory brown butter, brown sugar, and…

Chocolate Dipped Pumpkin Cheesecake Pops

Ok, so Halloween is a week away.  I know.  Can you believe October is almost over?  I can’t even.   In the spirit of Halloween, lets make these really amazing (and easy!) Chocolate Dipped Pumpkin Cheese Cake Pops.  But before we do that, lets take a trip back to last Halloween. You know those things in life that at the time feel mortifying, but as time passes, you begin to see the humor in them? For me, last Halloween was one of those times… To be honest, Halloween isn’t my favorite holiday (Thanksgiving is where its at!), and I don’t put all that much thought into what candy we pass…

French Stuffed Pumpkins

If you have spent any time with me, you will know that Italy has my heart. The food, the people, the history, the beauty…  Did I mention the food? My obsession with Italy might overshadow my similar love for France.  I may not love it quite as much as Italy, but you better believe anywhere captivating enough to persuade the likes of Julia Child go to culinary school is more than captivating enough to earn a special place in my heart.  The pastries!  The cafes!  The wine!  The cheese!  The bread!  Paris more than deserves its reputation as culinary destination.  Not to mention the history, art, and natural beauty.  While…
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