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    Favorite Chewy Ginger Cookies

    stacked chewy ginger molasses cookies

    Chewy Ginger Cookies are our family’s official holiday cookie. They’re crisp on the outside, nice and chewy inside, and full of warm spices and molasses. We’ve never met anyone who doesn’t love them.…

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  • potato latkes on a platter

    How to Make Perfect Latkes

    How to Make Perfect Latkes your bubbie would love! Tips and tricks to make classic crisp latkes, plus a spiced cardamom applesauce to go with them.  These easy potato pancakes are…

  • cranberry smoothie with straw

    Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie

    My simple Cranberry Cleanse Smoothie will wake you up, and slap you back into shape after all manner of foodie indiscretions…did I mention it also happens to be insanely delicious?…

  • a stack of maple cornbread

    The Best Maple Cornbread

    Maple Cornbread is subtly sweet with layers of warm maple flavor.  It makes your holiday menu complete, it’s an anytime snack, and it turns a pot of chili into a feast.…

  • Roasted Beet and Brie Salad on a red and white platter

    Roasted Beet and Brie Salad

    Roasted Beet and Brie Salad combines sweet roasted beets with crunchy toasted walnuts, crisp gem lettuce, and creamy Brie cheese, all popped with a balsamic allspice dressing to make it an…

  • carrying a pan of wild mushroom stuffing

    Wild Mushroom Stuffing

    Wild Mushroom Stuffing with Hazelnuts and Sage is a hearty side dish made with crusty artisan bread and loads of earthy mushrooms and crunchy hazelnuts. This is one stuffing recipe that…

  • whipped sweet potatoes with a sage leaf

    Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter

    Whipped Sweet Potatoes with Browned Butter is like a bowl of sunshine on your winter table. Definitely don’t wait for a holiday to enjoy this golden mash, it’s unbelievably silky (I…

  • a sliced turkey breast on a platter with clementines

    How to Roast a Turkey Breast (and make gravy)

    I’ll show you how to roast a turkey breast for those times when a whole turkey is just more than you need. A turkey breast yields plenty of juicy meat, enough…

  • cranberry shortbread crumble tart, sliced

    Cranberry Crumble Tart with Cranberry Whipped Cream

    Cranberry Crumble Tart with Cranberry Whipped Cream is a fabulous buttery shortbread crust filled with a tart cranberry filling. It goes from breakfast and brunch to holiday dessert with ease ~…

  • making cranberry whipped cream with electric beaters

    Cranberry Whipped Cream

    Cranberry Whipped Cream is a lovely sweet tart dessert topping made with fresh cranberries and sweet cream ~ it’s thick, stable, pipe-able, pretty in pink, and just delicious!  …

  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Sage

    Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Honey and Sage is the super easy side dish your Thanksgiving table needs this year. It’s pared down, but still gives holiday-worthy pizzazz. It’s all about balance this…

  • hot buttered cider with whipped cream

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider

    Hot Buttered Apple Cider is hot buttered rum meets fresh apple cider (you can make it boozy or not.) It’s perfect for winter celebrations, or just curling up, solo, by the fire. …

  • moist gingerbread loaf cake with cream cheese frosting on a plate with fork

    Gingerbread Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting

    Gingerbread Loaf Cake with Cream Cheese Frosting is an easy little baking project to get you in the holiday spirit ~ it’ll make your winter mornings (and afternoons and evenings!) a…

  • piece of flourless pumpkin bread with fork

    Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes that Go off Script

    Maybe you never liked pumpkin pie, and the thought of a super sweet pecan pie makes your teeth hurt. This might be the year to break with tradition and make exactly…

  • cranberry gingersnap pie

    Cranberry Gingersnap Pie

    This Cranberry Pie with its spicy gingersnap crumb crust and silky cranberry curd filling is guaranteed to bring a little va-va-voom to your holiday dessert table this year; the recipe is easy…

  • Taking the first bite of a maple cheesecake

    The Ultimate Maple Cheesecake

    The Ultimate Maple Cheesecake is supremely creamy and so delicious it will outshine any pie on your Thanksgiving dessert table!…

  • Scooping up baked mushroom dip with toasted bread

    Cheesy Baked Mushroom Dip

    My cheesy baked mushroom dip recipe is a holiday game changer ~ the flavor is bold, and the texture is sumptuous in the way that only hot cheesy dips can be. Whether your…

  • Winter Cheese Platter

    How to Make an Epic Winter Cheese Board

    How to Make an Epic Winter Cheese Board ~ grazing tables are all the rage, and this blockbuster appetizer is ideal for winter holidays, game days, or any time hungry friends…

  • exotic mushrooms

    Cooking with Mushrooms

    Mushrooms are exotic, multifarious, and unlike any other food on the planet. Let’s unpack the magic, myths, and fun facts about these delicious outliers; they’re one of my favorite fall ingredients.…

  • Instant Pot Pork Chops in a Creamy Mustard Sauce

    Instant Pot Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce

    Instant Pot Pork Chops in Creamy Mushroom Sauce are fork tender pork chops cooked up in no time in the Instant Pot pressure cooker ~  let’s just call it instant comfort…

  • wild rice salad in a glass bowl

    Wild Rice Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette

    Wild Rice Salad with Maple Cider Vinaigrette  is loaded with roasted sweet potato, crisp apples, tart cranberries, and toasted pecans. This rice salad will become your most popular Thanksgiving side dish…

  • pumpkin crunch sheet pan pancakes

    Pumpkin Crunch Sheet Pan Pancakes

    Pumpkin crunch sheet pan pancakes are an ingenious solution to the age old problem: how to serve pancakes to more than one person at a time? These fluffy pumpkin pancakes topped with crunchy pecans…

  • Mushroom and Brie Soup ~ theviewfromgreatisland.com

    Mushroom and Brie Soup

    Mushroom and Brie Soup is a classic creamy mushroom soup kicked up a notch with lots of luxurious Brie cheese. It’s perfect for a cozy dinner on the couch or a…

  • Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

    My Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe is a classic Italian meat sauce that’s comforting and SO satisfying!  It gets even better as it sits in the fridge, so plan to make a…

  • caramelized onion dip with bread

    Baked Caramelized Onion Dip

    Baked Caramelized Onion Dip has to be the queen of all hot appetizers, and once you learn to properly caramelize onions, this simple dip with incredibly complex flavors can be yours.…

  • slices of pumpkin doughnut cake

    Pumpkin Doughnut Cake

    My Pumpkin Doughnut Cake is a golden, lightly spiced pumpkin cake with a crisp sugar doughnut crust that makes it the ULTIMATE fall coffee cake, snack cake, or dessert ~ you…

  • wine braised short ribs on polenta

    Wine Braised Short Ribs

    Wine Braised Short Ribs over creamy polenta rivals the best restaurant meal. The beef ribs cook low and slow in wine and aromatics that create an insanely flavorful gravy. Put away…