Fall Harvest Mania

Along with everyone else who has a Facebook account, I went apple picking this weekend with David and his family. I hope that everyone else had as much fun as we did, because it was one of the best days I’ve had in a long time. As soon as we stepped onto the farm and saw all of the produce that was, literally, ripe for the picking, I became crazed. A devilish twinkle crept into my eye, and I wanted … Continue reading

Pumpkin Pinwheel Cake

If you know me at all, then you should know that I love all things cream cheese. And if you know my mom at all, then you should know that she has ZERO tolerance for following finicky directions. So when she made this pumpkin and cream cheese pinwheel cake and sent me a picture, I drooled. But when she proceeded to make three more cakes to satisfy everyone who clamored for a slice, I was in awe. Upon her urging, … Continue reading

Silky Squash Soup

This soup is like velvet on my tongue. It’s so silky and smooth and flavorful; I just can’t wait to make another batch of puréed heaven. I was so excited to see delicata squash reappear in the supermarkets, so I snatched one up. And then I had a soup lesson in my cooking class, and I knew that I had to make a squash soup. I was thinking about it and dreaming about it, but different events kept appearing on … Continue reading