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Pumpkin Soup with Rice and Apples

Drum Roll Please! Finally here it is my tried and true pumpkin soup recipe. Don’t let the list of ingredients or the number of steps intimidate you, this is worth every second of prep.

This recipe was published in October 2001, in one of the first Martha Stewart Living magazines that I had purchased. This particular issue had an entire section on pumpkin foods. The more I read about the different things you could do with pumpkin, the more I wanted to try this versatile food.

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Posted by on November 23, 2012 in Bacon, Entrée, Memories, Soup, Vegetables

 

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Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

I spent this Saturday taking a cooking course from Le Cordon Bleu.  The ingredient du jour was pumpkin and other fall harvest vegetables (spaghetti squash and butternut squash).  I was very excited to take this class, as I love cooking with pumpkin.

The class didn’t disappoint!  I came home with Béchamel topped ham stuffed with pumpkin and Emmental cheese and spaghetti squash topped with Alfredo sauce.  Needless to say, I consumed a lot of cream, cheese and butter this weekend 😉

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Posted by on October 29, 2012 in Appetizer, Baking, Candy, Leftovers

 

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Pumpkin Pancakes

As I am sitting here, feeling the satisfaction of a fantastic Thanksgiving weekend spent with family and friends, I thought I would share with you my pumpkin pancake recipe.  We whipped up a batch of these on Saturday morning, before we started to prepare our Thanksgiving dinner.

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Posted by on October 8, 2012 in Breakfast, Memories

 

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Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

I know you are wondering why I am posting another pumpkin recipe. I mean it is spring time, not the fall, however, after whipping up a batch of Pumpkin Maple Muffins; I had to find something else to do with the leftover pumpkin that was sitting in the fridge.

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Posted by on May 11, 2012 in Baking, Chocolate, Desserts

 

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Pumpkin Maple Muffins

This week I received a birthday gift from my good friend Kim. Kim is a fellow food blogger (Strawberry Ginger) and actually inspired me to stop talking about starting a food blog and to actually start writing!

For my birthday, she bought me the coolest gift ever, an actual stock certificate for Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia! Once I received it in the mail, I immediately went out looking for the perfect frame. It is now hanging in the kitchen! Awesome!!

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Posted by on May 4, 2012 in Baking, Breakfast, Desserts

 

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Grain-free Granola

Grain-Free Granola in a mason jar

I haven’t been that successful in my eating habits the past few weeks. I have been indulging in chocolate (it just seems to be everywhere in the office), burgers (a lot of burgers) and where there are burgers there are also fries, onion rings, bread and beer. So, yesterday I dedicated a good portion of the day to the kitchen, where I created some Paleo friendly snacks.

In looking at the official definition of granola, I am wondering if this dish can even be called granola, since it doesn’t consist of rolled oats, but I promise you, once you taste it, you won’t miss them. When you see all the nuts, seeds and coconut, rolled oats will be the furthest thing from your mind.

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Posted by on April 29, 2013 in Breakfast, Desserts, Paleo

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

With it being Thanksgiving weekend here in Canada, I’ll be taking a few days off from Ruby Reduction to spend time with my sister Cherie, brother-in-law Dwayne, and nephew Sam.

However, while the blog may be closed for the weekend (in a figurative sense, feel free to check out past posts!), the kitchen will still be open for business! We’ll be cooking and baking up a storm, taking inspiration from the fall colours and season flavours (read: pumpkin pie, mashed potatoes, and turkey with stuffing. Oh, and maybe bacon.)

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Posted by on October 5, 2012 in Memories

 

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Happy Birthday Grandma, Always in my thoughts

For anyone who has taken a peek at my bio page, you know that the inspiration behind this blog was my Grandma Ruby.  Yesterday would have been her 93th birthday, so I thought I would celebrate her with dedicating today’s blog post to her.

