More good recipes


I absolutely love fall in Minnesota. It is that time of year when we have the most beautiful weather and pretty colors all over the landscape. It’s also when we can start wearing our cozy, warm clothes and enjoy that extra cold snap in the air. The other day we got our first snow! That was nothing – it melted right away, but freaked people out enough on the roads to make our commutes a little longer! I came home later than planned and started making one of my absolute favorite fall soups. Perhaps it will become one of your favorites too:

Deborah Madison’s Potato and Green Chile Stew found on

*If you are a carnivore like me, adding about 4 slices of chopped up bacon about the same time you add in the onions is really tasty. Also – always use broth in this recipe. It is way more flavorful than adding water.

As long as I am in the mood to share, here is another good one for a cooler evening:

Lynne Rosetto Casper’s Pasta e Lenticchie (Pasta and Lentils) found on



Mmm pumpkin bars (aka Pumpkin Sheet Cake)

I found this delicious recipe on the Novice Chef blog recently:

Obviously, it’s wonderful and has become one of my favorite fall recipes.

The frosting calls for 5 1/2 cups of powdered sugar! That did not seem right to me, so I figured out my own frosting recipe that was amazing on these bars!

Jaime’s Pumpkin Cream Cheese Frosting

  • 16 oz whipped cream cheese
  • 1 stick butter softened
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1-2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 1/4 c. pumpkin (you will have some left over from the bar recipe)
  • 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice

Mix all ingredients together and spread evenly on pumpkin bars. You may have some left over. This stuff is really good on chocolate graham crackers!