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Homemade Tuna Noodle Casserole Without Canned Soup

This is a homemade Tuna Noodle Casserole just like mom used to make but without the canned soup. This is a version both kids and adults will love. ...

Grapefruit and Avocado Salad with Honey Coriander Vinaigrette

A simple green salad featuring grapefruit, avocado, and a sweet honey grapefruit vinaigrette with coriander. ...

Butternut Squash Pudding for October Unprocessed

Today my guest post on Maple Butternut Pudding is being featured at Eating Rules as part of the October Unprocessed Challenge. I revamped one of my favorite Fall desserts, Butternut Squash Pudding, to make it suitable for the challenge. Head over to Eating Rules to see how it turned out. Pinch My Salt, 2011. ...

My First Madeleines

I have a confession to make. Before making them myself, the only madeleines I had ever tasted were from Starbucks. No one had ever made them for me, Id never had a special pan to make them myself, and somehow I managed to spend a weekend in Paris once without tasting either a madeleine or a macaronsad, but true. Ive always been curious about madeleines. ...

Praline Pumpkin Cake with Whipped Cream Frosting

You wont believe how easy this cake is. ...

Butterscotch Corn Flake Candy

To me, nothing tastes more like Christmas than these sweet, salty and crunchy butterscotch candies. They arent much to look at, but they are super simple to make, and I guarantee that your friends and family will rave about them. For as far back as I can remember, my Nana always had a plate of these butterscotch corn flakes on the Christmas snack table. ...

Butternut Squash Pudding

I love pudding. Chocolate pudding, vanilla pudding, tapioca pudding, rice pudding, butterscotch pudding you name it, I love it. I love pudding made from scratch. I love pudding that comes from a little cardboard box. And when I was a kid, I loved the pudding on my school lunch tray. ...

Apple Cinnamon Buttermilk Cake

This simple, delicious apple cake may be my new favorite fall dessert. It is moist, tender, packed with tart apples and cinnamon, and very easy to prepare. ...

Scandinavian Rosettes Recipe

Pretty, arent they? These delicate, crisp, lightly sweetened Scandinavian Rosettes are as delicious as they are beautiful. The cookies are made from a thin, crepe-like batter that is quickly deep fried on specially shaped irons. Rosettes are traditionally made during Christmas time and are a delight to make, share, and eat. Ive had this old rosette iron packed away in my kitchen for years. I inher ... ...

Macaroni and Cheese with Bacon, Leeks, and Thyme

I love making homemade mac and cheese because the possibilities are endless. You can play with cheese combinations, pasta shapes, and additions like meat, vegetables, herbs, and spices. ...

Dinner Tonight: Roasted Chicken Thighs and Cauliflower

I saw this simple one-dish dinner on the PBS show Everyday Food recently and it looked so good, I reached for my notepad and scribbled down the basic instructions. Of course when I went to look for my notes this afternoon so that I could recreate it for dinner tonight, the notepad was nowhere to be found. And thats the story of my life. Luckily, I found the recipe online and dinner was saved. ...

Chocolate Hazelnut Panna Cotta

Do you like to play around in the kitchen? Have you ever created a recipe so good it should have won a prize? Well Ive got a contest for you. A handful of food blogger friends and I have teamed up with Pacific Natural Foods to be judges in the Everyday Chef Challenge a fun and friendly recipe competition that any of you can enter. There are some fantastic prizes up for grabs, including an 11-piec ... ...

What to do with Leftover Turkey

Curried Turkey Salad with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts Bacon, Lettuce, Avocado, and Turkey Sandwich with Spicy Chipotle Mayonnaise Other Ideas for Leftover Turkey: Leftover Turkey Pot Pie at The Pioneer Woman Cooks Turkey Enchiladas at Simply Recipes Leftover Turkey Stew at Cooking by the Seat of my Pants Turkey Lasagna with Sage and Three Cheeses at Kalyns Kitchen Turkey Tetrazzini at Recipe ... ...

Smoky Spiced Black-Eyed Peas with Bacon Recipe

While its hard to believe that another year has flown by, I have to say that Im more than ready to move on. Goodbye, 2010, Ive learned a lot from you, but you wont be missed. Im heading into this new year arms outstretched, with open heart and mind, ready to learn, experience, and share. Welcome, 2011, I think were going to be friends. ...

Chipotle Bacon Deviled Eggs

A delicious twist on traditional deviled eggs, these smoky chipotle bacon deviled eggs are packed with flavor! ...

Spiced Turkey Burgers with Green Olives and Feta

These are by far the most flavorful turkey burgers Ive ever tasted. The mixture of warm roasted spices, fresh herbs, feta, and olives set these so far apart from the average grilled meat patty that I almost hesitate to call them burgers. I didnt even bother with a bun the crisp cool lettuce wrap served as a perfect balance to the warm spiced turkey burger. ...

Farmer's Market: Tomatoes, Blackberries, and Nectarines

I just got home from the Saturday morning Farmers Market here in Fresno and Im so excited about these beautiful tomatoes, berries, and nectarines that I just have to share them with you. ...

Farmer's Market Finds

After being down with the flu all week, a trip to the Farmers Market this morning was just what I needed. ...

Fall Fest: Sour Cream Pear Cake with Pecan Streusel

Welcome back to Fall Fest! I missed pumpkin party last week, but I really think this simple and delicious pear cake will make up for it. This rich and spicy cake is filled with fresh pear chunks and topped with a buttery, crunchy pecan streusel. The cake is really simple to put together no fancy tools required! It makes a great mid-morning snack with coffee but can easily be dressed up with caram ... ...

Fall Fest: Spinach Pomegranate Salad with Apples and Walnuts

Fall has finally arrived here in California, bringing thunder, rain, and the cooler temperatures Ive been waiting for. While these cool gray skies have me dreaming of hearty soups and warm baked goods, the theme this week for Fall Fest is fall salads. ...