Monthly Archives: November 2014

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins

Chocolate Chip Cranberry Pumpkin Muffins
Where did the time go? How is it only two days until Thanksgiving?! Ewan just had his birthday this past weekend so things have been crazy busy here. Thanksgiving always comes too quickly for me since his birthday is right before the big day. A couple years ago his birthday was on Thanksgiving and that made things easier, his birthday meal and dessert were just all part of the super duper big day.

Ewan also had his Thanksgiving program at school so I baked an apple pie. Then his birthday treat for school another day. Birthday cake and cookies for the big day…you get the idea, I’ve been busy baking and cooking. It is actually a relief that I don’t need to cook for Thanksgiving this year. We are going out for the first time ever. We are headed up to the mountains and will have our meal at the Biltmore Estate. Continue reading

White Chicken Chili

White Chicken Chili
Crisp autumn evenings are perfect for a big bowl of chili. It is nice to shake things up though, so instead of a traditional tomato based chili I recently started making white chili. Someone mentioned it once at a PTO meeting and I thought DUH, why haven’t I ever made that before?! Continue reading

Nutty Spiced Apple Cider

Nutty Spiced Apple a Cider
I’ve had this apple cider sitting in the fridge waiting to be used. Whatever shall I do with it? The boys enjoyed some hot cider on a chilly morning hike, but I wanted to spike it up for the grown ups.

Then came the question of which alcohols to use. I was in the mood for spiced rum and it seemed to go well with cider. Then I was inspired, both by a mistaken purchase and memories of a favorite apple dessert.
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In My Kitchen – November 2014

November is here already! Where has the time gone? It is time to join Celia at Fig Jam and Lime Cordial for another In My Kitchen post.

It has been another crazy month in the Dalrymple kitchen/house. We celebrated another birthday. Jack turned seven a couple weeks ago. He enjoyed decorating pumpkin cookies for his birthday. He lucked out and had a four day weekend for his birthday which was on a Saturday.


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