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Spicy Pumpkin Grits with Bacon & Cheddar

October 24, 2012

Last month we played with apples for our 5 Star Makeover challenge.  This month we got another seasonal ingredient in the form of squash.  I’ve played around with squash a fair bit in the time I’ve had this blog.  Though pumpkin in particular takes most Americans to a sweet place, most of my experimentation has […]

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Pumpkin, Brie and Bacon Pasta Bake

October 26, 2011

When it was announced that this month’s 5 Star Makeover would be tailgate food, immediately I thought of doing a take on Mac and Cheese. It’s one of those perfect tailgate foods in my mind because it can easily be stretched to serve more people than its original intent, which is perfect if your tailgate […]

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Meatless Monday: Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Goat Cheese and Chipotle

October 17, 2011

This weekend came with a heavy dose of nostalgia that followed me into the kitchen. It all started when I went to see Matt Nathanson in concert in Chicago on Saturday night.  (If you’re not familiar with him and like indie pop music and talented songwriting I couldn’t recommend him more highly.)  It was particularly […]

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Beef, Pumpkin and Mushroom Chili

October 22, 2010

Fall means different things to different people.  To me, it’s always brought to mind orchards brimming with perfectly ripe apples and pumpkin patches ready to yield a bounty of Jack-O-Lanterns.  Now that I’m living in the Midwest again for the first time as an adult there’s something new on my list – college football.  I […]

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Pumpkin Goodies for Operation Baking Gals

November 4, 2009

It’s that time of the month again for another Operation Baking Gals care package. This time I am baking with Team LT Dowdy Wants Your Cookies. For those who may have missed my previous Operation Baking Gals posts, OBG is a group of volunteer bakers from all over the country who bake and ship homemade […]

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Caramelized Onion and Mushroom Enchiladas with Spicy Pumpkin Sauce

October 27, 2009

I have a confession to make and one I hope won’t get me kicked out of the food blogging community.  I’m not much for pumpkin sweets.  I feel like a bit of a killjoy this time of year when everyone I know seems to be excited about the reappearance of pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pies, pumpkin oats, […]

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