Tag Archives: Fall

Creamy Pasta with Butternut Squash, Sage, and Cranberry


Perusing tons of holiday recipes has left me with a serious cranberry craving. After searching [what’s left of] Google Reader for inspiration, I came across Budget Bytes’ chilled butternut squash pasta salad – made with cranberries, sage and squash. Bingo. Sage has definitely been deep in my cooking black hole, but it’s been popping up on […]

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The Day-After Granola


[Congrats to those who ran the New York City Marathon today!] Shaun and I were reminded last night why Tavola is the best restaurant in C’Ville. We had an incredible experience. The wait ended up only being about an hour, and although the place was packed we weren’t rushed at all. We enjoyed every last […]

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From Scary Movies to Scary Stories


Meet Stingy Jack. Source. Stingy Jack was a most unpleasant man who lived in Ireland. He was basically your modern-day drunk mess, who lied and cheated his way out of every deal. One day, he made a deal with the devil. Sadly for him, this deal backfired pretty badly. When Stingy Jack died his poor […]

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Mushy Foods for Sick People


I’m still feeling under the weather, and the weather is currently disgusting. Almost every task I’ve undertaken today failed, e.g., actually attending class and “working out.” I worked up a sweat, but I’m sure this had less to do with intensity and more to do with my body shedding tears from every pore, begging me to […]

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Savory Baked & Stuffed Pumpkin


I think all of the work/travel/lack of sleep is finally catching up with me because today has been rough. I felt off throughout class and my post-class workout left me nauseated and dizzy. My face is tender to the touch, and chewing hurts. Does anyone know what these symptoms mean? Please don’t say “sinus infection.” […]

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Fat-Free Mini Pumpkin Muffins


Just before and during the preparation of today’s pumpkin smoothie lunch, I worked on a mini “treat” to further make a dent in the tub of pumpkin in the fridge. Pumpkin muffins were born. Fat-Free muffins, that is. Intrigued? This recipe is a modified version of a recipe I hand-wrote in my Moleskine Recipe Journal, so […]

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Different Cooks in the Kitchen


I would be blatantly lying if I said I do all the cooking “around here.” I definitely don’t, so if my blog has given you that idea, I apologize. Shaun is my co-chef and I’d say we split the duties pretty well. My cooking style and Shaun’s perfectly complement one another. I plan far ahead, […]

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Butternut Squash and Carrot Soup


One of our steals at Trader Joe’s this weekend was a giant butternut squash. With the huge squashes you can find in the fall, the recipe possibilities are endless. I started this afternoon by chopping the entire thing [took forever, we so badly need a nice set of knives], tossing it in salt and pepper […]

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