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The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe, Pumpkin Bread Recipe and More (Part 2)

Looking for Pumpkin Pie? Get my recipe in Part 1of this post. As promised, I’m back with more pumpkin bread and pumpkin pancakes, so sidle-up with that pumpkin spice latte and enjoy!  If you’ve tried to make pumpkin bread you probably know that a great pumpkin bread recipe is hard to find. Many of the […]

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The Best Pumpkin Pie Recipe, Pumpkin Bread Recipe and More (Part 1)

Looking for Pumpkin Bread? Find the recipe in Part 2 of this series! Happy baking! Yup, I’m a sucker for real, traditional, yummy pumpkin pie with a fair amount of spice, great texture and a nicely baked crust. If you’re looking for some nouveau pumpkin pie recipe, you won’t find it here. I’m pretty much […]

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Five Fall Breads You’ve Probably Never Even Heard Of

I love zucchini bread. I love banana bread. I love bread. But, considering we’ve all had zucchini and banana, I put my mind to finding five different breads that make the most of the season’s wonderful fruits, vegetables or spices. Drumroll please? #1) Broccoli Bread That’s right broccoli + bread. That vegetable you probably pushed […]

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Umami—That Thing We’re Craving

The elusive fifth taste is what we’re talking about here. Any respectable cook or chef probably knows umami loosely translates into “delicious taste” from umai (うまい) “delicious” and mi (味) “taste” (source here). This kind of savory goodness is found in foods that are high in monosodium glutamate, things like moldy cheese, miso, seaweed, steak, […]

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Where’s the Never Ending Egg “Trend” Taking us Now?

Flash back to 2007 and you start seeing lots of eggs topping salads, pizzas and showing up poached on polenta. Take a snapshot of 2010 and you’ll see a renaissance of classic Caesar salads, topped with eggs and eggs mixed into an array of vegetable dishes and appearing in many a carnivore’s delights. Since then, […]

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Chocolate and Chili—Trend or Real Staying Power?

Well since roughly 2006, chocolate and chili in oh-so-many renditions has been a presence in both the realms of the savory and the sweet. Go to your local Whole Foods and you’ll undoubtedly find no less than five varieties with the combination of sweet and sultry and spice, from dark chocolate with cinnamon and red […]

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