Pumpkin Custard Pie

Today’s recipe for Pumpkin Custard Pie is an ode to my grandmother. She passed away just over two years ago, about a month after my husband and I got married. Now, whenever I think about pumpkin pie, I think of the pumpkin custard that she made every year for Thanksgiving. Most of the people in…… Continue reading Pumpkin Custard Pie

Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Creme

Halloween is just over a week away, and I’m in full-on Halloween party food testing mode! Today I want to share with you this recipe for Chocolate Pots de Creme – with a spooky twist! The recipe that inspired me to make these can be found over at MyRecipes. To make 4 half-cup servings, you…… Continue reading Chocolate Graveyard Pots de Creme

Pumpkin Scones

Well, it’s finally time to bust out the pumpkin recipes for fall! Thank goodness the pumpkin puree shortage is mostly over. As I was looking for canned pumpkin in the grocery store, I started to panic because I couldn’t find it in the usual spots (canned veggies/fruits aisle, and the baking aisle). I ended up…… Continue reading Pumpkin Scones

Chicken Croquettes with Tomato Dipping Sauce

I didn’t even know what croquettes were until yesterday. I was trying to find a dish to make with ground chicken that didn’t involve a sandwich or a soup. I decided to make croquettes, and thought they would be tasty with a tomato dipping sauce… turns out, I was right! To make approx. 4 servings…… Continue reading Chicken Croquettes with Tomato Dipping Sauce

Baklava

Today’s recipe is for Baklava, a sticky-sweet dessert of contested origin. According to Wikipedia, “It is characteristic of the cuisines of the former Ottoman Empire and much of Central and Southwest Asia. The history of baklava is not well-documented. It has been claimed by many ethnic groups, but there is strong evidence that it is…… Continue reading Baklava

Rotini with Creamy Alfredo Sauce

So my husband and I are huge fans of chicken fettucine alfredo, but this evening I made a meatless version (went great with our Eggplant & Tomato Gratin – recipe coming soon!). This recipe is not figure-friendly. Heavy cream? Check. Cheese? Check. Butter? Check. Carbs? Check. At least I used whole-wheat pasta…? And uh… parsley.…… Continue reading Rotini with Creamy Alfredo Sauce