Basque Pumpkin Cornbread

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  Five years ago my husband and I spent a week in Basque country, mostly on the Spanish side but we also crossed the border to French territory.  Our base for that visit was San Sebastian and with a few days dedicated to that area we were able to get a tiny feel for Basque […]

Pumpkin Cheddar Scones

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  I can tell you all about my busy weekend and how fun it was not getting much work done.  How nice it was to spend Sunday cruising around the San Francisco Bay with good friends on their boat with front and center views of the America’s Cup World Series regatta and the Blue Angels […]

Chocolate-Dipped Spiced Pumpkin Madeleines

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  Fall can be a confusing time in the Bay Area.  Just when you expect temperatures to drop, they kick up instead, extending summer for a bit longer as if Mother Nature decided to grant us a last hurrah.  This week’s 90°+ days are not uncommon for this time of year, and for a change […]

Pumpkin-Chocolate Brownies

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  Each year, at exactly this time, begins a Thanksgiving cooking blitz that doesn’t end until Thursday afternoon.  I know of people who prep much earlier in the week but I’ve never gotten into the habit.  It’s due in part to procrastination and partly my fear that a dish would no longer be at its […]

Pumpkin Bars with Cranberry Crumb Topping and My First Giveaway!

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Guess what?  The generous folks at CSN Stores think that you, my readers, deserve a gift and I wholeheartedly agree.  They’re giving away one $50 gift certificate which you’ll be able to spend any way your heart desires.  With over 200 stores to choose from, your gift certificate will be easily spent.  How about a […]