What To Do With Leftover Pumpkin Puree

What do to with Leftover Pumpkin Puree - a few fun ideas to help use up that extra pumpkin that always seems to be leftover.

Just wanted to get you ready for the onslaught. It’s coming, you know… … 

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Sweet and Spicy Mango Salad Dressing - so delicious, super easy and the anecdote for boring salads! Oh, and it's fabulous drizzled over pan-seared or grilled salmon, shrimp or chicken too!

Sweet and Spicy Mango Salad Dressing

I don’t like to let things get boring or tedious. In fact, when life starts to feel routine or mundane, my first impulse is to conjure up an idea or two to pizzaz things up a bit. Admittedly, sometimes these are crazy ideas, but nevertheless, discovering new ways of doing things, definitely keeps everyday life from getting humdrum and… 

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Bourbon Brown Butter Buttercream - oh my goodness!  You won't even believe  how amazing these are!!

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I often think about the fact that I would have never made a very good retail buyer. They’re the ones who make purchases for stores to sell 6 to 9 months later. That means in March, April and May, they’re into all things Christmas and when summer rolls around, winter sports, warming by the fireplace and ice skates are… 

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Sesame Ginger Green Beans (6)

Sesame Ginger Green Bean Salad

Such a dilemma! I couldn’t decide what to call this delicious veggie combination… Honey Ginger Green Beans? Asian Green Beans and Peas? Honey Sesame Green Bean Salad? Sesame Ginger Green Beans? Peas and Green Beans – Asian Style? Green Bean Salad with Sesame and Ginger? Utterly Addictive Asian Green Bean? What do you think? The… 

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Fresh Corn and Tomato Caprese Salad - if you look up "summer" in the dictionary, you very well might see a picture of this fresh, delicious salad!

Fresh Corn and Tomato Caprese Salad

Think about it for a moment. In just a few short months, there’ll be cold winds blowing and, at least here in the Northern Hemisphere, we’ll only able to fantasize about… juicy, summer tomatoes in a hundred hues of red, yellow, gold, purple and green. How about that sweet, succulent corn, growing tall, lined up like green soldiers as… 

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Peach Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies - with only 5 ingredients, these buttery, melt in your mouth cookies are super easy and incredibly delicious!

Peach Raspberry Thumbprint Cookies

Have you ever heard the old saying, “Many hands make light work?”. It’s an old classic proverb that dates back to the early 1300’s. It was first recorded in a knightly romance called Sir Bevis of Hampton. In addition to “making the work light” there’s another bonus to “many hands”. Fun, lots of fun, especially when it’s many little hands… 

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5 Make- Ahead Celebration Desserts

5 Make-Ahead Celebration Desserts

Last week I shared a fun and unique opportunity we had to partner with Anne Tollett, an incredibly talented interior designer from Richmond, Virginia. Anne designed a gorgeous but affordable kitchen and I was able to give her input from a cook’s point of view. I also had fun creating a menu for a virtual family… 

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