Archives: Autumn

Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce

November 26, 2014 by andrea | Comments Off on Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce | Filed in Autumn, Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Life in Oregon, Local Goodness, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Winter

I love trying new ways to make cranberry sauce. You can easily have several different types of cranberry sauces, relishes or chutneys at a holiday feast because they’re so easy to make. This recipe for Spiced Grand Marnier Cranberry Sauce is flavored with a hint of cinnamon, cloves and a double hit of orange (Grand Marnier and freshly-grated […]

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Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn

December 1, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Wild Rice with Butternut Squash, Leeks and Corn | Filed in Autumn, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetarian

Since the holidays are are upon us, here’s a great side dish that will compliment a potpourri of menus. I love the combination of chewy wild rice, roasted butternut squash and sweet corn…delish! This dish goes well with just about any meat, and much of the recipe can be made ahead of time — making […]

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Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

November 20, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Pumpkin Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting | Filed in Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Christmas, Comfort Food, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving

Pumpkin admirers will love this moist pumpkin cake. It’s easy to make, not too sweet, and tastes pumpkin pie-ish (only better)! The cake took longer to bake than the recipe states. I had to turn my oven down a bit so it wouldn’t brown too much. Check the cake at 30 minutes and if it’s […]

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Rice Stuffing with Water Chestnuts, Apples and Hazelnuts

November 17, 2012 by andrea | Comments Off on Rice Stuffing with Water Chestnuts, Apples and Hazelnuts | Filed in Autumn, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Rice, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Winter

If you’re looking for a creative stuffing/dressing recipe for this holiday season, you’ll want to give this one a try. I had never tried rice stuffing before and was intrigued by the list of ingredients in this recipe from best-selling author Debbie Macomber: crunchy water chestnuts, toasted hazelnuts, tart apples, and sweet raisins. Hazelnuts (filberts) are grown […]

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Grilled Brie, Turkey & Pear Sandwiches

November 2, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Brie, Turkey & Pear Sandwiches | Filed in Autumn, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Thanksgiving

In honor of National Sandwich Day (November 3rd), here’s a perfect Autumn sandwich: shredded turkey, sweet pears and creamy brie all grilled to melty goodness on whole grain bread. Yum! And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, this sandwich is a great way to use up leftover turkey after the big meal. Use a panini grill […]

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Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping

October 10, 2011 by andrea | Comments Off on Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping | Filed in Autumn, Baking, Breakfast, Cakes, Dessert, Recipes

I’m always on the lookout for new coffee cake recipes so I was intrigued to find this one for Apple Coffee Cake with Crumble Topping. The cinnamon-spiced cake is moist and filled with apples…perfect for cool Autumn morning gatherings, and great with a cup of coffee! The recipe calls for making a brown sugar glaze which I […]

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Smoked Ham, Cheddar and Pear Panini

October 6, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Autumn, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich

Here’s a fun twist on the classic grilled ham and cheese sandwich using a combination of smoky, salty, tangy and sweet ingredients. It’s really good! You’ll definitely want to use a good quality bread…something sturdy (I’ve found that normal sandwich bread can be too soft for paninis). I used Portland French Bakery’s Sliced Rustic Wheat Bread because […]

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Braised Chicken with Mushrooms

September 23, 2011 by andrea | 3 Comments | Filed in Autumn, Chicken, Comfort Food, Main Dish, Quick Cooking, Recipes

  In honor of the first day of Autumn, here’s a good comfort food recipe for Braised Chicken with Mushrooms. This simple yet flavorful dish will definitely be making it onto my dinner table throughout the comfort food months! The medly of mushrooms and a little Madeira (or dry sherry) make a delicious, earthy sauce for the […]

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Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting

October 15, 2010 by andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in Autumn, Baking, Cakes, Cookies & Bars, Dessert, Recipes

To me, fresh apple cake is the epitome of autumn! A friend gave me a bag of apples from her backyard tree recently so, of course, I had to find something new and delicious to make with them. What I settled on was this recipe for Old-Fashioned Apple Cake with Brown Sugar Frosting. It’s moist, […]

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