Recipe Revisited: Chocolate Pumpkin Torte

My family does not dig pumpkin pie. Or pumpkin scones. Or pumpkin cookies. Or really anything with the word pumpkin in it. This means that I have to be pretty creative for how to incorporate this fruit (yes, it's a fruit!)  during the holidays. Why do I bother? Because I can't let a holiday season …

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Saturday Upside: Thanksgiving Through the Lens

Earlier this week I listed 5 things to try this Thanksgiving. I posed it as a challenge to myself and also as a reminder that the holidays can mean more than spending money, family bickering, and carb loading. This wasn't easy as I'd shouldered most of the responsibility for the entire meal, including appetizers and …