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Fall Recipes

A Yank’s Dorset Apple Cake

A Yank’s Dorset Apple Cake

I haven’t baked much of anything for the past few years unless a birthday or special occasion required it. It isn’t that I no longer enjoy baking; I consider it a relaxing activity — especially when I can take my time and get involved in […]

Roasted Spiced Carrot and Quinoa Salad

Roasted Spiced Carrot and Quinoa Salad

Sometimes when I’m at the market, I come across bags of brightly colored carrots — carrots in a deep burgundy and cheerful yellow nestled with the expected orange.  Once in a while there are a few  very pale yellow carrots in the mix as well, […]

Baked Apple Dumplings with Sweet Browned Butter Sauce

Baked Apple Dumplings with Sweet Browned Butter Sauce

  I think the first time I tried to make an apple dumpling I was about 26, give or take a year. I don’t remember cooking much during that particular time in my life, but what I did cook has stayed with me — for […]

Visiting Virginia: Almond Pecan Walnut Pancakes

Visiting Virginia: Almond Pecan Walnut Pancakes

A pleasant trip east to visit with my sister in Virginia. A boat ride along the Potomac, a hike to Great Falls Park, and quick visit to Charlottesville to see her youngest.

Spice-Rubbed Pork Shoulder with Radicchio and Balsamic Vinegar

Spice-Rubbed Pork Shoulder with Radicchio and Balsamic Vinegar

I made it back from my trip to the East Coast safe and sound and will share my experience after it settles and I’ve had time to savor it all.   In the meantime, I have many recipes to share and ideas for more.  I […]