Pumpkin soup and fall weather

Last night, it smelled like Thanksgiving! I know, I know. It’s early, but Texas had an influx of fall weather: cool, overcast, rainy. It was the perfect weather to be curled up inside reading (and finally getting around to reading Washington Irving’s Legend of Sleepy Hollow) with something hot, like …

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Baking

There’s nothing like baking a lot (or cooking with some complicated recipe) that makes me really wish I had one of those spacious kitchens with a very large island which would all equal one thing: lots of counter space. But I make it work. Even if that means sometimes the …

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