In the kitchen

Butternut Squash Pancakes

My friend Walter introduced me to the idea of butternut squash pancakes when he did a cooking demo of them at the Reidsville farmers market last Saturday. They were awesome and I knew that I was going to have to try them at home and see if I could convince my daughter to love them.… Continue reading Butternut Squash Pancakes

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Chocolate Avocado Mousse

Yes it's a real thing! Chocolatey goodness made with avocado rather than dairy. And it doesn't taste weird; very important when you're selling this healthier dessert to a 7 year old. I found a recipe for avocado mousse in a magazine a couple of years ago, and it was pretty good, but found that the… Continue reading Chocolate Avocado Mousse

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Simple Homemade Applesauce

Fresh applesauce is so ridiculously easy to make, I assure you that you'll never want to spend the extra money on buying prepackaged again. Plus, when you make it yourself, you can add any spices you choose, and keep out preservatives and extras you don't want. This recipe keeps the applesauce chunky- preferred by my… Continue reading Simple Homemade Applesauce

In the kitchen

Slow Cooker BBQ Pork in Tortillas

I know that BBQ can be a very controversial food for many- and also very competitive. Northern Style, Southern style, saucy, vinegary, etc. I have seen people get very worked up about the "right" kind of BBQ and how it should be prepared. Personally, I don't have a favorite, probably because when you grow up… Continue reading Slow Cooker BBQ Pork in Tortillas