Not Your Average Pasta Sauce

Not Your Average Pasta Sauce

The other day I heard someone say "out with pumpkin spice" and my first reaction was horror! Ok I may be exaggerating, but I never get sick of using pumpkin in recipes throughout the fall/winter season. I can feel that Christmas is in the air. I see that a few homes on my street have their lights up and some friends on Instagram have been posting that they are already putting up their Christmas decorations. It makes sense that people are moving on from pumpkin spice to eggnog and other holiday favourites (side note: Isn't it odd that my first thought is to associate the different holidays with Starbucks drink flavours? Good marketing).

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Pumpkin and Cherry Chocolate Bites

Pumpkin and Cherry Chocolate Bites

I have to admit that I have a sweet tooth. Some weeks it's worse than others, but I notice that the craving is particularly strong during the weekday afternoons at work. There are some days when I want a sweet treat so badly with my afternoon coffee and it literally takes all of my will power to avoid buying something on campus. To save myself the $$ and limit the amount of added sugar, fat, etc, I decided to make myself these pumpkin and chocolate cherry bites to satisfy those afternoon cravings:

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Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Pumpkin Turkey Chili

Aloha friends!

I have just returned from some fun in the sun in Jamaica for my cousins wedding. I know I have no right to complain, but it has been unsettling to come back to 15-20 cm of now. Before I left I was still wearing ankle boots and a fall coat, and now I think it is finally time to whip out the winter boots and coat. 

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Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice

It's that time of year when the #DomesticPhD goes a little pumpkin crazy! If you are like us, you are probably drooling over all the various pumpkin baked goods that are available this season. So let's jump right into it! Here are our 5 favourites...

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