It's Fall where I live, and I have three bags of frozen, homemade, pumpkin puree in my freezer. Obviously it was time to use it. I started digging through my recipe box and came upon this gem. Pumpkin AND chocolate? Count me in…
This is Offbeat Home's archive of fall posts.
Since it's that time of year when squash is cheap and plentiful, I picked up a kabocha squash (a.k.a. Japanese pumpkin) and decided to make something with it for Thanksgiving dinner. But I don't like pumpkin pie or any other vegetable-as-dessert type things, so I figured I'd make something savoury. Anything with cheese tends to be a winner, and with the stripe-y pumpkin-bowl the dip is baked in, you can gain bonus points for fancy-ass presentation.
For those of us in the middle of the fall season where EVERYTHING MUST BE APPLE AND PUMPKIN, here's my Megan-simple Hot Spiced Cider recipe!
We had a reader request for a roundup of "comfy warm slippers for Fall." And that's what I'm about to give ya.
We have slippers that range from silly (Cats! Hobbits! Unicorns!) to tech-y (slippers that warm your feet via USB)! Check 'em out and slip 'me on…
Baked oatmeal is one of the many dishes I had never heard of before moving to South Central Pennsylvania. It's oatmeal made casserole-style, so that it's gooey on the inside and crunchy like granola on top. It's an awesome and versatile fall or winter breakfast dish, and since it's casserole-style, you can eat it all week!
After spending several hours carving those wonderful Halloween pumpkins I was left with a ton of pumpkin flesh. Being a little green I just couldn’t bear to throw it all away. So I grabbed my trusty carrot cake recipe, substituted pumpkins for carrots, added a few juicy extra bits, and fed the flesh of a thousand pumpkins to my nearest and dearest!
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I'm loving this time of year. Here I was, thinking the city went crazy for El Dieciséis, but Day of the Dead is so much more colorful, and soulful. Brightly colored sheets of papel picado hang in store windows. Velvety, crimson terciopelo flowers sit in vases at restaurants. Orange marigolds, the traditional Day of the Dead flower (called cempasúchil in Spanish) have suddenly bloomed in the street medians.