October 2010

halloween wine bottles

by amy 29 October 2010

if you’re like me when planning a party, you get so wrapped up in executing details that you inevitably forget something. for me, usually an hour before the party starts, i realize that i have no sort of centerpiece or table decor + scramble to put something together from things already in the house or [...]

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spiced cocoa meringue cookies

by amy 28 October 2010

what do you do when it’s almost november but it is still nearly 80 degrees outside? first, you do a happy dance, because that’s awesome. then, you come up with a recipe that combines autumn flavors with the lightness of a summer dessert. + voila, spiced cocoa meringues are born! meringues are super airy cookies, [...]

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toasted truffled pumpkin seeds

by amy 27 October 2010

with all this pumpkin-carving i’ve been doing, i have lots of pumpkin seeds hanging around. rather than throw ‘em out, why not roast them or toast them for an tasty, easy, seasonal snack? there are two traditional methods for cooking pumpkin seeds – oven roasting, which takes about 30-45 minutes, + skillet toasting, which takes [...]

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floral carved pumpkin

by amy 26 October 2010

as halloween approaches, one of my favorite activities is the annual carving of the pumpkins.  while i like the traditional jack-o-lantern look, i wanted to try something different this year that better showcases my style.  i had seen some ideas online for carving pumpkins with floral designs + knew that would be perfect for me, [...]

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beef + three-bean chili

by amy 25 October 2010

first, i’m happy to announce that the winner of my smoked spices giveaway is emily! congrats emily, you now will get to cook using that smoked sugar that you were excited about trying! i can’t wait to hear about what you make with it. one of my favorite things about fall is the return of football. [...]

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