Creamy spinach soup

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I realize that I was just recently discussing how it still feels like winter, but I must reopen this topic so I can confirm that I definitely was correct. This past weekend was just downright cold, especially given that there’d been a few daffodil-filled days in the not so distant past. I’ve been an icicle for a few days now, but according to the weather forecast, I should be thawing by later today, and hopefully fully by Thursday. I’m looking forward to it.

For the time being, though, I’ve still been looking for foods that warm me up. Luckily I found something that is quite warming and also shows glimmers of spring, and even hints toward a spring vegetable. Creamy spinach soup. Continue reading “Creamy spinach soup”

Pumpkin ginger cheesecake pie

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I must confess that I don’t love Thanksgiving food. Don’t get me wrong; I don’t dislike it, but I never get excited about turkey or sweet potatoes, and I’m especially not going to tear down the door for a slice of pumpkin pie. In fact, some day, when I prepare my own Thanksgiving meal, I imagine always making some sort of ethnic food– curry and naan one year, empanadas the next, sushi after that, and so on. However, the day when I cook my own Thanksgiving dinner is not today, and as a food blogger, it is not only expected that I share a few Thanksgiving recipes, it is one of my responsibilities.

So, I took this responsibility very seriously.

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Cream cheese coffee cake

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I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again– I’m not a breakfast food person. But when I saw this recipe, it went to the top of my “to cook” list. (I also really needed cake that day.) I knew that I would end up eating this as dessert and not as breakfast, but it didn’t matter. Plus, it was more appropriate than chocolate cake as a breakfast dessert after my obligatory fruit and cereal.

However, I decided I’d still sell it how it was meant to be sold: breakfast food. So the next time you are expecting overnight guests or this weekend when you want something special to go with the magical coffee brewing in the fridge, whip up this cream cheese coffee cake. It is great, and it can easily be used again for dessert later in the day if you don’t have time to make any other baked goods for your guests or to satisfy your own sweet craving. Continue reading “Cream cheese coffee cake”