Cauli Cauli Broccoli

What do cauliflower and broccoli have in common? They are both cruciferous vegetables, super-nutritious and best eaten raw. R.A.W. I love raw food. It feels so alive, all crunchy and juicy and electric. Other cruciferous vegetables

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Chicken Pot Pie

A friend once told me that one night each winter his whole family gets together for Pie Night. Everyone brings a pie. Some bring dessert pies, others bring meat pies. Pies are so wonderful in the

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Homemade Pumpkin Puree

Roasting is my favorite way of making pumpkin puree. Not only is it the easiest way to do it, but oven heat also preserves the pumpkin’s sweet flavor. A pound is equal to a cup of

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Halloween Party Food Menu

Every year we throw a Halloween party to celebrate my daughter’s birthday. We have a big family with many young cousins, so that alone makes the parties pretty big. In addition, my daughter likes to invite

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Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Cookies

This recipe was passed on to me from my husband’s grandmother, who sent us care packages of her special Pumpkin Cookies every Halloween. Mammie used Crisco Oil and it made her cookies very moist and last

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How Does Your Garden Groove?

Vacation comes, school is out Summer ends, year in, year out. -Neil Young I can’t believe the summer went by so fast. This summer marks Malaya’s first theatre production. My baby girl is all grown up

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Farmers Market Finds

Our local farmers market is back! The Coastside Farmers Market at Rockaway Beach in Pacifica, California is the best source of locally grown produce from May through November. Today was the first farmers market day of

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pumpkin ice cream

Pumpkin Ice Cream

Ingredients 1 cup whole milk 1/2 cup sugar 1 15-oz can pumpkin 2 cups heavy cream, chilled 1 tsp vanilla extract Follow manufacturer’s instructions on how to prepare your ice cream maker. 1. Heat whole milk

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