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Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples #FallFest

Thanksgiving side, Scalloped Sweet Potatoes and Apples with gorgonzola

Perfect side dish for fall-scalloped sweet potatoes and apples with gorgonzola and spiced butter, topped with an oat-pepita crumble. Images of smiling, multi-generation families crowded around tables heavy with roast turkeys and casseroles are everywhere this time of year. The message seems to be – […]

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Vegan Ginger-Carrot Soup | #NinjaBlender Review

Vegan Ginger-Carrot Soup with coconut milk.

Vegan soup full of flavors from the Islands with ginger and coconut milk melding with pureed carrots. And a product review of a Ninja Blender! Disclaimer: I was provided a Nutri-Ninja® | Ninja® Blender by Ninja. All opinions are completely my own (and those of […]

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Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with Caramelized Onions

Vegetarian Thanksgiving Warm Brussels Sprouts Salad with caramelized red onions

Warm Brussels sprouts salad with caramelized onions and dressed with a maple dressing. Perfect fall and winter side dish! I’m so excited to announce that I’m now part of the Food Network #FallFest blogger group. Today we’re celebrating Brussels sprouts. I know, I know. Brussels […]

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Spaghetti Squash, Pears and Kale with Shrimp: #SundaySupper

Spaghetti Squash with Shrimp

Roasted spaghetti squash basted with pear butter, tossed with pears, kale, raisins, and pepitas, and topped with shrimp. Whenever I scan food photo porn sites and Pinterest (which is embarrassingly often), I’m bombarded with temptation. Pumpkin cakes with cream cheese frosting, salted caramel sheet cakes, pumpkin toffee […]

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Pumpkin-Coconut Cookies: #Progressive Eats

Pumpkin Coconut Cookies with Cream Cheese Icing

Cocktail party season is about to ramp up as we gallop into the final months of the year (honestly, can you even believe it’s almost November??).  In cocktail-speak, this means you wear something a little glitzy without being over-the-top-neon, pull out some strappy shoes, and think about […]

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Cranberry Pumpkin Loaf with Chocolate Chips

Secret Recipe Club: Pumpkin bread loaded with dried cranberries and chocolate chips. The older I get (and by the way, I’m still young) the more I gravitate towards easier recipes that are full of flavor. When I first graduated from culinary school, the more complicated […]

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Calzone Mummies: #SundaySupper

How to make a mummy calzone, vegetarian

Gathering: an assembly or meeting, especially a social or festive one, or one held for a specific purpose. –Google dictionary Gathering: a coming together of family and friends to celebrate a special occasion and toast the bonds of friendship with Gallo wine. –The Wimpy Vegetarian […]

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Egg Bake with Butternut Squash, Hash Browns and Cheese

Egg bake with butternut squash and hash browns.

Egg bake loaded with butternut squash, hash browns, and cheese, most of which can be made ahead of time.   Entertaining 101 Tip: It’s good to have a dish like this in your hip pocket for weekend guests. Last month, friends stayed with us on Lake […]

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Twice Baked Potato Mummies: #SundaySupper

twice baked potatoes for Halloween

  When I was young, my mom used to make twice-baked potatoes as a treat for my dad and me. She’d whip some cream, butter, salt and pepper into the potatoes, fold them gently back into the skins, and top them with cheddar cheese before […]

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Apple Pie Bars: #SundaySupper

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins.

Apple Pie Bars with apples, pears, and raisins … plus tips for making fruit bars. I’ve tried to make fruit bars a few times, but have never been terribly excited about the results. Well, except that first time, when I made fig bars all dressed up […]

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Zucchini Succotash Cobbler & Cornbread: #SundaySupper

Zucchini succotash with cornbread topping

Vegetable cobbler of zucchini, corn, yellow beans, and tomatoes with cornbread topping. So it turns out today is National Acorn Squash Day. I had no idea there was such a day, did you? With all due respect to acorn squash, I’m going to cook a […]

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Jalapeño Mac ‘n Cheese Bites: #SundaySupper

Jalapeño mac 'n cheese bites

Creamy jalapeño mac ‘n cheese bites with yogurt in place of milk. Perfect for a casual party. Confession. I prefer intimate (small), casual gatherings to larger ones.  Don’t get me wrong. Both are fun. But it’s a completely different social experience. Larger parties keep me […]

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DIY

Basil, Chive, and Mustard Butters

Easy compound butters using fresh herbs from the garden to make dishes a little more special. Compound butters are a great little condiment to keep in the freezer, all wrapped in wax paper and tucked into ziplock baggies. They’ll keep that way for a long […]

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Green Mint Chutney…Tossed in Rice With Tomatoes & Nectarines

green mint chutney rice

Spicy, green mint chutney is a popular staple on the Indian table, particularly in summer. If you follow this blog, you know I love condiments I can have on hand to make great meals in minutes. This powerful little condiment, Classic Mint Chutney from Spices […]

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Garlic Oil

how make garlic oil for your pantry, The Wimpy Vegetarian

Olive oil infused with garlic plus cooking tips. Flavored olive oils are fun and so easy to make. But there’s good reason to take precautions. There is risk of botulism in making some types, and this seems to be particularly true of garlic oil as […]

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Roasted Tomato Hummus : #SundaySupper

Roasted Tomato Hummus 600 The Wimpy Vegetarian

Easy hummus recipe with a swirl of balsamic roasted tomatoes. If you follow this blog, you know I’m a list person. Have you ever had something on your to-do list you keep postponing? Not something like ‘clean the bathroom grout’ – that’s in an entirely different […]

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