Tortilla Soup with Roasted Pablanos

Tortilla Soup with Roasted Pablanos

I am completely in love with this soup, y’all. Completely. It is hot… if you add the optional jalapenos. I did, and my nose and eyes watered with every dreamy bite!  Rob was complaining, but despite his grievance, he continued to enjoy bite after mouthwatering bite. In the end, he agreed, this tortilla soup with roasted pablanos… 

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Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola with Cranberries

Pumpkin Maple Pecan Granola with Cranberries

Fall is the most grounding time of year. The longer days allow time for lingering indoor activities. Time to reflect, write, be inspired through cookbooks long overdue for browsing. While writing this morning, I heard distant calls of wintering residents. I pondered the Cackling Geese as their flight pattern brought them over the rooftop. Was this… 

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How to Make Pumpkin Puree + How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

How to Make Pumpkin Puree + How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

Roasting pumpkin, pureeing the flesh and roasting its seeds couldn’t be simpler. My favorite pumpkins to cook and bake with include sugar pie pumpkin (pictured below) or winter luxury pumpkin. I’ve included a tutorial on how to roast pumpkin and how to prepare and roast sweet and smoky pumpkin seeds.  How To Make Pumpkin Puree Preheat oven to 375F…. 

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Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

Tex Mex Stuffed Peppers

Hey y’all! How’s your week going so far? Mine? Good. I had a great weekend with a crazy packed errand day and a little rest and relaxation the next. However, I was conflicted. When I went to the farmers market this past weekend, I had great difficulty in focusing on my list which consisted only of… 

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Roasted Red Bell Pepper and Heirloom Tomato Soup

Roasted Bell Pepper and Heirloom Tomato Soup

Looks like pumpkin, doesn’t it? I haven’t quite jumped on the pumpkin train yet, although, I am eye’n those beauties and am looking forward to fall flavors. There are still heirloom tomatoes to be had and bell peppers continue to make their appearance at farms and markets!  Hurray!! It gave me an opportunity to tell… 

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Endive with Pear and Blue Cheese

Endive with Pear and Blue Cheese

This past week, I tried a new veggie. Well, new to me. It was at the International Food Bloggers’ Conference in Seattle where food bloggers gather once a year to learn, mingle with chefs, sommeliers and authors, sample a wonderful assortment of food and connect with other bloggers. California Endive Farm was there and offered a sampling of… 

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