I decided to reach way back into the archives today and pull up a favorite recipe from November of 2006 – Pumpkin Roll! I’m sure most of you have tasted some version of this delightful Autumn creation, but if not, you’re in for a treat. Pumpkin Roll is a spiced pumpkin sponge cake that is spread with sweetened cream cheese and rolled up into a pinwheel. It’s fairly easy to make, impressive-looking when sliced, and absolutely delicious. But you’ll have to travel way back to 2006 if you want to learn how to make it: Pumpkin Roll Recipe
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I love quick breads. They’re easy to make, the recipes can easily be changed up to fit your mood, and pretty much everyone loves them. I know I haven’t met a quick bread I didn’t like. So when I saw a recipe for a Sweet Potato Cranberry Quick Bread pop up on Facebook yesterday from a new-to-me food blog called Beard & Bonnet, I had to investigate a little further. Continue reading →
As we’re transitioning from the Whole30 diet that we followed last month, I thought it might be fun to experiment with some grain-free baking. We have added small amounts of natural sweeteners, butter, and cheese back to our diet this week but won’t be adding any wheat back for a little while yet. This Snickerdoodle recipe from Deliciously Organic works perfectly for us at this stage because it uses almond and coconut flours in place of all-purpose wheat flour and is sweetened with a combination of honey and coconut sugar. I followed Carrie’s recipe exactly and these were simple to make and they turned out perfectly. The only real difference between mine and hers was that I used the convection setting on my oven when baking them. Even though I turned the temperature down and shortened the baking time, the coconut sugar browned faster than I was expecting. They didn’t burn, but they definitely have a delicious though unintentional caramel flavor. Next time I’ll bake them without convection and then see which I prefer. Continue reading →
Christmas isn’t here yet, but I’m already craving cookies like crazy. This morning I was looking through different cookie recipes I’ve posted in the past and I ran across this recipe for Brown Sugar Shortbread that was hidden in a post about Lemon Shortbread from a few years back. Since these cookies are so delicious, I decided it was time to give them their own space to shine. Keep in mind that a batch of shortbread packaged in a cute box or tin makes a wonderful gift! Continue reading →
When it comes to dried fruit, cranberries do not top my list of favorites. I love raisins, prunes, dried apricots, dried peaches, and dried tart cherries any time of the year, but it’s rare to find a bag of dried cranberries in my pantry most of the time. However, when Thanksgiving rolls around, I start thinking cranberries and the dried ones inevitably start showing up in my green salads and baked goods and continue to do so through January. They add a festive pop of color and the flavor pairs beautifully with oranges, one of my favorite things to eat in the winter. I do use the fresh ones for holiday cranberry sauces and relishes, but I think dried cranberries are wonderful in cookies, muffins, scones, and green salads. Continue reading →
Originally published in November of 2010, this post has been updated and pulled forward from the archives.
I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! If you’re lucky, you still have lots of leftover turkey for sandwiches. This Curried Turkey Salad with Apples, Cranberries, and Walnuts is one of my favorites. Continue reading →
Here’s another recipe from the past that I’m pulling forward to share with you again. This Apple Galette recipe was originally posted in October of 2008.
Fall is here, the holidays are near, and the season of eating is officially upon us. For me, that means it’s time for apple pie. This is my
third sixth year at Pinch My Salt, and every year I have grand plans to write about holiday recipes. So far, I’ve failed miserably! Sure, I always manage to post a few pumpkin recipes here and there, but when it comes to the real stuff: the pies, the turkey, the cranberries, the dressing, I always step back and let the pros help you out. (Edit: I do have more holiday recipes on the blog now. You can find them here.)
Other Thanksgiving Appetizer Ideas from around the web:
- Sweet and Spicy Roasted Nuts from What’s Gaby Cooking
- Quick and Easy Artichoke Dip from Simply Recipes
- Sugar and Spice Candied Nuts from Smitten Kitchen
- Sweet and Spicy Rosemary Nuts from Food Blogga
- Cranberry Salsa and Cream Cheese Dip from Kalyn’s Kitchen
- Aunt Carol’s Spinach Dip from The Shiksa in the Kitchen
- Ginger Spice Mixed Nuts from The Perfect Pantry