Quick Chicken Noodle Soup

Chicken noodle soup is just the thing on chilly days or when you’re under the weather. This quick version takes just 30 minutes to prepare. Ingredients 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 large onion, chopped 2 large carrots, chopped 1 rib celery, chopped 4 cups low-sodium chicken stock 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme Salt to taste 2...

Apple-stuffed Pumpkins

Two great harvest-time foods bake together for a comforting fall dessert. Buy the smallest mini-pumpkins you can find (about the size of a grapefruit), or substitute small sweet dumpling squash. Pumpkins become lush, edible bowls for apple pie filling, sweetened lightly with maple syrup. For a sweet finish, top with a dollop of whipped cream...

Gingerbread Cookies

Gingerbread cookies are lightly sweet, laced with the flavors of molasses and spice. Here, a bit of whole wheat flour is easily disguised by the spices. Use your favorite cutters to make little figures, or stars or whatever strikes your fancy. Royal icing is traditionally made with raw egg whites (see Notes for raw egg...

Gingered Beet and Apple Salad

This jewel toned sweet slaw is a beautiful, refreshing and delicious. A great recipe for beet fans and beet hesitators alike. Ingredients 1 pound beets, peeled 1 apple (about 1/2 pound) 1/4 pound carrots, peeled 1/2 cup fresh parsley, minced 2 tablespoon apple cider 2 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon fresh ginger, minced 2...

Sugar Cookie Cut-Outs and Icing

You can get as elaborate as you want with your cut-out cookies, depending on how many shapes and sizes of cutters you have. A few drops of food coloring (look for natural food dyes) will make your frosting into whatever seasonal colors you want to play with, as well. You can also use the royal...

Spiced Squash Pancakes

These moist, deep orange cakes are a breakfast treat, and if you like breakfast for dinner, these would be perfect candidates. Walnuts and maple syrup add crunchy sweetness. Ingredients Syrup 1/2 cup walnut pieces 1/2 cup maple syrup Pancakes 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour 1/2 cup unbleached flour 4 tablespoons sugar 2 teaspoons baking...