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Massaman Curry with Pumpkin and Chickpeas

Massaman Curry with Pumpkin and Chickpeas

Massaman curry paste is a mixture of different spices, lemongrass, peanuts, onions, and garlic - to name a few. Most of the ingredients are pretty common and easy to find, with the exception of lemongrass. If you can't find it, I think you could probably just leave it out and the recipe would still be delicious.

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp with Raisins

Maple Walnut Apple Crisp with Raisins

Did I mention that last week I was able to finally perfect my apple crisp while the baby was sleeping? Since the beginning of the summer I've been on a quest for the ultimate apple crisp, which to me means big juicy chunks of apples, a little tart a little sweet, slightly soft with a little crunch, bathed in a thick sweet syrupy liquid topped with a buttery, nutty crumble, but not too crumbly.

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Salted Caramel and Candied Pecans

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake with Salted Caramel and Candied Pecans

This cheesecake recipe is one that I have been making for a while. I love it so much that I really haven't thought of trying anything else. The consistency is more of a creamy pumpkin pie than your typical New York style cheesecake.

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole with a Cream Cheese icing

Apple Cinnamon French Toast Casserole with a Cream Cheese icing

The casserole turned out perfect. It was the first time I had made something like it, and I was so pleased with the results. I picked up a fresh loaf of brioche bread from the market, which smelled incredible. I think the key to a good French toast is having a really good loaf of brioche.