Spinach-Artichoke Dip

Due to some very unwelcome and malicious spyware and viruses which apparently have been residing on my computer, I unfortunately have been unable to post anything for the past two days.  This doesn’t mean that I haven’t been thinking about you and the rapidly approaching Thanksgiving holiday, so while my computer was down, I refocused my energy in the kitchen.  Now that I think about

Spiced Apple Pie

O.K., repeat after me: “I can bake a pie from scratch.  I do not need the help of Marie Callendar, the Pillsbury Doughboy, or Mrs. Smith in order to make a delicious and impressive holiday dessert.”  Very good.  I’m so proud of you.  This will be your mantra as you take on my next recipe: Spiced Apple Pie, from scratch.  Yes, I could have started

Cranberry Maple Nut Cornbread

This recipe is great to make over the holidays, not only because it tastes fantastic (with maple, walnuts, and cranberry, how can you go wrong?), but because of its versatility and the multiple roles that it can play: If you don’t want to deal with the complication and time involved for a dinner roll recipe, yet you don’t want to go the store-bought route, this

Orange-Spiced Hot Cider

My first request for a recipe from a reader!  How exciting!  O.K., so it was my brother–Thank you Jay, for being supportive.  Hopefully you are only the first of many more to come.  I think that you speak for many people with you question regarding how to make homemade hot cider, and I think that you will be surprised at how quick and easy this

Roasted Butternut Squash Soup

This is my absolute favorite soup recipe and one that I really want to share with my Peanut Butter and Julie readers.  I make it year-round, but it is especially good in the fall, when butternut squash is in season.  I like it because it is healthy and filling, it is easy to make ahead of time in large batches, and it lasts for over

Maple-Glazed Pumpkin Doughnuts

Right now is about the time when you have started to come off your sugar-induced Halloween high only to realize that (yikes!) Thanksgiving is LESS THAN THREE WEEKS AWAY!!  Oh well, I guess you can forget about that extra hour of sleep that you thought you were going to get on Saturday night because you are going to need every waking minute to pull together