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Entries from October 2010

Switch Witch or Halloween Grinch?

October 31st, 2010 · 6 Comments

So, I’ve read numerous posts and articles on how to deal with the Halloween-induced sugar craze, and haven’t weighed in because I wasn’t sure how I planned to handle it this year. It was so easy the first year, when we took the boy across the street to a neighbor’s house, he got one Reeses, [...]

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Tags: confessions · holiday

Kooky Spooky Halloween Party Treats

October 29th, 2010 · 3 Comments

What do you get when you combine four 4-year-olds, Halloween costumes, and make-your-own popcorn ball Jack o’Lanterns? Sweet, sticky fun! With a small dash of chaos. Kids Halloween Luncheon Menu nuts & dried cranberries “Goblins” on a Log Monster (Carrot) Fingers “Pumpkin” Grilled Cheese local Apple Cider It was a beautiful day, but cooperation for [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · holiday · recipes · sweets

Fresh from the Pumpkin Patch (and Whole Wheat Pumpkin Bread)

October 25th, 2010 · 2 Comments

Fall is my favorite time of year, especially here in Virginia where we are blessed with beautiful weather and picturesque colors this time of year. After growing up in the Pacific Northwest, with those infernal evergreen trees, the brilliant shades of fall leaves here never fail to impress me. And of course it’s not truly [...]

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Tags: baking · breakfast · fresh from the... · recipe · recipes · whole grains

How to Make Your Own Pumpkin Pureé

October 1st, 2010 · 5 Comments

Happy October! While I may spend my Septembers pretending summer isn’t over, October 1st is officially time to bring out the Halloween decorations, head to the apple orchards and pumpkin fields, and begin the fall baking season. And nothing says fall like pumpkin … bread, muffins, pie, cheesecake, there is no shortage of ways to [...]

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Tags: at market · baked goods · baking · pantry