Coconut Milk Pumpkin Pie

Cook's notes: A traditional pumpkin pie has 1 cup of packed brown sugar. That seemed like too much sugar. I wanted to be able to taste the pumpkin. For Thanksgiving, I made two pumpkin pies with reduced sugar and enjoyed them both. The pie recipe listed below had a thicker custard and did not need …

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Quinoa Cranberry Porridge

Cook's notes: Inspired by a recipe from the BBC for overnight quinoa oats. Joe Wicks' original recipe has a great ratio of oats to quinoa. This recipe is a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce and quinoa. A warm, delicious breakfast I used a gram scale to weigh out the oats and quinoa. …

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3-ingredient Cranberry Sauces

Cranberry sauce with minimal sweeteners Cook's notes: I experimented this year with lowering the sugar content of cranberry sauce. A typical recipe calls for 1 cup white sugar. Each version uses a 12-ounce bag (3 cups) whole cranberries (frozen) and 1/2 teaspoon of salt. Sweeteners used in order from most to least sweet: Batch 1: …

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Review: Browned Butter Pecan Chocolate Chip Cookies

Cook's notes: These cookies are divine and not too sweet. The original recipe already called for less sugar than other recipes for cookies with both pecans and chocolate chips. I made just a few tweaks: We had roasted, salted pecan halves on hand, so I used those and just added the maple syrup to the …

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Fluffy Blueberry Pancakes Redux

Cook's notes: I keep reworking my recipe for small batch pancakes. This simple recipe makes 8 pancakes. If you don't eat eggs, it should work just fine without the egg (or try one of these substitutes). Dry ingredients 1 cup all-purpose flour 1 Tablespoon sugar 1 Tablespoon double-acting baking powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1.5 teaspoons Pie Spice (Penzeys brand) Wet …

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