Category Archives: autumn

Cider, pumpkins, and cupcakes, oh my!

Never mind that it snowed the other night in Boston, there is a Nor’easter scheduled to happen today, and it isn’t even November yet–my feet are still firmly planted in autumnal cuisine.  With the big Halloween weekend looming, here are some of my favorite … Continue reading

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Satisfaction: Rabbit ragu

People tend to spend too much time complaining about a lack of satisfaction somewhere in their lives: at work, with their low-fat diet, in their marriage, in that one measly bite of dessert when they really wanted the whole thing.  Great news, people: I’m not going to complain.  In … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: The final countdown, a few cheeses, and a favorite appetizer!

Even though some of you may be expecting Eating the Rind’s greatest Thanksgiving hits, what you are about to read is not your typical recipe run through of all the turkey day heavy hitters.  In fact, I hope you’re not scrambling for … Continue reading

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Cleaning out your liquor cabinet: cider braised chicken with port cranberry sauce

As we are now officially in this holiest of weeks for us home cooks, I wanted to share a meal that is fast and easy enough to make, even with the mountain of Thursday’s cooking looming in the distance.  After watching Thanksgiving cooking shows and discussing menu … Continue reading

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Snow day in October

What was supposed to be a mild, sunny, fall day spent mostly indoors writing turned out to be an autumnal “snow day” for me and the hubby, who was unexpectedly sent home from work due to power failures at his office.  We decided to take … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Brewfest: A guide to navigating the world of pumpkin beer

I drink more beer in the fall than I do during any other time of year.  I can’t put my finger on why, but something in autumn’s crisp air increases my thirst for hops and barley.  Luckily for me, I have plenty of … Continue reading

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Sunday Feast

For those of you looking for a way to squeeze in time with friends or family after crazy weeks and booked-solid weekends, I’d like to propose the frequently overlooked tradition of Sunday Dinner.  When you’ve been trying for weeks to get together with the same … Continue reading

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