My Favorite Recipes: October 2012

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What’s Halloween like in your neck of the woods?  We here at Emmy Cooks are bracing ourselves for a sugar-fueled whirlwind of a day, complete with daytime and nighttime trick or treating (in the rain), hot apple cider, and an unreasonable number of plastic spider rings that will repeatedly turn up in the washing machine for months to come.

And oh, woah, what do you do about the candy?  In past years I’ve simply spirited it away after the one night of debauchery (and by “spirited it away,” of course I mean “I ate all the good stuff”).  But my big girls are older and wiser now, and it seems like the right time to teach them something meaningful about making good food choices and moderation.  So, yeah, any tips you have on that front would be welcome!

Also welcome will be returning to real food after tomorrow’s sugar overload.  The recipes below were some of my favorites this month.

  Italian Parsley Salsa Verde
Homemade Celery Salt
  Green Spinach Soup
  Savory Oatmeal with Curry, Greens, and Caramelized Onions
  A Great Big Pot of Minestrone
  And the readers’ favorite (aside from the recipes above, which were all popular this month): Shakshuka

Thank you so much for reading and cooking along with me!

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9 thoughts on “My Favorite Recipes: October 2012

  1. fatgirlslims94

    Do you have a local food bank or somewhere similar? I know sweets probably aren’t high on their wish list, but everybody needs a treat now and again :)

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  2. Sarah

    Personally? Let them eat it! It doesn’t last forever and eventually one gets sick of it ;-) Then use the leftovers to make cookies (chop up the candy). And teach them to say fill a small container each day that they can nibble on – no more than that, but no one can tell them no – it is theirs :) I am pretty relaxed on the Halloween candy front myself.

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    1. emmycooks Post author

      It turns out that my kids are more relaxed about it than I am, of course. My six-year-old doesn’t have much of a sweet tooth, and my four-year-old stuffed herself frantically on Halloween night but since then mostly just wants to sort her candy and talk about it. Go figure. :)

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