Author Archives: Kate from Scratch

Chocolate Pots de Crème

Chocolate Pots de Crème are an amalgamation of custard and hot chocolate chilled in perfectly portioned cups.  It’s the epitome of Valentine desserts.   One may easily elevate this with small and simple additions like a splash of liqueur for the batter … Continue reading

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Vegetable Sushi Roll

Did you ditch your New Year’s diet by January fifth like most people?  It’s ok, because this is so deliciously simple and balanced, it will make you realize you don’t need a diet, just a little moderation.  Also, next year, … Continue reading

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My Favorite Herbed Stuffing (Vegetarian Recipe)

This is my absolute favorite stuffing recipe. It’s rich and luxurious and decadent for the holidays yet it’s still vegetarian. The cranberries add a bit of tart sweetness to the savory stuffing and the pecan cracker crumble adds a richness … Continue reading

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Christmas Dinner (Recipe: Crock Pot Sauerbraten)

I’m hosting Christmas dinner this year, so I thought I’d share with you what I’ll be making over the next several days for the big day. For dessert I’ll be making a spice cake with cream cheese frosting, a German … Continue reading

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Salt Dough Ornaments

Forgive my lack of posting in recent weeks.  I’ve been battling the tempestuous nature of Christmas shopping and I’m now happy to report that I have exhaustively executed my to do list.  I may now even consider myself completely done … Continue reading

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Practically Perfect Pumpkin Pie

  Pumpkin pie is underrated.  It can be easy or you can make every component from scratch, and top it with cinnamon infused homemade whipped cream.  Or not!  It’s totally your call. If I have sugar pumpkins lying about that … Continue reading

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Soft and Chewy Sugar Cookies

Well, it’s been two seconds since Halloween ended, so obviously the world is planning for the holidays.   Is that right?  That can’t possibly be right. I still have fake spiderweb remnants hanging from my ceiling that I need to … Continue reading

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Roasted Pecorino Brussel Sprouts with a Pomegranate and Cider Glaze

This is one of my many answers for what to eat in place of salad when the weather starts to cool off.  It’s really easy to make, but doesn’t lack in flavor, bite or texture.  It’s complex and unique without … Continue reading

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Classic Chocolate Chunk Cookies

These cookies are irresistible.  The walnuts add depth as well as a certain richness, while the brown sugar and vanilla palate wraps around the robust chocolate chunks; keeping things perfectly balanced with a bit of chewy –and a lot of … Continue reading

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