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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Garam Masala Bread

In Uncategorized on November 19, 2013 at 10:25 am

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You may have noticed by now that I have a bit of a love affair with quick breads. I think one of the first things I made as a kid was this lovely banana chocolate chip bread, so maybe that’s where my love comes from? I have no idea. What I do know is that I love it. I’m not sure I’ve come across a quick bread that I don’t love. When it comes to fall, I love nothing more than a little slice of pumpkin bread; if it has chocolate in it, so much the better.  Read the rest of this entry »

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Butternut Squash Cookies

In Uncategorized on February 23, 2013 at 6:41 pm

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I don’t know about the rest of you, but I am having a very serious love affair with butternut squash. This is somewhat funny to me, because up until my junior year of college, I didn’t even know that I liked winter squash. Zucchini? Sure. The yellow equivalent of zucchini? Absolutely. Especially in pastas, stir fries, quick breads; you name it, summer squash was more or less my thing. Winter squash? I turned my nose up at it. I don’t know if it was because it was a roasted vegetable, and up until then, my picky palate had despised the thought of roasted vegetables, or if I couldn’t quite get beyond the apparently mushy texture, but it was way not my thing.

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Muffins

In Uncategorized on November 23, 2010 at 4:27 pm

Wow, I feel like I might actually be running out of things to tell you – I suppose this is what happens when I post for the third day in a row (I sort of hope I’m making up for abandoning for three weeks – between posting three recipes last week, and three this week [and that’s just to start with – hopefully I’ll have more!], I hope I’ve won you back…). Read the rest of this entry »

Pumpkin Swirl Brownies

In Uncategorized on November 22, 2010 at 5:00 pm

I have a confession to make: I haven’t cooked anything since I got home.  In part, I attribute this to the fact that I am frantically searching for a vegetarian stuffing recipe that will please myself and my family.  I have never made the stuffing before (in fact, it hasn’t been home-made in several years…whoops).  Usually I am relegated to something involving copious amounts of sugar (and pumpkin, usually – before we had family here, I made the pie.  Now that they bring the dessert, I make muffins.  Or bread.  Or something with, as I said, heaps of sugar), but this year, in the name of giving me something to eat, my mom suggested that I make the stuffing; I’ll attribute my lack of cooking to that.  But additionally, it’s so easy when you’re home to allow your family to cook for you!

I have however been working on various homework assignments – blech.  Apparently my professors decided that this was not a break, but a chance to give large and terrifying projects that will guarantee mental breakdowns (ahem).  But I have also had a wonderful run with my dad, a great trip to my barn to visit the horses, and an extensive nap with my cat.  I have started a new book, which is very intriguing, and I, oddly enough, have pined a little bit for Washington.  It’s clear to me that you always want what you can’t have – I wanted to be home so desperately for the first month and a half of school, and then when I got home, I wandered around feeling lost without my housemates. Read the rest of this entry »

Preparing a Whole Pumpkin

In Uncategorized on November 21, 2010 at 7:55 pm

Ahh – at last, a break.  I flew home from Washington on Friday morning (after pulling my first all-nighter to see Harry Potter, which was excellent, by the way) and got home to Colorado around mid-afternoon.  The internet didn’t work in the airport, which was interesting, particularly in light of the fact that I didn’t have my knitting or a book.  I had been planning to catch up on TV, but alas – no such luck.  Fortunately, I was delirious enough, and in enough emotional turmoil, that I was able to entertain myself by writing several, er, interesting pieces.  Then I looked at all of my pictures from the past three or so years.

I’ve since had a very relaxing weekend, although I’ve discovered that, as I predicted, my running muscles are completely out of shape for running the hills around here – unfortunately.  It’s been wonderful to be home, however, which always makes up for the initial discomfort I have when I get home (both from the change in altitude and the different running situations!)  I’m hoping to bake extensively while I’m home, so I should have some good things for you when I return to Washington (including, hopefully, a vegan chocolate cake and accompanying frosting for my housemate’s birthday!)

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