I am currently doing the “Forest Gump” thing, but instead of shrimp it’s with pumpkin. Pumpkin soup, pumpkin stew, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin pie, and, more specific to this post, pumpkin bread. It’s possible I could be diagnosed with pumpkin on the brain, but at this point that’s okay, because I have delicious pumpkin bread in my tummy too. It’s moist, and goes well with a hot cup of tea or coffee on chilly fall or winter mornings. Just what the doctor nurse ordered.
I never liked wasting those pumpkins you put out on the front porch to decorate the house. Some people just throw them away, but I like to take them before they turn, hollow them out, then bake and puree them. Once they’re pureed I bag ’em up and freeze ’em to use later.
This cheesecake is one of those special occasions type of foods. Of course, recently I seem to be having a lot of special occasions, so maybe I need to tighten up my criteria. In this case though, it’s Father’s Day and this cake is for my dear hubby.
When I made these blueberry muffins, it got me thinking as to what’s the difference between a muffin and a cupcake, and could these be cupcakes? Seems like this is yet another contentious internet point of debate, but this one seems to have ended with some criteria that help in deciding where your baked goods stand.
Today was the hubby’s birthday, so I wanted to show him I loved him with a healthified version of a yellow cake with chocolate frosting (his request). As you can see by the number of candles, he’s no spring chicken 😉 At the same time he’s more alive to me every year we spend together because our lives become more and more intertwined.
Sometimes you just gotta have gooey, especially when it comes to vegan Mac n Cheese. I don’t do the fake cheeses, but I don’t blame you if you do. I’m just averse to their ingredient list, and tend to eat them when I’m out and my options are limited.
What’s the first thing that comes to mind when you see a head of cabbage? For many of you I’m betting it’s cole slaw. For quite a few folks it may be sauerkraut or kimchi. For me, when I see a head of cabbage I think of stuffed cabbage.
What’s the difference between a pancake and a flapjack? The answer depends on where you live. In the U.S., there is basically no difference. In Great Britain, however, a flapjack can be a traditional pancake, an apple turnover, or a sweetened oat bar.
It used to be that when I heard the term Caesar Salad what came to mind was a picture of Julius Caesar reclining on an imperial sofa and eating a, you guessed it, Caesar Salad. For some reason I always assumed that the Caesar Salad originated with those long dead Roman emperors and funneled down through the ages.
Sometimes I hear a phrase and it strikes me as being odd, so I Google it to see where it originated. Case in point is the phrase “good egg”, as in “he/she’s a good egg”, meaning a good person. Turns out this phrase became popular around 1900, but has it’s origins dating back to when the phrase “bad egg” was popular in the 1850’s.