Seasonal Sundays (Week 46 Mid November)

A quick read, recipes for all of November, not just Thanksgiving; why I love crows; commemorating the Marine Corps birthday; as usual, more recipe and life ideas for right now, the height of fall and still almost three weeks before Thanksgiving.

Squash & Carrot Stew

Healthy winter comfort food, a low-calorie but hearty vegetable stew made with chunks of butternut squash and carrots rich with winter spices like cumin, coriander, ginger and paprika. Perfect for simmering atop the stove or in a slow cooker. Weight Watchers who follow Freestyle love this recipe, no points for a main dish serving!

Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for Cold-Weather Meals. Not just vegan, Vegan Done Real. Very Weight Watchers Friendly, Zero Points Freestyle. Whole30 Friendly. Naturally Gluten Free.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 45 Early November)

Hey, here's an idea. Let's call this the "Thirty Days Has November" edition of Seasonal Sundays. That's because it's completely focused on putting real food on the table for the other 29 days, ignoring the 30th day looming out there, you know, Thanksgiving, the holiday that shall not be named.

Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead Celebration Bread)

Just in time for "Days of the Dead" so joyously celebrated in Mexico, Latin America and across the Latino diaspora, how to make Diana Kennedy's authentic bread recipe for Pan de Muerto (Bread of the Dead), the yeast bread with distinctive "bone" shapes to help communicate with loved ones who have passed on.

Traditional Bread for Days of the Dead on November 1 & 2.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 44 Halloween Week)

A quick read, a not-so-scary collection of recipes and ideas for the fun that is Halloween and the week before and after. Is anyone else reading Testaments, the new Handmaid's Tale sequel?

Estonian Apple Cake

A simple, rustic apple cake from my Estonian friend Pille, made from scratch in just one bowl with so many fresh apples, you'll be wondering if they're too many. The old-fashioned cake itself is moist and scented with cinnamon, the topping is thin and crackly-sweet.

Fresh & Seasonal, Perfect for Fall & Apple Season. Mix In One Bowl, No Mixer Required. Fits an 8x8 Pan, a 9x13 Pan, a Round Cake Pan, Even a Sheetpan. Rave Reviews!

Seasonal Sundays (Week 43 Late October)

Quick recipe ideas, a couple of book suggestions, managing multiplying mugs.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 42 Mid October)

Inspiration for the week to come, recipes, planting garlic, rescuing barn swallows and more ...

Swedish Rye Bread (Bread Machine & By Hand)

How to Make Swedish Rye Bread with a Bread Machine or by Hand
My dad's favorite homemade bread is a traditional Swedish Rye, a yeast bread that's slightly sweet and bright with orange zest, anise (or fennel) and caraway. So I adapted our old family recipe for Swedish Rye Bread for the bread machine, that means he can make it too! He's a popular guy at potlucks, walking in with a warm loaf of just-baked bread. All the widows swoon! But me? I knead the bread by hand and shape my own loaves. Whether made in a bread machine or by hand, either way, Swedish Rye Bread is a welcome treat, plain, spread with a little butter or toasted.

Seasonal Sundays (Week 41 Mid October)

To promote Breast Cancer Awareness, some personal news, gulp, news that too many of us share ... breast cancer.