Simple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Autumn is a magnificent season.  Even in the evergreen-filled Pacific Northwest, we still see some deciduous trees turn vivid colors of yellow, orange, and red.  We wrap ourselves in cozy layers and drive out of the cities to pick apples and pumpkins.  We stroll down the streets while smelling the warmth of roaring fireplaces.  Eventually, a quiet but beautiful melancholy sets in. Autumn… Read More Simple Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bundt Cake

Spiced Chocolate Chunk–Pumpkin Seed Cookies

Newsflash: it’s autumn.  Where did the time go?!  Labor Day has come and gone, which (in my mind) means the unofficial start of fall.  Many of my friends have expressed devastation over the loss of warm and carefree summer days, but fall has always been my favorite season.  I’m looking forward to walks in crisp… Read More Spiced Chocolate Chunk–Pumpkin Seed Cookies

Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

I’ve been delinquent in posting new recipes, and I’m sorry.  I like to joke that I’m an “occasional lawyer,” but the truth is I’m actually a full-time lawyer, and right now the lawyer thing is kicking my butt.  Being busy at work means less time in the kitchen!  But I have a few great things… Read More Double Chocolate Zucchini Bread

My Kingdom for Quince

For the first 28 years of my life, a fruit called the quince was a part of my normal diet.  Quince are typically found throughout the Mediterranean, and have been a part of its culinary landscape since ancient times.  Those of you who paid attention in your Greek Mythology classes might remember the myth of Atalanta.  Atalanta… Read More My Kingdom for Quince

Pasta with Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts

Some people find it odd that brussels sprouts are my favorite vegetable.  I’ve been known to roast them, or braise them in a balsamic vinegar mixture, and then eat them like candy.  I swear, there are at least a few people in this world who agree with me – in fact, I recently heard Alton Brown say during his… Read More Pasta with Cauliflower and Brussels Sprouts