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Cuisines Archives: American

apple pumpkin cake

Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting

Sometimes your kids have great ideas, without you even realizing. That’s basically the story behind this Apple Spice Cake with Pumpkin Frosting. Long story short: Kid came up with the idea; described it to me; I told him it didn’t sound like it would work; he wanted to make it anyway… it turned out great. […]

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Three layer mint brownies recipe

Three-Layer Mint Brownies Recipe

There’s a time for eating “healthy” foods (most of the time), and then there’s a time for enjoying holiday cookies like these Three Layer Mint Brownies. These brownies are the perfect match of chewy brownie and melt-in-your-mouth minty goodness. You could certainly make them at any time of year but in our house these are […]

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quince

Quince Quinoa Side Dish Recipe For Fall

Among all of the fall fruits, quince is probably the most misunderstood. It looks like it could be as tasty as an apple or a pear, but if you bit right into it you’d be disappointed – its consistency is woody and its taste is astringent. But – and this is an important point – […]

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Apple salsa

Apple Salsa – Spicy, Fresh, Perfect for Fall

Picture our family in the kitchen, surrounded by 27 pounds of apples that we’ve picked. We’ve already made apple pie, applesauce, and we’ve eaten what seems like an endless amount of apples out of hand. What’s left to make? “Apple salsa!” declares one of the kids. Apple salsa… Hmmm… That might just work. Turns out, […]

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Pumpkin-sweet potato soup

Super-Easy Pumpkin Sweet Potato Soup

This pumpkin sweet potato soup appeared on Jolly Tomato’s Instagram a few days ago, and we’ve been getting lots of comments and questions about how to make it. Truth is, it’s so easy, we weren’t sure if it was worth a post. But then again, isn’t easy…good? Print Super-Easy Pumpkin Sweet Potato Soup Author: Jeanne Fratello […]

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apple chips

One-Ingredient Apple Chips

These apple chips have so few ingredients, if they had any fewer ingredients, they would not exist. That’s a back-handed way of saying that there’s only one ingredient in these apple chips: apples. Last weekend, we had a chance to head out to a farm (Riley’s at Los Rios Rancho) and pick a whole bunch […]

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