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Simple Sundays | 10 Minute Microwave Salted Caramel Sauce

My caramel mania culminated in a life changing discovery last week. As much as I now adore making caramel candies, the process of making a caramel sauce has been a bumpy road. There have been, I admit,...

Five Little Things - October 18, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Homemade Caramels

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Homemade Caramels Now that I’ve disclosed my obsession with caramel, I urge you to go make those Caramel Apples I shared, and perhaps skip the apple part. I kid, sort...

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Caramel Apples

I’ve been coping with an obsession. And since we’re friends, it is my duty to forewarn you. What I am about to share may haunt you. And perhaps force you to spend a little extra time at...

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Simple Sundays | Oatmeal Pancakes

You know it’s been a long week when all you can think of is how much you look forward to sleeping in (even if ‘in’ means 6:30 am), and staying in your robe and pajamas as you...

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Seed Bread

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Apple Cranberry Oatmeal Cookies

One look on my friends’ feeds on Facebook and Instagram, and I am reminded of how we are in the thick of apple season. How I long to go for a drive into the country to walk...

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Simple Sundays | Roasted Mushroom and Cauliflower Soup

Who remembers those cans of cream of mushroom soup that would emerge in a gelatinous blob, often with a satisfying plop? I confess: I used to love it. Ever since my first spoonful one stormy night, when...

Five Little Things - October 4, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Sunflowers and Gardens When I was at the 17th Annual Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival last Saturday, I was like a moth to a flame when I spotted the garden. Perhaps...

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2013 Kendall-Jackson Heirloom Tomato Festival + Fire Roasted Tomato Jam Crostini

I’m guilty of a big no-no. But I know I’m not alone. I eat standing up. I may be a stickler for sitting down to properly enjoy a meal — forever nagging my children to sit down...

Roast Pork Loin with Balsamic Dijon & Thyme sliced on cutting board

Simple Sundays | Roast Pork Loin with Balsamic, Dijon & Thyme

I almost did it again. Talk about the weather, that is. I suppose it’s hard to resist – I know I’m not the only one who can’t help but think about the change in the seasons, the...

fresh thyme on cutting board

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Autumn Flavors My daughter and I huddled as we walked towards the car, the wind sending a chill through our bones. I was wearing shorts, she was wearing a tank...

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Stuffed Pear Crisp

“Is it Saturday?” I would ask. Each morning these words would spill out of my mouth, and I anticipated my mother’s answer. A no would bring a little sadness, because I knew my mother would have to...

Autumn Squash Gratin and More Le Creuset Signature Roaster Recipes | Kitchen Confidante

Autumn Squash Gratin and More Le Creuset Signature Roaster Recipes + A Giveaway

I stood by the kitchen sink, stirring my black coffee with the swirl of sugar and half and half, and it changed color, just the way I like it. As I brought my mug up for a...

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Simple Sundays | Meyer Lemon Jam Crumb Bars

The room was still dark and I hesitated. Hovering over his bed, I watched my son sleep, his long lashes resting on his cheeks – cheeks once so plump, thinning out now as each year passes, yet...

Five Little Things - September 20, 2013 | www.kitchenconfidante.com | Meyer Lemon Jam Crumb Bars

Five Little Things

Five little things I loved this week: Peek into the Oven Take a sneak peek, that is! I can’t tell you how excited I am to be baking again. You too? Then you won’t want to miss...