Posts by Carin Thumm

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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Good For You Fall Fuel: Pumpkin Spice Date Energy Balls

Dear reader: sorry, not sorry to give you two date recipes back to back, but look … I’ve got a three-pound bag to get through, mmmkay? I don’t know what it’s been like in your neck of the woods, but here summer came roaring back AFTER we all started pulling our fall wardrobes out. Between our brief flash of fall-like weather and ALL THE PUMPKIN SPICE STUFF LITERALLY EVERYWHERE there

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