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Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Bread

Pumpkin Pecan Chocolate Chip Bread Makes 1 loaf Read the original post here. Ingredients 1 1/2 cups flour 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 baking soda 2 eggs 1 cup sugar 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract 1/2 cup vegetable oil 1 can pureed pumpkin 1/2 cup chopped pecans 1 […]

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Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower

Cumin-Roasted Cauliflower Makes 4 servings Read the original post here. Ingredients 1 large head of cauliflower, separated into small florets 1 ½ – 2 tbsp olive oil ½ tbsp salt 1 tsp cumin Lemon juice (optional) Preheat oven to 400 degrees. On a large rimmed baking or cookie sheet, spread out the cauliflower florets. Drizzle […]

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Cinnamon Scented Rice

Cinnamon Scented Rice Makes 4 servings Read the original post here. Ingredients 1 cup brown rice 1 ½ cups chicken stock 1 cinnamon stick 1 inch fresh ginger, minced 1 garlic clove, minced ½ tsp cumin pinch nutmeg 1 tsp olive oil In a medium dutch oven, sauté the garlic and ginger in one tablespoon […]

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Gooey Mexican Dip

Gooey Mexican Dip Enough to fill a large skillet or one large 9 x 13″ baking dish I owe the ingenious simplicity of this dish to my college roommate, Jillian, who ensured that it was on the table at every festive gathering and, as a result, helped me fully accomplish my Freshman 15 by Junior […]


Stocking the Pantry

One of the biggest deterrents to getting started in the kitchen is the initial stocking of the pantry. With an empty fridge, a vacant pantry, and a countertop free of fruit bowls and bread bins, you can be sure you’ll never cook. If there’s stuff in your cabinets, on the other hand, there’s always the […]

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Apple Cider Vinaigrette

Apple Cider Vinaigrette This recipe is adapted from Ina Garten’s Back to Basics. It is fantastic on blanched string beans, as in this recipe, and it is equally good on a plain greens salad. Ingredients ¾ cup apple cider 2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar 1 shallot, minced 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard About 3 tablespoons […]


Cinnamon-Mocha Dolce de Leche Bites

Cinnamon-Mocha Dolce de Leche Bites Makes 48 cookies Pondering the second batch of post-chili cookies, I conjured up every Mexican sweet I’d ever had: Flan, covered in caramel. Tres Leches cake, spongy and soaked with dulce de leche. Mexican hot chocolate or coffee, made piquant with cinnamon. And though I swear I do value my […]