Classic Pumpkin Pie

Thanksgiving is around the corner and I still haven’t received my assignment for the Thanksgiving Day meal. For years I played host, focusing on the turkey and other savory dishes while my family took charge of dessert and other sides to round out the Thanksgiving feast. There’s been a shift in recent years; the hosting […]

Pumpkin Cheese Bread

  My town is a maze of jogging trails, linking each part of the neighborhood to the others.  It’s one of the things I love about living here; I’m only a short drive from San Francisco but here it feels like living in the country.  A fellow local might correct me by saying that the trails are actually […]

Basque Pumpkin Cornbread

  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

  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

  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 […]