Tag Archives: Pumpkin

What’s in a Name?


This recipe was born from Shaun’s desire to bake cookies, but it was clear from the get-go it would not end in cookie form. At first, “souffle” seemed appropriate, until we nixed the souffle dish and switched to a 9X9 baking pan. The obvious conclusion from there was to title it “cake,” but cakes traditionally […]

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Stealth Vegan Pie [Or, the Pumpkin Play-by-Play]


Scene: Last night, parents house. Me: Dad, check the oven, I’m making a pumpkin pie! Dad: [turns oven light on, looks] Okay… is this like fake pumpkin? I know how you are.* Me: No, it’s real pumpkin, dad, what else would it be? That’s the beauty of pumpkin pie. I 100% did not tell a […]

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Pumpkin & White Chocolate Pudding Parfait


FYI while you’re chowing down on breakfast: here’s an article about the disastrous framing of the Pizza-As-Vegetable debate by the media. It’s been a while since I posted a breakfast recipe, mostly because our breakfasts have become pretty boring and repetitive. The most progress I’ve made recently was buying unsweetened cocoa powder. A tablespoon has […]

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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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When Life Gives You Snow in October…


Make a pumpkin and bake your dinner! Last night, we had a winter storm watch [3-5 inches] in Virginia in October. It started raining around 6PM, which turned into cold, slippery rain, which turned into what now sounds like a pretty heavy storm outside [it’s 6:30AM]. It didn’t snow, but I still think the weather warranted a warm, homestyle […]

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A Welcome Break…fast


Last night was rough. Next Saturday is the “ethics” portion of the Bar exam: the Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam (“MPRE”). And yes, it’s as bad as it sounds. After my 2-hour seminar last night, Shaun and I sat through a review lecture that basically involved filling in the blanks on a 40-page handout with the […]

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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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Just Two Adults Getting a Stew On


I’m glad last night’s butternut burritos derailed my original dinner plans because it allowed me to completely change what I had in mind before. The result? Pumpkin stew. I had a can of pumpkin open after this afternoon’s spicy pumpkin & soy sausage flatbread lunch [was too lazy to photograph], so into the stew it […]

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No Candy Corn Was Consumed During the Making of this Breakfast


I’m obsessed with candy corn. It’s just food colored sugar and corn syrup [yum?], but for some reason, It’s my go-to October indulgence. The pumpkin-shaped ones…I love them. But the other day, I read an article about fall health mishaps – one of them was eating candy corn. Cries. I guess it makes sense. It does […]

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Cake for Breakfast?


Well, Grady is no longer afraid of the front steps. This morning, he picked up his entire leash in his mouth and dashed down them, sprinting for his secret bathroom spot behind Mas. The faster I ran after him, the faster he ran away. He stopped at his “spot,” and was perfectly happy with me picking […]

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