Easy Pumpkin Smoothie

Pumpkin is a low-calorie food that is full of nutrients, including vitamins C and A. This pumpkin smoothie is easy to make and tastes like pumpkin pie in a glass! In a blender, add 1/2 cup of canned pumpkin puree 1/2 cup of plain yogurt A big dash of cinnamon A small dash each of... Continue Reading →

October Tacos

Happy Taco Day! This is a vegetarian Hello Fresh recipe I adapted for every day use. It features the Halloween colors of orange and black and is very tasty. Use this filling in flour or corn tortillas. It's also good, served with chips, as a wrap or without tortillas. In the picture, I am using... Continue Reading →

Happy Oktoberfest!

The Bavarian folk festival Oktoberfest officially starts at noon today and lasts through October 3rd. The first Oktoberfest was a public celebration of King Ludwig's marriage in 1810. The festival involves parades, horse races, marksmen contests, traditional costumes, agricultural exhibits, music, dancing, food, and, of course, beer! While official celebrations in Munich may be cancelled... Continue Reading →

Pumpkin Martini recipe

Do you like pumpkin pie? Do you like martinis? Here's a concoction that sounds deadly! (In a good way). This recipe makes two. Ingredients 4 oz vanilla vodka 1 oz heavy cream (or half and half). That's 2 and half of those little creamers. 1 oz pumpkin liqueur (Telling you right now: Bols is nasty.... Continue Reading →

Happy National Pumpkin Spice Day

Happy Pumpkin Spice Day! Did you know pumpkin spice does not contain pumpkin? Of course, it is a spice blend that was designed to make pumpkin pie. Pumpkin spice contains cinnamon, nutmeg, ginger, cloves, mace and allspice. Here are some pumpkin spice products you might like to try this fall.  Bodycology Spiced Pumpkin Hand Soap... Continue Reading →

A savory, easy-to-make beef stew

When it gets cold, what tastes better than beef stew you've made yourself?  This is how I make it. Ingredients 1-3/4 lb. beef stew chunks 1 tsp Garlic salt 1 tsp Pepper 1 tsp Paprika 1/4 cup flour 2 Tbsp olive oil or vegetable oil 3 bay leaves 1 Tbsp dried thyme leaves 1/2 cup... Continue Reading →

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