Pumpkin season for one more month…

The traditional Thanksgiving pumpkin roll couldn’t wait. I had the urge to make the pumpkin roll early this year, but this time I wasn’t sure it would turn out right. My normal recipe had to be modified to adjust for 7,400 ft of elevation for successful high altitude baking results. I am learning that baking…

S’mores Cookie Cups and Pumpkin Pop-tarts 

When I think about fall, I think about pumpkins, changing leaves, camping weather…and S’mores!!  I also anticipate autumn festivals: first Tulsa State Fair followed by Oktober Fest.  Last year I went to the fair once but visited 3 different Oktober Fests (two in one day!) while driving around Lake Tahoe.  Oktober Fest is celebrated early October…

Heirloom Tomato Tart with Butternut Squash Soup

Heirloom tomatoes with a ricotta Parmesan filling topped with basil and pesto on a buttery crust  Cored butternut squash and sweet potatoes roasted with butter and salt n pepper baked at 400 for 1 hour or until knife easily inserts into a tender flesh Granny Smith Apple and onion chopped and sauteed lightly in butter…