Monday, October 26, 2009


Semesters keep marching on.. doing good so far, Simon is doing a tad bit better than me He is on the Deans list. He did not have trouble with a couple of his teachers like I did though. My GPA is still past 3.0 ( 3.38) so I am happy and I am working to get it better and better. Here are a couple nice recipes for Fall. From my very favorite mag Real Simple

Garlicky Mashed Potatoes with thyme.


  • 4 pounds Yukon Gold potatoes (about 8), peeled and halved
  • kosher salt and black pepper
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 4 tablespoons butter (1/2 stick)
  • 1 head garlic, halved horizontally
  • 12 sprigs fresh thyme
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground nutmeg
  • Serves 8


  1. Place the potatoes in a large pot and add cold water to cover. Bring to a boil and add 2 teaspoons salt. Reduce heat and simmer until tender, 16 to 18 minutes. Drain the potatoes and return them to the pot.
  2. Meanwhile, place the milk, cream, butter, garlic, and thyme in a small saucepan and bring to a boil. Set aside until the potatoes are cooked.
  3. Strain the milk mixture into the pot with the potatoes. Add ¾ teaspoon salt and 1⁄4 teaspoon pepper and mash. Sprinkle with the nutmeg before serving.
By Kate Merker, November 2009

Maple Pumpkin pie
1 pie crust
2 large eggs
1 15 oz of pumpkin puree
1 cup of heavy cream

1/2 cup of maple syrup
1/2 tsp of ground cinnimon
1/2 tsp ground ginger
1/2 tsp salt

1/2 ground cloves

Set oven rack in lowest position, heat ove
n to 350 degrees
In a large bowl pour mixture into crust, bake 60-70 minutes

Let cool before serving.
Serves 8