In planning for our upcoming move, Jamie and I have taken stock of all of our kitchen appliances and have donated those items that have one use and take up a lot of room in our cupboards. Some examples of items that we no longer own are our electric frying pan, toaster, electric Panini press, indoor grill and flat-topped griddle.
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I had mentioned before that Jamie and I are moving and my cookbook collection has been carefully packed away, so besides the internet, the recipes I have at my disposal are from two cookbooks. So here is another one from The Designing Women Plain & Simple Cookbook that Laura recently gave me.
As I was flipping through this book, I was surprised to see a recipe called “Connie Squares“. Well, of course I am going to share this with you, it is almost like destiny 🙂
I think that cauliflower is an amazing vegetable. You know how every time you turn around the media is boasting the benefits of a new super fruit (Açaí Berries, Blueberries, Pomegranates, Pineapple, etc), but rarely do you hear the call of a new super vegetable.
Now, I don’t know if this is because all vegetables have been discovered or that we already know that vegetables are awesome, but I want to throw it out there that cauliflower is our super vegetable of choice.
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 😉
I can’t believe that today represents my 100th blog post! It is crazy to think that I have been doing this for almost a year 🙂
I never imagined that I would enjoy this creative outlet so much. Writing for Ruby Reduction twice a week is the most fun I have ever had writing.
I have previously posted a butternut squash soup recipe, but I recently made a different version, and I thought I would share it with you.
While I was flipping through the Make it Paleo cookbook that Jamie had received, I was surprised by the simplicity of their recipe for butternut squash soup. It called for only butternut squash and onions, along with some spices. When I make soup, I generally put any and all vegetables I can find into it, so I was curious to find out how this basic recipe would taste. I made it my mission to find out.
Earlier this week, I was faced with a familiar dilemma. What do I do with all the turkey leftovers? I love preparing and hosting a big turkey dinner. The aroma of turkey baking in the oven is intoxicating, but the real advantage of hosting a big dinner, is all the leftovers 🙂
I am a huge fan of leftovers. I like mixing all the odds and ends that are left into a pot and seeing what happens. This is the creation that I came up with this week, and I think I might keep it my back pocket for our Christmas leftovers.