Last week I posted a photo of three pie pumpkins in an In My Kitchen post. I ended up roasting them and baking cranberry pumpkin cream cheese muffins. I still had some pumpkin puree left and planned on making this pumpkin soup.
Then Hurricane Matthew happened. The boys were home for three days of school, plus the weekend. I was busy keeping them busy and out of trouble. Josh was out of town. I had a fridge full of leftovers. The soup fell to the bottom of my to do list.
My parents came for the weekend, planned long before the hurricane was in the picture. Josh and I were supposed to go to the Nascar race in Charlotte Saturday night for a work function but the race ended up being delayed a day. It all worked out, we still got a date night out of it since my parents were already here to watch the boys!
Here in the South it may be spring by the calendar year, but based on weather some may call it summer. We’ve already had a few days that hit 90 degrees Fahrenheit (32C). That means it’s time for frozen treats.
We have a couple sets of ice pop molds and the boys are always begging to use them. Now is the time of year when I say “yes” more often! There are so many different things you can put in your ice pops. Anything from pudding creations, fruit and yogurt, puréed fruit and juice, alcohol for the grown ups…
This time around I did one of the easiest possible combinations. It requires only two ingredients. Does it get any easier? I think not!
Liz over at My Favourite Pastime recently had a recipe for coconut orange cake. The timing could not have been better. I have been wanting to make a cake for afternoon tea and this looked perfect. It is made in a loaf pan so the size was right, many other cakes would have given me too many leftovers that I would certainly indulge in! The flavors sounded heavenly, I love coconut and orange. Better yet, it would work for my craving, chocolate and orange. For some reason I have been wanting something chocolate and orange, all I needed to do was add a little chocolate to Liz’s recipe. Continue reading
My husband and I really enjoy Indian food. Whenever we go out of town we look for Indian restaurants because there aren’t many where we live. That means we cook Indian at home, certainly not a bad thing since that means we can customize recipes to our taste. They may not be authentic, but we certainly like them! Josh is even our Naan baker so we try to have a supply in the freezer for curry nights.
After my weekend of preserving I still had lots of pears left. What to do, well bake with them of course! I have made pear chocolate chip bread before and liked it. I recently saw a recipe for coconut pear bread. I decided to combine the two and created this recipe.