from scratch

homemade pumpkin puree

I have a confession: I have never baked with canned pumpkin puree. I didn’t grow up eating pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread or pumpkin anything. Our holiday gatherings tended to have flan or Lulu’s choco-flan or dulce de camote. The closest I came to pumpkin in October were those little pumpkin-shaped candies that my mother […]

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tomato emergency!

Remember when I processed all those tomatoes back in June? Well… I have 4 pints of crushed tomatoes and an open, half-pint of ketchup left. That is it. I have a long time to go before I can process in large quantities so umm… doing my best not to freak out. Thankfully, there are some tomatoes […]

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recipe: stovetop granola

Discovering that I can make granola on the stovetop was one of my biggest AHA kitchen moments ever. Turning the oven on in the insanity that is the Texas summer is nearly impossible, but granola is a household staple that we can’t really manage most weeks without. It’s super-easy, doesn’t get the house all hot and […]

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