Five Little Things

Five Little Things - October 31, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

After a week that can be classified as “PC” (Pretty Crappy), finding Five Little Things I loved may seem challenging. But these are the weeks that I dig a little deeper and find that there is always something for which to be thankful.

Five little things I loved this week:

Sweet Potato Apple Cake Decorated with Chef'n Cakewalk | www.kithenconfidante.com

Sweet Potato Apple Cake

I’ll never forget it. I was working in a small marketing firm, our office predominantly female, and one by one, we were following each other down the path of engagement, marriage and babies. Showers were the thing....

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White Russian Creme Brûlée

classic \ˈkla-sik\ a work of enduring elegance There are some foods that I will never tire of. The classic are classics for a reason, even in a culinary world riddled with food trends and some of the...

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Simple Sundays | Prepping for the Week

It’s Sunday. A day of rest for most of us, or at least we try, right? By the time Sunday afternoon rolls around, it’s time for me to carve out one hour to devote to prepping for...

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Savory Chicken Sausage and Vegetable Galette

It was a Thursday afternoon, and I needed to get a head start on dinner. Never mind that it was a busy week – busier than usual if you can imagine – that afternoon was going to...

Parsnip Apple Soup | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Crisp apples, parsnips and toasted pumpkin seeds blend together in this lovely fall soup.

Simple Sundays | Parsnip Apple Soup

It occurred to me that I never told you why I cook. Nearly five years into writing this blog, hundreds of posts, and countless recipes, and I never really told you how I got started in the...

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Raspberry, Coconut & Cardamom Panna Cotta

My daughter was rummaging through her closet the other day, in search of pink. I couldn’t understand why, since she has gone the way of most tweens who spent their toddler to preteen days in head to...

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Pumpkin Butter Smoothie

I looked at the forecast this morning. 90 degrees! In October! Where is fall? My jeans want to know. My boots are tapping on their boxes, begging to come out. Even my jackets are looking a little...

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Simple Sundays | Jalapeño, Corn and Cheddar Arancini

My son woke up earlier than usual. For a school day, he was getting a head start, and for once, was waiting on me to finish up in the bathroom. I had was rushing through my morning...

Five Little Things

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week: 1. Clean out the Fridge Meals When I load up the refrigerator with fresh fruits and vegetables, by the end of the week, I feel pressure to make sure there...

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3 Tasty Takes on Pumpkin Seed Recipes

“So…what are you going to be for Halloween?” This is the Very Important Question all grown ups ask children this time of year. And for the first time ever, my son is caught flat footed. He (meaning,...

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No Bake Kahlúa Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake

When the first pumpkins appear at the markets, and the candy invades the stores, I find myself getting giddy: the holidays are here! This is the marathon of deliciousness I look forward to all year – we’ve...

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Porchetta + Scenes from An Advanced Butchery Class at Avedano’s

At the top of a hill in Bernal Heights, in an unassuming neighborhood of San Francisco, where tourists don’t seem to venture, there is, along with a view of the city, a small shop, with a modest...

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Simple Sundays | Maple Pumpkin Butter

He was standing at the corner, waiting to cross the street. One dozen red roses, still wrapped in plastic from Safeway, were in his wrinkled hands, and I watched him slowly step off the curb and cross...

Five Little Things - October 3, 2014 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Sliced Pumpkin

Five Little Things

Five Little Things I loved this week… 1. All the Pumpkin Did I mention this one already? Well, if I have, it bears repeating, I’ve been loving all the pumpkin! I love seeing it when I enter...