Creamy Curried Pumpkin Soup Recipe

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I know, a curried pumpkin soup recipe wasn’t exactly part of my Grandmother’s holiday recipe collection either. But it should have been. Honest.

I’m hoping to make this a holiday family tradition for the next generation. After a huge holiday feast, I’m always in the mood for something light. For preference, something with lots of vegetable goodness. I also start craving spicy and exotic flavors.

In my mind, this curried pumpkin soup is just right as a post-Thanksgiving menu offering. It features peanut butter and coconut milk to round out the curry. Yummy. [Read more…]

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Whole Grain Pumpkin Muffin Recipe

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This whole grain pumpkin muffins recipe is fast, forgiving, and flexible.

Those are my three favorite words when it comes to baking.

(By the way, these have no eggs.  I’m told they pass the “vegan test” but you’ll have to judge for yourself.) [Read more…]

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A Farewell to Summer – At least in my mind

In honor of Labor Day, A farewell to summer

In honor of Labor Day and the traditional end of summer, this week I’m bidding a (not so fond) farewell to summer.  After a week of back to school, I figure I might as well.

Maybe next week I’ll talk about apples.  No worries, I won’t suddenly share a week of apple crafts and decor ideas and recipes.  I’m still not that kind of a blog.  (I may make fun of a few… how fun would that me?  Hmmm…  I AM feeling a tad bit snarky…)

It’s still hot.  It’s hot AND humid.  It shouldn’t be legal for it to be over 95 degrees AND humid.  Walking outside feels like I’m hanging out in a sauna.  For those who live on the Gulf Coast, we know we have at least another month of this weather.  Maybe more.

Summer lingers long after it has worn out it’s welcome. [Read more…]

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Back To School Treasury, Miscellany, Compendium…

Fun round up of back to school posts that range from snarky to encouraging. Not a "how to" in the bunch.

Think of it as the back to school gallimaufry even.

Gallimaufry – (n) a confused jumble or medley of things

Why yes, in honor of back to school season I did use the thesaurus (or at least the website).  I certainly don’t walk around the house using the word gallimaufry.

Although to be honest, I think the word may be readily applied to several areas of the house including the play room and the laundry room.

But this… this is a round up of all the back to school fun I’ve written over the past two years. [Read more…]

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