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Balsamic Glazed Pumpkin

Here I am with a recipe for balsamic glazed pumpkin just like I promised. The story started when I was at the store last week and couldn’t resist the beautiful little pumpkin pie pumpkins for only $1.65 each. Since it was still September, I knew the little guy wouldn’t make it to see Halloween. Instead, his fate rested with my kitchen. I started by slicing off the stem and cutting the pumpkin in half to scrape out the seeds and pulp. Then I used my handy dandy knife to peel the pumpkin skin off. Unfortunately, I sliced my finger as well, but what can I say? I’m hardcore when it comes to my food. I proceeded to chop the pumpkin into bite size pieces and sautee them over medium heat. Once the pieces softened a bit, I added salt and cinnamon then stirred to coat. A little bit later I added a good bit of balsamic vinegar. Throughout the whole process I added a few splashes of water in order to help the squash cook and to help me scrape the cinnamon bits off the bottom of the pot. Here’s a picture of the finished product. It’s not the best quality, but it sure was tasty and filling. Play around with your own spice mix and flavors. This is the perfect fall dish.

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New Goal

Even though I’m a college girl with a not-so-fancy kitchen, I still cook all of my meals. No pre-made meals for me! Lately, though, I’ve found myself making the same things over and over again. It’s easy to repeat yummy recipes that use the veggies from my garden at home. So, this weekend I’m going to get a bit more creative with my cooking. Stay tuned for sweet potato gnocchi and balsamic glazed pumpkin.

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Autumn’s Arrival

Can I just say that fall’s arrival is such a relief. This Georgia heat is way too much too handle. Even though our weather in October is unpredictable (freezing one day, then scorching hot the next) we at least have all the colors and fun events to look forward to. My kitchen is also eager for me to start making delicious soup again.



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Finally WordPress

After a long journey through Blogger and Tumblr, I finally made my way to WordPress. I actually have to make this for a New Media class, but I’ll definitely keep it after it ends. Perhaps I should explain the blog’s purpose. Long story short, I want to work for Food Network. Not as a host or celebrity chef or anything, just a cool job that I’ll enjoy. Not too hard, right? We’ll see about that. Luckily, I had an internship with Scripps in Chicago over the summer and had the opportunity to talk to various FN employees throughout my stay. The next step is to visit NYC in order to place faces with names. I have the rest of my scheme all planned out, but I can’t give it all away at once! So, be sure to follow me as I work my way from Georgia all the way up to the Big Apple.

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