Pumpkin Sage Popovers

Pumpkin and sage play delicious harmony in these golden, light and savory popovers. Bring some autumn splendor to your table tonight! Milling about the kitchen one recent morning, a thought popped in my mind: pumpkin popovers sound tasty. I envisioned them with a nice roast pork or poultry, maybe some haricot verts sautéed in clarified […]

Brûléed Bourbon-Maple Pumpkin Pie

  It’s no secret that pumpkin pie and I have had an on again/off again relationship, as mentioned in part here. My adult years have succeeded with a mainly on again status. Pumpkin is a versatile food: its pairing capabilities range from savory to sweet, herbal to spice. From a seasonal standpoint a pumpkin pie […]

Autumn Petits Fours

For longer than a decade it has been a tradition in my house to bake a trilogy of pies for the feast of thanks. Apple pie, pumpkin pie and pecan pie—individually delicious by virtue of merit, but a sliver of each together on a dessert plate is three times heavenly! It caters to the diner […]

Creepy Cake

  I’ve been growing pumpkins since 2004. I’ve grown them on acreage and in smaller backyards of suburbia. I think the thing about pumpkins that is most appealing to me is they are prolific and their seed (when properly stored) lasts for years. Why it was just last year, in the growing season of 2010, […]

First Feast

  My wife and I are planners, especially in regards to events and holidays. I’m not certain if it’s the years we spent working in the hospitality industry, or just who we are as people, but we do devote a modicum of time to thinking things through. Our best laid plans may not always pan […]

Up The Ante

    In recent years a ritual has emerged in our house. For All Hallows Eve, the dinner of choice has been a pumpkin pizza to fill us up on a night of frolicking about the neighborhood for tricks and treats. A time or two I’d shape the pizza to imply the chilling silhouette of […]

Travelogue: What’s Right About America

  It’s there within reach…     Today, autumn was in full swing at the annual Green Acres Nursery and Supply Fall Festival in the wonderful city of Folsom, CA. What makes me especially happy and proud for my town is that this particular location was once a Circuit City, a national retailer who closed […]