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Posted by on June 4, 2012 in Memories

 

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My Recipe Collection

Back-to-Basics Butternut Squash Soup

Bacon Chocolate Chip Cookies

Bacon Wrapped Almond Stuffed Dates

Bacon Wrapped Roast Turkey with Sausage-Apple Stuffing
Bacon Wrapped Roast Turkey with Sausage-Apple Stuffing

Banana Blueberry Muffins

Basic Pizza Dough

Beef and Pepper Stir-Fry
Beef with green and red peppers and snow peas on a bed of pasta on a white plate

Beef Wellington with Mushroom Pâté

Black Bean & Caramelized Onion Curry Dip

Black Bean & Corn Salsa

Blondies

Blueberry Raspberry Crumble

Braised Spinach, Leeks and Peas
Braised Spinach, Leeks and Peas

Breakfast T.A.B.L.E.

Broccoli-Cauliflower Chowder
Broccoli-Cauliflower Chowder

Broccoli Salad

Butternut Squash Soup

Butternut Squash Stew
Butternut Squash Stew

Candied Pecans
Maple glazed pecans in a blue dish

Candy Cane Sugar Cookies
Candy Cane Sugar Cookies

Cabbage Rolls with Tomato Cranberry Sauce
Cabbage Rolls - ready for the oven

Caramel Almond Cookies

Caramelized Onions

Cauliflower Broccoli Bacon Cheese Balls

Cauliflower Hummus
Sun Dried Tomato Cauliflower Hummus

Cauliflower Pizza Crust

Cauliflower Rice

Cherry Chocolate Toffee Cookies

Chicken and Kidney Bean Soup

Chicken with Sautéed Leeks and Sweet Potatoes
Chicken with sautéed Leeks and Sweet Potatoes

Chili Chicken and Peppers

Chili Chocolate Brownies
Chili Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Avocado Cake-Like Brownies

Chocolate Brownies

Chocolate Chip Banana Cookies
Cookies cooling on a cookie rack

Chocolate Mocha Cookie

Chocolate Peanut Butter Crackle Cookies

Chocolate Peanut Butter Muffins
Muffins fresh from the oven

Chocolate Pumpkin Brownies

Cinnamon Applesauce
Homemade Cinnamon Applesauce

Cinnamon Vanilla Almond Milk
Almonds Soaking in Water

Coconut Almond Cookie Sandwich

Coconut Cream Pie

Coconut Crusted Salmon
Salmon Filet buried in a heap of coconut

Coconut Flour Pancakes with Berry Reduction
Coconut Flour Pancakes with Berry Reduction

Coconut Macaroons

Coconut-nested Eggs

Connie Squares

Country Tea Biscuits

Crème Brulée

Curried Carrot Dip

Date Muffins
Date Muffins

Devilish Eggs
Four Devilled Eggs on a plate

Dirty Martini

Doughnut Muffins

Doughnut Pudding
Bread Pudding made with Doughnuts

Easy Lemon Cookies
Easy Lemon Cookies

Egg Muffins
Egg Muffins

Farmhouse White Bread

Fennel and Apple Coleslaw
Coleslaw in glass bowl on bamboo mat

Fennel, Apple and Chicken Chopped Salad

Gluten-Free Black Bean Brownies

Grain-Free Granola
Grain-Free Granola in a mason jar

Grilled Radicchio and Belgian Endive

Green Beans Almondine

Homemade Almond Butter

Ice Cream Cone Cupcakes

Italian Cold Cut Sandwich

Jalapeño Breakfast Sausage
Jalapeño Breakfast Sausage

Lamb and Beef Burger

Lemon and Lime Cayenne Cookies

Lemon Baked Chicken

Lemon Brussels Sprouts
Lemon  Brussels Sprouts

Lemon Coconut Loaf

Lemon Meringue Pie

Lime Marinated Steak & Grilled Vegetables

Madras Beef Curry

Maple Bacon Crème Brulée

Maple Ginger Glazed Salmon

Mashed Potatoes with Caramelized Onions

Molasses Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins
Molasses Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin

