Posts by Carin Thumm

Butterscotch Ice Pops

I’m hanging on to the ends of summer by the skin of my teeth. Not that I enjoy the hot humid weather that summer brings – but I enjoy the reasons it gives me to eat ice cream, popsicles, and snow cones. These things rarely make the transition into fall. One just doesn’t want a frozen treat when there’s a cool snap in the air. Until now. In my opinion,

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Mushroom, Apple, & Sausage Stuffed Acorn Squash

Fall is here. Sort of. Maybe. Okay … we’re not entirely too sure that we won’t be participating in some kind of Indian Summer for the next couple of weeks (after a too brief flirtation with cool, crisp weather), but I say: eat for the kind of weather you want. So, bring on the all the fall things. The vegetable of choice (and abundance) in fall is “winter” squash. Next

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End of Summer Tomato Tart

The official/unofficial end of summer weekend is upon us. That’s right campers: Labor Day Weekend is here. If you’re anything like me there will be as much “summer” crammed into this weekend as possible. If you need me, check the pool – I’ll be the one with the book. I’m going to go out on a limb here and say that you’ve probably, maybe, got at least one BBQ or

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One Pot Thai Peanut Pasta

Okay, campers, who out there has tried – and failed – at making a one-pot meal? *raises hand* I know I’m not alone in this, I just … I can’t be, and I know exactly why I can’t be: ONE-POT MEALS ARE DECEPTIVELY SNEAKY. Sure they look easy (and in truth they are … after some careful experimentation), but I have ended up with many a one-pot meal that the

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Iced Coffee, Two Ways

We are, officially, entering the dog days of summer. I’m talking triple digits with upwards of 60% humidity … you know, the kind of weather where your clothes stick to you five seconds after you step outside? When it gets like this the absolute LAST thing I want to do is drink hot coffee for my morning jolt. I started out, like a lot of us, hitting up the local

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