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I had a weird sleep weekend. On Saturday night I didn’t go to sleep till 8:30 on Sunday morning, and woke up again at 10:30. That can’t be good, can it? The new installment of Andrew Huff and the Pool of Lost Souls is up, featuring a particularly large and in charge Commander Plaza. I’m [...]

Cranberry Salsa

I made this up so I’m going to have to experiment to get it right. I’ll get an actual ingredient list, but the concept is basically just like a cranberry sauce that has salsa leanings. I think this will be fine because lemon and cranberries have the tartness, and lemon is usually in salsa.

BOURBON PUMPKIN CHEESECAKE

Maybe it doesn’t fit the theme perfectly, but it is bourbon pumpkin cheesecake. How can I go wrong? Active time: 45 min Start to finish: 10 1/2 hr (includes chilling) For crust 3/4 cup graham cracker crumbs (from five 4 3/4- by 2 1/4-inch crackers) 1/2 cup pecans (1 3/4 oz), finely chopped 1/4 cup [...]

Red Rice Risotto

Some things have to happen here. I’m going to start off like I’m cooking a red Mexican style rice, but push on till it is a kind of risotto. I am hoping to get the red rice flavor and risotto creaminess. 1 14 1/2-ounce can peeled whole tomatoes in juice, drained 3 tablespoons chopped white [...]

SPICY PUMPKIN SOUP WITH MEXICAN CREAM AND TOASTED PEPITAS

Looks good to me. 1/2 cup whipping cream 1/2 cup sour cream 1 teaspoon fresh lime juice 6 tablespoons (3/4 stick) butter 6 cups finely chopped onions 3 15-ounce cans solid pack pumpkin 2 cups whole milk 1 1/4 teaspoons dried crushed red pepper 9 cups canned low-salt chicken broth 3/4 cup shelled pumpkin seeds [...]