Mushroom Stuffed Turkey Cutlet
Stuffed Turkey Cutlet cut in half to see mushrooms

Oatmeal Banana Chocolate Chip Muffins
Banana Chocolate Chip Muffin

Oatmeal Chocolate Covered Raisin Cookies

Oatmeal Molasses Cookies

Oatmeal Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Oatmeal Raisin Cookies
Oatmeal Raisin Cookie

Oven Baked BBQ Ribs

Oven Baked S’mores

Oven Roasted Beet Chips

Oven Roasted Kale Chips
Oven Roasted Kale Chips

Oven Roasted Pulled Pork
Oven Roasted Pulled Pork

Oven Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

Peanut Butter and Jam Chicken

Peanut Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies

Peanut Butter – Chocolate Duos
Cookie Dough Close-up

Peanut Butter Crumb Topping

Peanut Ginger Quinoa Salad
Peanut Ginger Quinoa Salad

Peas and Bacon
Peas, Bacon and Tomatoes

Pecan Almond Butter

Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookie
Stack 'o Cookies

Peppermint Chocolate Cake Mix Cookies

Pilgrim Pie

Pizza Bianca

Pork Chops with Port and Cherry Sauce

Potato and Bacon Salad

Pretzel Burger Buns

Pumpkin Maple Muffins

Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Soup with Rice and Apples

Quinoa Black Bean Burgers
Quinao Black Bean Burger

Quinoa Oatmeal
Quinoa Oatmeal in bowl with fruit and brown sugar

Raw Brownie Balls

Raw Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough Balls

Raw Coconut Cherry Ball Pops

Roasted Beet and Quinoa Salad
Beet and quinoa salad with wilted spinach

Roasted Beets with Shallot and Orange Dressing

Roasted Carrots and Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Red Pepper Hummus

Salsa Fresca

Salted Caramel Butter Cookie
Salted Caramel Butter Cookie

Salted Chocolate Caramels

Sausage and Beef Burger

Scallop Ceviche

Sesame Pulled Pork Sandwiches

Skillet Chicken Vesuvio

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Slow Cooker Butter Chicken

Spaghetti Squash and Meatballs

Spicy Avocado Chicken Salad
Spicy Chicken Avocado Salad

Spicy Bacon

Spicy Baked Chicken

Spicy Hummus

Spicy Pulled Chicken Sandwich

Spicy Tomato Confit
Tomatoes tossed in Bacon Fat

Spinach Bacon Cheese Balls

Squash and Tomato Gratin

Sticky Slow Cooker Chicken

Strawberry Cupcakes
Pink Cupcakes with Vanilla Icing and coloured sugar sprinkles

Strawberry Vanilla Jam

Stuffed Tomatoes

Sun-Dried Tomato Hummus

Sweet Potato Hash

Sweet Potato Stuffing
Sweet Potato Stuffing

Tilapia Provençale

Triple Chocolate Chip Cookies

Triple Lemon Cake with Vanilla Buttercream Icing
Happy Birthday Laurel

Tuna Pickle Salad Sandwich

Turkey Burger with Grilled Pineapple

Vegetarian Three Bean Chili
Vegetarian Three Bean Chili

Waffles
Waffles

Warm Broccoli Slaw
Broccoli Slaw

 

Easy Salted Chocolate Caramels

Earlier this fall I was at Starbucks, eagerly anticipating a Pumpkin Spice Latte.  However, when I got to the counter to make my order, they were all out of the pumpkin spice syrup.  I panicked, I didn’t know what to do and the line up was growing exponentially behind me.  I looked up at their specialty drink board and a new drink caught my eye – Salted Caramel Mocha.  Hmmmm, I like all of these flavours, but how would they taste together?  The answer, delicious!

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Posted by on December 23, 2011 in Candy, Chocolate, Desserts, In a Pinch

 

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