Archives for September 2011

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake with Crumbled Pecan Topping

This pumpkin pie coffee cake with crumbled pecan topping will be welcome at any fall breakfast or brunch. I fought hard against the changing temperatures this year. Pretty as they are, I was not looking forward to the changing leaves. I wanted to close my eyes and stay in August forever, and then September was […]

Pumpkin Pie Coffee Cake

2 cups all-purpose flour 1 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon cinnamon 1/4 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon allspice 1/4 teaspoon salt 1/4 teaspoon fresh grated nutmeg 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 3/4 cup sugar 2 large eggs 1 1/4 cups pumpkin puree 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon vanilla extract For […]

An Eat Well, Spend Less Pantry Menu

A look at this month’s Eat Well, Spend Less series on emergency preparedness and making a menu from it. This month we’re talking about emergency preparedness. Interestingly enough, I’m having my own bit of a faux emergency this week, trying to keep dinners as quick and simple as possible as I finish up work on […]

Eat Well, Spend Less: Whole Grain 101

This month in the Eat Well, Spend Less series we’re talking about whole grains from storage to recipes. It’s emergency preparedness month, and I’m dissecting how having whole grains on hand can help you be fed and nourished in that situation. I’m going to go out on a limb and am going to assume that […]

Honey Sesame Dressing for Asian Chicken Salad

A simple salad for the last days of summer with an Asian-inspired honey sesame dressing and marinade. Every year I feel as though I’m hanging on to the last bits of summer, wishing the sun’s rays to remain warm and strong just a bit longer so as to delay the inevitable winter, the graying of […]

Asian Chicken Salad with Honey Sesame Dressing

Honey Sesame Dressing: 1/2 cup soy sauce 1/3 cup honey 1/4 cup rice wine vinegar 1 clove minced garlic 1 tablespoon minced ginger 2 tablespoons toasted sesame oil 1/2 cup + 3 tablespoons grape seed oil, divided Sesame Crusted Almonds 1 tablespoon grape seed oil 1 tablespoon sesame seeds 1 cup raw almonds Chicken Salad: […]

Breaking Down School Lunch Box Ideas

Rethinking ideas for the school lunch box from sandwiches to wraps to crackers and cheese and fruit on a stick. Let’s talk for a minute about this business of school lunches. Just one more time, I promise. We’re a week and a half in. I’ve sent hard boiled eggs with my kids three times. In […]