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Fall

German Potato Salad

When you think of potato salad you might think of it accompanying burgers at a Memorial Day or Fourth of July party–I know I do.  However, I recently determined that potato salad is a great side-kick to many proteins any time of the year.  Use red bliss […]

Mini Chocolate and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

I am very late in sharing with you these little bites of heaven!  I made them for a Halloween potluck luncheon and everyone seemed to really enjoy them.  The cakes are very puffy and fluffy.  The filling is light and sweet.  The pumpkin gives the filling an orange tint.  (If […]

Arugula, Cranberry, and Goat Cheese Stuffed Turkey Cutlets

This is another delicious and easy weeknight meal.  I made it up in my head on my way home from work based on ingredients I knew we had on hand.  The panko crumbs make the cutlets very crispy, though you could certainly substitute any type […]

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cake

HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!!!!!!!!  Halloween is truly one of my favorite holidays.  I have so many great childhood memories associated with Halloween.  Every year my grandmother, who was the type of woman who always looked for a reason for a celebration, would have an over-the-top Halloween party in her […]

Mini Pumpkin Cupcakes

My friend hosted a costume Halloween Party and I couldn’t have been more excited!  I love getting dressed up and it is so much fun to see how creative others can be with their costumes.  I wanted to bring a little treat so I made […]

Pumpkin Seed Pesto and Squash Sauce over Fresh Pasta

My colleague takes part in a community garden in Jamaica Plain where she grows all sorts of herbs and vegetables.  I believe we are closing in on the basil season here in the northeast because yesterday she very generously offered to give me a gigantic amount of […]

Peanut Butter Cup Cookies

Did you know Reese’s now makes dark chocolate peanut butter cups?  I know! So exciting!!! When I first spotted the bags of orange and black foiled cups in my grocery store, I assumed it was just a Halloween gimmick (which actually would have been okay with […]

Maple Pumpkin Muffins

Saturday was a baking day.  There were no ifs, ands, or buts about it.  It was rainy and dark and I knew I needed to fill our kitchen with scents of the season.  This summer my in-laws visited Canada and brought back some delicious Canadian maple […]

Butternut Squash with Goat Cheese

It has been a difficult week in the land of Kitchenbelle.  While enjoying the weekend at BlogHer Food ’09 in beautiful San Francisco (at the fabulous cocktail party hosted by The Mushroom Channel, to be exact) I learned of the unexpected death of a dear friend of […]

Triple Chocolate Pumpkin Pie

This is a very interesting pie!  Each bite I took left me trying to decide if I found it more “pumpkiny” or more “chocolatey.”  The verdict is out and you will have to make it yourself to decide!  The filling is very smooth and custardy—rich […]