Coconut Cake

A very pretty cookbook called Honey & Oats: Everyday Favorites Baked with Whole Grains and Natural Sweeteners landed in my mailbox recently courtesy of Sasquatch Books. Though there are many,

candied pumpkin seeds

Candied Pumpkin Seeds

Last night, I made a spur-of-the-moment decision to sign up for National Blog Posting Month (aka NaBloPoMo). NaBloPoMo is an annual blogging event that takes place each November: participants commit

Pumpkin Soufflés with Maple Pumpkin Ice Cream

I love soufflés: they are gorgeous- almost magical- and I’ve always wanted to make them at home. Recently, while flipping through The Sweet Life: Desserts from Chanterelle, I noticed that

Caramel Popcorn with Rosemary

This popcorn- this sweet, salty, flecked with rosemary popcorn- was my dinner the other night. Why? Because what was supposed to be my dinner didn’t really work out: I neglected

Maple Coconut Ice Cream with Pink Peppercorns

This coconut ice cream with pink peppercorns was inspired by the inaugural Progressive Party over at Kitchen Play. Kitchen Play is a new site that’s devoted to connecting food bloggers

Gluten Free Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

These pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, adapted from talented gluten-free blogger and cookbook author Elana Amsterdam, are dense and extremely moist, with the perfect amount of seasonal pumpkin flavor. Adding the

Roasted Vegetables with Cardamom

Thanksgiving has now come and gone. At my home, we enjoyed a great dinner; I hope that you did, too. I made these Roasted Vegetables with Cardamom as part of

Sweet potato puree topped with pecan nuts in a bowl.

Spiced Sweet Potato Puree

This sweetly spiced sweet potato purée is a great dish for the fall. It doesn’t contain a lot of fat or added sugar, so it works just as well for a weekday dinner as on the holiday table.