Kabocha Squash Pie

kabocha squash pie with nut crust

Kabocha squash pie is incredibly better than any other kind of pumpkin pie, because the kabocha pumpkin is naturally denser and sweeter than even a sugar pie pumpkin. And fortunately for everyone, kabocha squash (aka Japanese pumpkin) are getting to be pretty easy to find in these modern days. They can look a little funky…

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Mini Sopapilla Cheesecake Recipe

homemade sopapilla cheesecake

I was researching choux pastry to see what other kinds of things could be done with it (it’s so fun and versatile if you’ve never tried it, start here with gougeres and then make churros) and I got stopped in my tracks when I spotted this recipe for choux au craquelin. I was like, what?…

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Homemade Marshmallows

homemade marshmallow recipe

Homemade Marshmallows video (scroll down for printable recipe) Homemade marshmallows are SO EASY. Like, really really really easy. As long as you have a stand mixer with a whisk attachment and a thermometer (see link at the bottom for the one I use) you, too, can make marshmallows at home to put on top of your…

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Natural Easter Egg Dyes

natural egg dyes

How to Make Natural Easter Egg Dyes -Video Making your own natural Easter egg dyes is not quite as simple as dissolving Paas pellets, but it is much more fun (it also takes longer so if you’re an important business person with a plane to catch, then just get the Paas kit). When you use…

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Caramel Corn

Someone every Christmas would send my grandma one of those big tubs of popcorn, the variety pack with plain, cheezy, and caramel corn. The caramel was my favorite (duh, isn’t it everyone’s?) with the cheezy corn coming in second. Poor plain popcorn would get fed to the birds more often than not. I mean, especially…

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Wasabi Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Doodley-Boos: lemme tell you, this is the BOSS roasted Brussel sprouts recipe! Also, I just learned that it’s BrusselSSS sprouts, not Brussel sprouts like, they’re from Brussels I guess? I just learned that last year. I learn new things every year. Yadda yadda, I am proud to say that however it’s spelled and what-have-you, I’ve always been…

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