Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins with Pumpkin Seed Streusel

Butternut Squash and Apple Muffins with Pumpkin Seed Streusel
I have received one butternut squash and one dozen eggs every Tuesday for the last three weeks from my CSA.  Up until yesterday, I had exactly three butternut squashes on my counter and three dozen eggs in my refrigerator.  I always like to kid myself and say things like “When fall gets here...

Quinoa Sunbutter Cookies with Cocoa Nibs and Pumpkin Seeds

Quinoa Sunbutter Cookies with Cocoa Nibs and Pumpkin Seeds
A few months ago, I decided to go off gluten.  While I haven’t been entirely faithful, I am still attempting to avoid it.  And like almost everything else, I am very bad at “all or nothing” eating.  I’m trying to eat less meat, but I don’t think I could ever be a vegetarian...

Chocolate Coffee and Cream Cookies with Spelt Flour

Chocolate Coffee and Cream Cookies with Spelt Flour
Apologies for the lentil salad meltdown and thanks to those who sent words of support.  Ham bones have a way of making me crazy. Or maybe it’s motherhood and children.  Who the hell knows.  Anyhoo.  Life goes on and we still need chocolate, right?  So, I shall stay strong and carry on and...

Apple and Fontina Monte Cristo

Apple and Fontina Monte Cristo
When my husband is traveling on business (which seems to be way too much lately), I usually keep the cooking to a minimum.  I hate having a big mess to clean up when I am the only one to clean it.  And combined with homework, baths, and bedtime routines, sometimes it just seems like more than I can...

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies

Pumpkin White Chocolate Cookies
So I was talking to a mother the other day and she mentioned that her 1 year old daughter had tested positive for anemia (actually at a severe level) while at a routine check up.  We haven’t signed HIPAA forms here at Cuizoo, so I can’t name names, but suffice it to say that she was freaked...

Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars

Gluten-Free Chewy Granola Bars
So, I guess I could really title these as gluten-free, wheat-free, nut-free, egg-free, and potentially dairy-free chewy granola bars.  But that seemed a little long.  I could also add that they are quite low in sugar and could potentially be made with no added sugar at all. Can you tell I have made...

Crispy Salami and Pesto Tart

Crispy Salami and Pesto Tart
We are recovering from a month of hard core party weekends.  Living in a college town with big time football is always fun, but it’s sort of like having a vacation home in Florida — everyone wants to visit and it’s always time to imbibe.  I am not complaining because we love having...

Newtons Two Ways: Rhubarb Ginger and Fig Lavender

Newtons Two Ways:  Rhubarb Ginger and Fig Lavender
I am not a fussy cook.  I have great respect for those who are, but I just seem to lack the patience and precision to do fine, detailed work.  So, pastry chefs have my ultimate admiration.  If I make cookies, they are usually drop-style rather than rolled and cut out.  Any cake I make usually tastes...

Grilled Pizza with Asparagus, Caramelized Onions, and Brandied Figs

Grilled Pizza with Asparagus, Caramelized Onions, and Brandied Figs
At the beginning of last summer, we decided to abandon our patio as a dining room.  We had the obligatory table and chairs outside and never ever sat there.  Because the patio is right spanking next to our eat-in kitchen, it just always seemed so pointless to lug all of our food outside.  And then...

Homemade Flour Tortillas

Homemade Flour Tortillas
I hope I don’t lose you on this one.  Because, probably even a year ago, I would have seen this recipe title and furrowed my brow and clicked on over to the Huff Post or something.  Homemade tortillas sounded like a gargantuan task to me — somewhere between homemade bread and homemade puff...

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