Oven Baked Sweet Potato Fries with Rosemary and Garlic

This was originally posted on election day four years ago, but I’m updating and bringing it forward because I have the same message for you today and these oven-baked sweet potato fries with rosemary and garlic are just as appealing to me now as they were back then.  These delicious baked sweet potato fries have so much flavor, you’ll never miss that they aren’t deep-fried. Continue reading →

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Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting Recipe

Today is my birthday and my husband, who has never baked a cake on his own, baked me a carrot cake completely from scratch! Continue reading →

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Caramel Cake with Caramelized Butter Frosting: a Daring Bakers Challenge

I am so happy to be participating in my second Daring Bakers challenge. I have to tell you that I had my doubts about pulling this one off. It’s been such a hectic month for me and even though I swore I wouldn’t put another challenge off to the last minute, the end of the month crept up faster than I realized. But this month’s recipe featured my all-time favorite dessert ingredient…CARAMEL! So I just couldn’t bring myself to skip it. Continue reading →

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Lemon Shortbread Recipe

This morning my Aunt Kathy and I woke up early to make lemon shortbread. I’ve never made shortbread before, but it’s always been one of my favorite cookies. And I loved the idea of adding lemon zest to my aunt’s standard shortbread recipe. Continue reading →

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful day full of food, fun, and family. I’m in central California and spent Thanksgiving at my grandparents house with my husband, dad, sister, aunts, uncles, tons of cousins, and of course my grandma and grandpa. We had a full house and a huge meal (two turkeys!) and I’m just now escaping my turkey coma. Today will be the one day this month that you’re not going to get a recipe or photo out of me, but I’ll be back tomorrow! Now it’s time to go sneak one more slice of pie. Good night!

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Pumpkin Spice Cake Recipe

Pumpkin Spice Cake | pinchmysalt.com

I made this on a whim late last night and it was still cooling when I went to bed. Since the recipe was completely improvised, I had no idea if it was successful until I woke up this morning. So when I rolled out of bed (way too early), the first thing I did was cut into the cake! Continue reading →

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Broccoli Salad with Bacon, Raisins, and Cashews

This is one of my favorite salads ever.  It combines all of my favorite things: broccoli, bacon, raisins, and cashews!  How can you go wrong with that combination?  I even had a hard time taking the photo because I  just can’t stop eating this salad once it’s put together. Continue reading →

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Sweet and Sour Grilled Pumpkin Recipe

Sweet and Sour Grilled Pumpkin | pinchmysalt.com

It’s been quite a while since I’ve shared any recipes from Sicily, hasn’t it?  I learned this Zucca Gialla in Agrodolce, or Pumpkin in Sweet and Sour Sauce, in a cooking class I took from my friends Alberto and Liliana in Catania.  In the version I learned, the pumpkin slices were sauteed in olive oil rather than grilled, but I decided to put my own twist on it today! Continue reading →

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