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Cacao Brownies Thins with Salted Pumpkin Seeds
Cacao Brownies Thins with Salted Pumpkin Seeds

I’ve just done a bit of reflecting and counted up legitimately four places in my house (outside of my kitchen) where I’ve stashed little bits of chocolate.  My guest room has a vase (no joke) oh Hershey’s kisses on the third shelf to the right.  There is a container of chocolate covered almonds next to the large mixing bowls.  There are a few chocolate bars in the drawer next to the extra silverware for dinner parties, and a small bag of peanut M&M’s in my bedside table.  

The thing is, if I have too many chocolate options greeting me every time I open my pantry, I’m liable to make only one choice:  chocolate all the time.  With the chocolate spread through the house, it’s like going on an Easter egg hunt every time I have a craving… which is, not infrequent and also not a crime.  

My friend Maggie’s new book A New Way To Food respect our deep need for chocolate but frames her recipes along side her journey towards a healthy and nourishing relationship with food.  Her recipes are thoughtful and decadent, treats for wholesome meals everyday.  I’ve made a handful of her recipes by now (tacos from scratch, a fermented crudito, and ricotta from almonds) and it’s been so fun experimenting with new techniques and new-to-me ingredients – and the food has been stellar!  I can’t recommend this book enough.  The words are honest and encouraging and the recipes are playful and approachable and exciting!  

And today – we’ll make brownie thins about it.  Let’s! 

We’ve got simple and wholesome ingredients before us.  

•  olive oil (I used my new favorite California olive oil: Enzo) instead of melted butter or a more neutral oil because I like the depth of flavor. 

•  maple syrup as sweetener.

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Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

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Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie

Old Fashioned Pumpkin Pie
BEST homemade pumpkin pie recipe! With fresh or canned pumpkin purée, cream, brown and white sugar, eggs, and pumpkin spice

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Food52
No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream With 5 Ingredients & No Pumpkin Spice

No-Churn Pumpkin Ice Cream With 5 Ingredients & No Pumpkin Spice

A Big Little Recipe has the smallest-possible ingredient list and big, BIG everything else: flavor, ideas, holy-cow factor. Psst: We don’t count water, salt, pepper, and certain fats (say, olive oil to dress greens or sauté onions), since we’re guessing you have those covered. This week: a make-ahead pumpkin dessert that really wants to come to your Thanksgiving.

Most pumpkin desserts don’t taste like pumpkin. They taste like pumpkin spice (as it’s known at Starbucks) or pumpkin pie spice (as it’s known at your supermarket). Like all spice blends, there’s no set formula here. McCormick includes: “cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and sulfiting agents.” Trader Joe’s: “cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom.” Whole Foods 365: “organic cinnamon, organic ginger, organic cloves, organic nutmeg.” The Spice Hunter: “cinnamon, ginger, lemon peel, nutmeg, cloves, cardamom, star anise, fennel, black pepper.”

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Serious Eats
11 Nonalcoholic Thanksgiving Drink Recipes

During a long day of cooking, eating, and hanging out with relatives on Thanksgiving, it’s easy to lose track of what glass of wine you’re on. This year, make it easy for you and your guests to pace yourselves by having at least one or two thoughtfully chosen nonalcoholic drinks on hand—we’ve got plenty of great ones to choose from.
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Simply Recipes
Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Smoked Paprika

Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Smoked Paprika
Creamy Pumpkin Soup with Smoked Paprika! This rich and creamy pumpkin soup gets a extra depth from smoked paprika. Make it with either a whole pumpkin or canned pumpkin puree.

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3 Fluffy Pumpkin Pancake Recipes for Fall Weekend Vibes

3 Fluffy Pumpkin Pancake Recipes for Fall Weekend Vibes

I’m leaning into pumpkin season—hard. If I can’t control the weather (it’s sunny and 75°F outside, as I write this…), I can at least beckon fall through the flavors in my kitchen. Accordingly, I’ve been subsisting solely off of a sheet-pan pumpkin mac and cheese for about a week, and making stacks and stacks of pumpkin spice pancakes for breakfast.

More stacks than I’d like to admit. At this stage, it’s very possible that I’m about one-and-a-half pancakes away from turning into a pumpkin, myself. Who could blame me? Fluffy, tender pancakes are the perfect vessel for deep pumpkin-y flavor, mixed with all sorts of fall spices, like cinnamon, nutmeg, or ground ginger. Add a little maple syrup (plus a lot of butter—or better yet, whipped cream), and it’s hard to remember why you’d brunch any other way.

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Pumpkin Biscotti

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Pumpkin Biscotti

Pumpkin Biscotti
Easy pumpkin biscotti recipe. Crunchy biscotti cookies, perfect for coffee-dipping! Spiced with cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, and cloves.

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

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How to Roast Pumpkin Seeds

When you’ve finished carving your pumpkin for Halloween, don’t let those seeds go to waste! Follow our basic guide to roasting pumpkin seeds, and you’ll have a crunchy, salty, and totally addictive snack on your hands, too.
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July 4th Dessert Recipes

For a little something sweet this July 4th, try an all-American dessert like cherry pie, ice cream sandwiches, or a smorgasbord of classic cookies.
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July 4th Condiment Recipes

Celebrate your own Independence Day by breaking free from basic condiments. We’ve got recipes for spicy mustard, homemade aioli, spiked ketchups, barbecue sauce, and more.
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Pumpkin Chili

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Pumpkin Chili

Pumpkin Chili
Pumpkin Chili! Made with chunks of pumpkin, ground pork, black beans, a bottle of beer, and plenty of spices. Ready in under an hour. Even better the next day.

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