November 2010

Oven-Baked Mushroom Risotto

by Sara on November 18, 2010

Oven-Baked Mushroom Risotto

Usually comfort food brings about nostalgia for childhood or a specific time in our lives. It brings forth the memories, the sense of warmth, the feeling that your family and friends are right there. And yet, some of my favorite comfort foods are more recent additions to my diet: baked macaroni and cheese, chicken pot [...]

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Spinach Salad with Cranberries and Goat Cheese

by Sara on November 15, 2010

cranberry and goat cheese spinach salad

Sometimes I forget about posting things other than hearty meals and baked goods, but since I often turn to food blogs for salad ideas, I thought I should contribute as well. It’s not that I don’t love a good salad; on the contrary, when I’m in the mood for salad, I can eat it daily. [...]

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Pumpkin Bars with Cream Cheese Icing

by Sara on November 13, 2010

pumpkin bars

A few years back, my mom and I were home alone the day after Thanksgiving. We’re not the Black Friday shopping type, so we settled in for a morning of watching cooking shows while still in our pajamas. It was heaven. It was also our introduction to Paula Deen. I’d heard of her at that [...]

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Roasted Butternut Squash

by Sara on November 11, 2010

roasted butternut squash with herbs

Usually as we approach mid-November, I’m happily cooking and baking up a storm, relishing the bonus of a warm home. But this has not been a typical year. After a very hot, humid summer, we are still above normal, temperature-wise. As I type this, it’s 70 degrees! People have their heat turned off and their [...]

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