Monthly Archives

November 2017

  • Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole

    Butter Pecan Sweet Potato Casserole ~  this amazing side dish has a souffle-like base of fluffy yellow sweet potatoes topped with a pecan streusel, don’t save this luscious recipe just for…

  • What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks

    What to Sip Now: Cozy Drinks ~ it’s finally here, my favorite time of year, cozy drink season!  I’ll pour myself at least one a day from now until spring ~…

  • Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies

    Maple Walnut Shortbread Cookies ~ maple infused and packed with nuts, this takes my classic slice and bake shortbread cookie recipe to a whole new level.  Add these cookies to your…

  • Easy Roasted Rainbow Vegetables

    Easy Roasted Rainbow Vegetables ~ this super easy sheet pan side dish wakes up your dinner table with a pop of healthy delicious color ~ let’s banish those boring beige meals…

  • Peppermint Melting Moments

    Peppermint Melting Moments ~ these are simple buttery shortbread cookies with a snow cap of minty frosting and a dusting of crushed candy canes, they’re cute as buttons, and I can’t…

  • What to Make Now: Baked Brie

    What to Make Now: Baked Brie ~ baked Brie is the easiest slam dunk appetizer ever invented.  If you can turn on the oven you can make one of these ooey…

  • Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta

    Wheat Berry Salad with Beets and Feta ~ this earthy whole grain salad is homey, but festive enough for the holidays, and even if you’re dealing with a mashup of  carnivores,…

  • Hot Dulce de Leche

    Hot Dulce de Leche ~ a decadently creamy and delicious hot caramel milk that gives cocoa a run for its money ~ once you try it there’s no turning back!…

  • Meatballs al forno

    Meatballs al forno are the A-listers of the meatball set.  They’re on the menu at Nancy Silverton’s Mozza restaurant in Los Angeles and they’ve got the reputation for being the best…

  • What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries

    What to Eat Now: Fresh Cranberries ~ I’ve gathered together the best fresh cranberry recipes to help you savor those tangy red berries before they disappear for another year.  I’ve got…

  • Brûléed Brie

    Brûléed Brie ~ this is your wow appetizer for the season ~ you only need a wheel of Brie and some sugar to do this, and the results speak for themselves. …

  • Easy Pasta Bolognese Recipe

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

  • Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly

    Rosé Wine Hot Pepper Jelly ~ a simple sweet/hot wine jelly that turns cheese and crackers into a gourmet experience.  This pretty homemade hot pepper jelly makes a unique host gift!…

  • What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies

    What to Plan Now: Thanksgiving Pies ~ here’s what I consider to be the best Thanksgiving pies for you to drool and dream over…but don’t dream too long, because time flies…

  • Pecan Praline Cookies

    Pecan Praline Cookies ~ these irresistible chewy brown sugar cookies are topped with a layer of caramel pecan praline ~ you won’t be able to keep your hands off them!…

  • rye and carrot salad

    Rye and Carrot Salad

    Rye and Carrot Salad ~ I’m all about grain salads in the cooler months, and this one made with healthy rye berries is wholesome, satisfying, and incredibly tasty!  Serve it as…