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Hot Roasted Butternut Squash & Spinach Dip, A Warming Comfort On A Cool Fall Evening

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Evenings in the fall are quite a magical time of the day for me. They remind me of what it must feel like to enter into a fairy realm, where the golden-purple light twinkles ever so softly, and the slight haze creates an almost dream-like blur of anything in the distance. Fall evenings are my favorite time to go for a walk in one of my husband's and my favorite near-by neighborhoods, the kind of neighborhood where the people get into the spirit of the season ... {more please!}

Cheesy Breakfast Bake, All The Best Things In One Dish

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For a while there, it almost felt like this day would never come. I can't believe that I'm sitting here writing at my desk, dressed in my sweats and my hoody, with a cup of hot herbal tea, looking out of my window into the grey, dankness that is an overcast and chilly fall morning in Los Angeles. Finally, I feel like I can breathe. Could it be that fall has actually arrived for us? Is it here to stay? I've been waiting for so long ... {more please!}

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower And Spinach Dip, And Letting My Cravings Do The Cooking

Hot & Cheesy Roasted Cauliflower And Spinach Dip, And Letting My Cravings Do The Cooking post image

I had a couple of different recipe ideas to choose from this week, and ended up going back and forth several times as I tried to decide which one would win the coveted position for this particular recipe post. Well, as you can see, my snacking side got the better of me, as I've been desperately craving another hot and cheesy dip lately, one that I can slather all over some nice, rustic and spicy tortilla chips of some kind. This morning when I made my ... {more please!}

A Cozy Pasta: Lasagna “Wrap Ups”, Perfectly Well-Wrapped Little Packages Of Deliciousness

A Cozy Pasta: Lasagna “Wrap Ups”, Perfectly Well-Wrapped Little Packages Of Deliciousness post image

I really admire a beautifully and elegantly wrapped package. Perhaps it's because I, myself, am absolutely abysmal at wrapping, and couldn't wrap my way around a paper box to save my life. Things start out well enough, but as the wrapping progresses—yikes! Crooked creases here, little tears there, tape plastered everywhere to hold it all together...argh! Oh…OK, it's not THAT bad. I have gotten better over the years. Now I try to just take my time, making the creases as even as possible, carefully folding the ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Autumn Lasagna, Familiar Yet Different

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Do you ever find yourself in a place where even though the people and the things around you and the activities that you’re doing day to day are completely familiar, life just somehow feels a little different? That when you think about it, you really can’t point to any obvious reason to feel more vulnerable or self-aware than usual, but still, you do? Do you ever feel like you’re seeing things differently than before, or perhaps digesting situations and reacting to them in a new way? ... {more please!}