Dec 9, 2012

Original Betty Crocker French Apple Pie (with an efficiency trick!)

Do you have any great childhood food memories?  Some dishes so special you could never tamper with them?  One of my favorites is the original Betty Crocker French Apple Pie, which my mother made every fall, straight from the cookbook.  The tartness of the apples, contrasted with the sweetness of the streusel topping always seemed to make the perfect cool … Continue reading

Pumpkin Spice Latter

Nov 19, 2012

All Natural Pumpkin Spice Latte (50% of Vitamin A!)

The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte has been getting a lot of buzz lately.  Nothing like a reported pumpkin syrup shortage to start a craze! As regular readers will testify I am already a bit pumpkin obsessed and have done (5-minute, diet!) pumpkin pie as well as soup in a pumpkin this blogging season, but mixing pumpkin with coffee (another obsession … Continue reading

Pumpkin Leek Soup Baked in a Pumpkin

Nov 13, 2012

Savory Pumpkin Leek Soup (Baked in a Pumpkin)

Whew, last week was wild!  But not so wild I didn’t have time to try a new recipe for Pumpkin Soup… baked right in a pumpkin!  Now most of the pumpkin soups that I’ve had have been curried or sweetened but this one was very different–a bit like a savory French Onion Soup with pumpkin added.  Mmmm! But first back … Continue reading

Sliced Pumpkin Pie

Oct 4, 2012

Five Minute Diet Pumpkin Pie

Yes, you heard that right–I am making diet pumpkin pie! I admit it may be cheating to eliminate the crust–but that’s just too bad. Because I refuse to give up great food. Even to fit in my skinny jeans (which I intend to fit… someday). My recipe started with Libby’s and, in addition to eliminating the crust, I wanted to … Continue reading