20-Minute Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Parfait

20-Minute Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Parfait

Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I get two Thanksgivings every year. We go to my family’s house for a Thanksgiving lunch in the afternoon. Then we …
7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got the Puppy (Plus Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe)

7 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Got the Puppy (Plus Pumpkin Dog Treat Recipe)

The day Chris and I picked up puppy Calvin (he was 8 weeks old and weighed in at a heartbreakingly miniature 4 pounds), we felt prepared. …
Cod Poached in Tomato Sauce with Spinach, Capers, and Pine Nuts

Cod Poached in Tomato Sauce with Spinach, Capers, and Pine Nuts

What a week. Meat-and-Potatoes-Guy and I spent the first part of it camped out in our finished basement, eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches …
Drunken Pumpkin Chili

Drunken Pumpkin Chili

On that first really cold fall weekend, where the chill in the air forces you to finally dig your padded winter slippers out of …
Apple Cider-Maple Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Apple Cider-Maple Pork Chops with Caramelized Onions

Things have been crazy at work, and here’s how my days have been lately: work frantically throughout the day to complete a long …
Double Chocolate Cherry Black Forest Waffles

Double Chocolate Cherry Black Forest Waffles

I don’t think I’ve ever mentioned Germany in a post before, which is odd because, of the places I’ve traveled, Germany …
Summer Veggie Pasta with Kale Pesto and Parmesan

Summer Veggie Pasta with Kale Pesto and Parmesan

I thought kale was a winter vegetable. Then I read about all the summer harvests of fresh kale in the gardening blogs I follow. …
Guacamole Chicken Lettuce Wraps

Guacamole Chicken Lettuce Wraps

My husband Chris and I have become addicted to a Mexican restaurant about 10 minutes from our house. We go mainly for one reason: the …
Corn, Feta, and Chive Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing

Corn, Feta, and Chive Pasta Salad with Avocado Dressing

I met my husband Chris for lunch last week in Boston. We went to a bistro/cafe, full of gorgeous glass display cases overflowing …
Red, White, and Blue Dessert Nachos (With Fresh Berries and Coconut Cream)

Red, White, and Blue Dessert Nachos (With Fresh Berries and Coconut Cream)

Independence Day was one of my favorite holidays as a kid. If my family didn’t spend the day at the beach (on the …
Puppy’s First Taste of Summer (And a Frozen Dog Treat Recipe!)

Puppy’s First Taste of Summer (And a Frozen Dog Treat Recipe!)

Summer descended upon New England in a not-so-sweet subtle way this year. Our weather so far has alternated between 100 degree heat and humidity and …
Watermelon Basil Soda Pop

Watermelon Basil Soda Pop

My goal toward healthy, whole eating has been, at best, a daily struggle (hello irresistibly cheesy takeout pizza and Peanut Butter Chocolate Swirl from …
Triple Berries and Cream Swirl Pops

Triple Berries and Cream Swirl Pops

Here’s a scene that’s played out too often in my life lately: – Arrive home from work stressed and tired. – Feel absolutely famished. – …
Grilled Sirloin with Lemon-Chive Pesto

Grilled Sirloin with Lemon-Chive Pesto

If you love steak, this one’s for you. And even if you don’t love steak, this one may still be for you. …
Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Pesto and Roasted Peppers

Feta-Stuffed Turkey Burgers with Pesto and Roasted Peppers

I’ll just say it: turkey burgers can be pretty blah. Sure, they’re a healthier choice because they’re lower in fat and …
Crabmeat Salad Stuffed Avocados

Crabmeat Salad Stuffed Avocados

Crabmeat, to me, means summertime. I spent my childhood summers in Maine, where there is no shortage of rocky coastlines, cute little seaside towns, …
20-Minute Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

20-Minute Honey Dijon Grilled Chicken

Memorial Day always sneaks up on me. Maybe because New England weather is often still chilly and rainy and decidedly not summer-like in late …
Puppy Wreaks Havoc (And Gets A Homemade Cheddar Biscuit Anyway)

Puppy Wreaks Havoc (And Gets A Homemade Cheddar Biscuit Anyway)

I haven’t spent as much time photographing my recipes lately. Mainly because I’ve become obsessed with a four-pound, furry muse. Who happens …
Welcome Home Puppy! Peanut Butter and Honey Homemade Dog Treats

Welcome Home Puppy! Peanut Butter and Honey Homemade Dog Treats

Over the past few days, I haven’t had as much time for The Scrumptious Pumpkin site as I’d like. I haven’t …

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