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Perfect Lamb Chops

Good lamb is so pricey, we just don't want to mess it up! Here's how I've learned to cook lamb chops perfectly each and every time, just by minding the clock. Real Food, Cooked Perfectly Every Time. Weeknight Easy, Weekend Special. Weight Watchers Friendly. Low Carb. Naturally Gluten Free. High Protein.

Homemade Kabocha Squash Pumpkin Purée:
How & Why to Use Squash, Not Pumpkin,
for 100% Pure "Pumpkin"

It took four years but finally, I've found the trick to making 100% pumpkin purée from scratch –– switch to 0% pumpkin and 100% kabocha squash. The squash is roasted whole so there's no cutting into a large, unwieldy pumpkin or squash. The result is sweet, oh-so-pumpkin-y purée, perfect for making pumpkin pies at Thanksgiving and all our favorite pumpkin recipes before and after. This recipe is part of a special collection of recipes that I call "The Homemade Pantry" – stuff we can buy, often 'ingredients' more than dishes, but for one reason or another, choose to make at home in our own kitchens. Laugh if you like but the best 100% pumpkin purée – made at home from scratch – is made from squash, not pumpkin. Over the years, I’ve had mixed results baking a whole pumpkin – the roasting part is easy, but some times the flesh is wonderful, other times it is watery and lifeless, even after draining out a surprising amount of liquid. (Want more det

Favorite Recipes for Fall Baking

I don't think I'm alone here: when the weather cools down, it's finally it's time to fire up the oven! For so many of us, fall is the favorite time of year for baking. Here are some of my favorite fall recipes. What are you baking this year? I'd love to know, leave a note in the comments! ~ Alanna Quick 'n' Easy Quick Breads (hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Home-baked Cookies (hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Apples - Worthy of a Fall Celebration (hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Warm Muffins for Breakfast (hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) A Loaf of (Homemade Whole-Grain) Bread, A Jug of Wine and Thou (hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Fruity & Rustic Cakes (hover for a description, click a photo for a recipe) Corn Bread - A Fall Classic (hov