Posts by Carin Thumm

A Twist on a Classic: Everything Bagel Pizza with Smoked Salmon

First: hello November, whatever are you doing here? It seems a bit impossible that we’re officially in countdown to the holidays mode. I mean Thanksgiving is almost upon us and I haven’t even figured out what pies I’m going to make. And pies are SERIOUS BUSINESS in my family. Instead of working on my pie game I decided to work on the most epic of brunch / lunch / dinner ideas

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Dessert to Die For: S’mores Hand Pies

Halloween is coming. Halloween is coming. HALLOWEEN IS COMING. I’m not sure you can understand my glee about Halloween unless you are yourself a five year old about the whole holiday. Tradition dictates the watching of Hocus Pocus and The Covenant with some kind of yummy treat and usually a spiked hot drink of some kind (this cider is a fav) … and to anyone who has had to suffer

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Return to the Upside Down with Honey Oatmeal Protein Waffles

I don’t know if you know but STRANGER THINGS COMES BACK THIS WEEK AND ZOMG. I may or may not be having a watch party with the same bff that sat on my couch last summer when season one dropped (and we squeed and gasped together through the delightful creepiness). And what else would you serve at a Stranger Things watch party but waffles? But because I’m me I can’t

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Perfect Cozy Veggie Meal: Roasted Mushroom and Eggplant Bolognese

I feel like eggplant is one of those things that people have a strong love or a strong dislike for … I’ve never met anyone who is ambivalent about the purple nightshade. I’m firmly team let me eat all the eggplant, in case you hadn’t guessed. Like a lot of folks, my first run in with eggplant was fried (looking at you, eggplant parmigiana). Then I discovered French (ratatouille), Greek

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Salty and Sweet: Dipped Clementines

Cooks have always known this simple rule: salt brings out the flavor in things. I’m not talking about over salted snacks that make your mouth run dry and send you searching for water like a man lost in the desert. No, I’m talking about the subtle kiss of salt in dishes, especially sweet dishes, that makes you close your eyes and pause a bit to revel in the bliss of

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