Author Archives: Diane

Cardamom-Scented Pumpkin Pie

We love pumpkin pie, and of course it is a must-have dessert at Thanksgiving.  It is fun to tweak the flavorings and try different combinations of spices.  I’ve tried all sorts of variations over the years, and this recipe is … Continue reading

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Cranberry Bread

When my kids were in elementary school, every year before Thanksgiving we checked out the book Cranberry Thanksgiving, by Wende and Harry Devlin, from the library.  It is different so many other Thanksgiving stories for children as it isn’t about … Continue reading

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Spring Fair Lemon Bars

When Amanda came home from college this Spring, I made these Lemon Bars.  As she bit into one, she said, “This reminds me of Spring Fair!” I made Lemon Bars for the Spring Fair school fundraiser each May when Amanda … Continue reading

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Lemon Tarragon Stuffed Eggs

Got hard boiled eggs that you dyed for Easter?  A great way to enjoy them after the hunt is to make them into stuffed eggs.  I have tried all kinds of recipes for stuffed (or “deviled”) eggs over the years, … Continue reading

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Hot Cross Buns

These yeast buns are such a delicious pre-Easter treat.  Flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg and studded with currants, they are slightly sweet. We especially enjoy them for breakfast. Hot Cross Buns may date back to celebrations of the vernal equinox … Continue reading

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Salad with Pear, Pomegranate and Pumpkin Seeds

I was given some beautiful pears last week. (Thanks, Carol!)  We have mostly been enjoying them “straight up”, eaten out of hand.  But I’ve also been putting them in salads. I came up with a new salad combining pears and … Continue reading

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Cardamom Braid

Cardamom is one of my favorite spices.  I love it in Indian cooking, but I also like to add cardamom to cakes, cookies, pies and breads.  (Maybe this is my half-Norwegian heritage coming through, as cardamom is a common flavor … Continue reading

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