Squash Gnocchi

Every time fall rolls around my CSA box starts to include lots of squash. Typically this is acorn or butternut squash, but this year the box included kabocha squash. I’m never really sure what to do with winter squash. The fall el nino was 1 he was very willing to eat pureed squash. However, neither …

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Ham and scalloped potatoes

What do you do when you have 10 pounds of holiday ham leftover from the holidays with 2 adults and a fussy eating toddler? You make ham and scalloped potatoes! This dish has to be one of my absolutely favorites, right behind macaroni and cheese, from childhood. My version builds on the essence of my …

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Herb Cheese Scones

I can’t help it. Savory scones are pretty much one of my most favorite breakfast things. So much so that I’m willing to make and entire batch for just myself. This batch was my holiday morning treat to myself. Half of them I’ve stashed away in the freezer while the other half I’m splitting and …

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Holiday Ham with Mac and Cheese

When you end up cooking Christmas dinner for just your mini family, you make and eat pretty much whatever you want for the holiday. For us this year that meant having spiral ham with baked macaroni and cheese. For me macaroni and cheese is one of my absolutely favorite things from growing up. I’d ask …

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Stuffed Mushrooms

Growing up we typically had two Christmas celebrations. One took place with my mom’s extended family Christmas day and consisted of a big sit down family meal. The other took place Christmas Eve with my dad’s extended family. The Christmas Eve celebration was always buffet style with LOTS of appetizers. One of the first year’s …

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Gingerbread cookies

This is my son’s third Christmas and this year, I think at 2+, he’s old enough to understand the holiday. Because of this, I thought it would be kind of cool to make holiday cookies with him. I thought gingerbread men would be the ideal cookie because they look like little men and can be …

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