Baby it’s cold outside and I mean COLD! But, and this is a big BUT, I do not want to turn on the furnace but chilly weather is a great excuse to turn on my oven and stove and play in my kitchen. The past few days I have been cooking and baking some of our favorite cool weather foods like Pastitsio, Spanikopita, Avoglemeno and Cream of Pumpkin soups and biscotti and brownies. Some servings were packed up and brought to our oldest daughter, Alyssa, to enjoy all week at school and others stayed home. Visiting Alyssa is always a good excuse to heat things up and warm the house. Certain foods can warm us from the inside out too, foods such as onions, chilies and tumeric to name a few, all three of which can be added to a soup such as Cream of Pumpkin. This has been a public service announcement. You’re welcome.
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