• Cooking

    A Locavore Christmas: Pumpkin Roll with Cream Cheese Filling

    I love the kitchen partner’s face when he’s excited about something I’ve baked. Earlier this week I made a holiday pumpkin roll with cream cheese filling in preparation for this post. Every few minutes during the prep he’d come back in the kitchen to dip his finger in the batter for a quick taste. “Wow. That’s really good.”…2 minutes and another dip into the bowl later…”What’s all in this?” He went away for a while and then came back to open the oven door just a crack. “Is it done yet?”…10 minutes later…”How long until you can put the frosting on?”…30 minutes later…”How about now? Can I try it?” Anything…

  • Cooking,  Foodies

    Pumpkin Week: Latest and Greatest Pumpkin Links

    I’m having second thoughts about the pumpkin recipe I had prepared for today.  It needs a bit more tweaking before I’m willing to commit my name to it. Hence it’s after 10 p.m. and I’ve done nearly everything to get out of writing a post. While I let the recipe simmer in my brain I thought I’d do what every good food blogger does when he or she is on the couch and feeling uninspired.  Pass along a hefty list of blog posts and admire what the rest of the world is dreaming up in their kitchens.  I’ve read loads of posts recently about cooking with pumpkin.  Seems I’m not…