This pumpkin pear bread, with oat and brown rice flours, is a rich, flavorful quick bread that feels like dessert for breakfast. Are You Here for The Food? Pumpkin Pear Bread…
I love baking and sharing desserts with friends, so if we were to enjoy these mini crustless pumpkin cheesecakes together, with some coffee, here are some of the topics we might discuss: books, podcasts, gratitude, and dogs (obviously). Of course, I prefer a conversation, so tell me your updates too.
As dormancy settles in, I wanted to look back once more on all the beauty the flower garden gave, to reflect, to remind myself to embrace the seasons, the shifts, the rest. More beauty will come, but the decay, the shedding is necessary. What will I cherish and keep? What will I shed? What new growth will emerge next spring after this season of hibernation? I will just have to wait and see.
Whenever people ask me where I'm from, I say, "Pennsylvania, but I was born in Nebraska." I like to include that tidbit because Nebraska is a part of my story and my family's culture. More importantly, most people think Nebraska is just corn and cows. Yes, the state does boast a lot of corn and cows, but there are indeed people there. I live to tell. What might be even more unexpected though is there are cities too!
In the spirit of my recent trip to Nebraska, the Cornhusker State, I bring you this unexpected sweet corn ice cream recipe. Corn, like many vegetables, has an inherent sweetness that works well for dessert. Celebrate summer with a frosty scoop, or wow your Thanksgiving guests with a slice of pecan pie and this Sweet Corn Ice Cream.
This year, in particular, has felt like a whirlwind, but taking time to look up at the trees, and at the warm hues sweeping the mountainside, has helped me to feel more grounded and present. A warm bite of an apple cider doughnut would help too. Cinnamon-sugar mindfulness at its best.
For as long as I can remember, I've been drawn to the stories of old objects, so you can imagine how it felt like kismet that I happened to be visiting family in Omaha, Nebraska at the exact time of Junkstock!