Archive for November 2014

Happy Thanksgiving! Pumpkin Chocolate Bread Pudding

Happy Thanksgiving!  I hope you enjoy a wonderful day with friends and family! And, don’t forget to get everyone out for a walk or other activity before you sit down for the holiday meal.

This year, instead of providing a recipe to serve on Thanksgiving Day itself, I decided to offer an alternate dessert you can make for the weekend after the holiday, when you may still have a crowd in town. 

I started making bread puddings a few years ago when I went back to school for culinary training.  Bread pudding is an easy dessert to make and chocolate bread pudding has become a family favorite.  This recipe is a little different because I have added in pumpkin puree in honor of the holiday. 

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Romanian Stuffed Cabbage, Sarmale

This recipe has been a long time coming.  I have been working on it since a little over a year ago, and I think I have finally gotten it worked out.  It all started last October when I met a delightful young dietitian from Romania, Nicola Cucuiet, at FNCE last year in Houston. FNCE, which I try to attend every year, is the annual meeting of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics which brings together food and nutrition professionals from around the world.

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