Simple Cranberry Sauce

The cranberry sauce I make around the holidays is super simple, sweet, and tangy. It’s exactly what you want to bring a little color and acid to your Thanksgiving plate and leftover turkey sandwiches. I also LOVE a little bit of this orange cranberry sauce on a crostini with goat cheese, add a little pistachio…

Thanksgiving Shopping List

Last week I went over a few different recipes for the big Thursday in November, Thanksgiving! Below is my grocery list for the following dishes, all serving about 8-10 people, and making 2 pies…because more pie is always better. Herby Thanksgiving Stuffing Soft Rolls Turkey Turkey gravy Cranberry Sauce Dark Chocolate Pie (watch for the…

Soft Rolls

In my opinion, dinner rolls are one of the most important parts of any big meal, especially Thanksgiving. My reasoning for this, is not only will they be eaten at dinner and used to sop up all the delicious gravy, cranberries, and other sauces left on the plate, but I will be making Thanksgiving leftover…

Herby Thanksgiving Stuffing

Thanksgiving is a huge food day in the US, and each year it’s a huge task to undertake. On top of that usually an entire family or extended family will be eating and judging each others dishes. Stuffing is one of the first of the main Thanksgiving dishes that I made from scratch, even before…

Pumpkin Chili

As promised, here is my almost famous pumkin chili recipe. Last fall one of my younger sisters asked me to make pumpkin curry, in a pumpkin. She wanted to eat it, but not to make it. She ended up having to cancel coming over to cook it with me and I decided that trying to…

Apricot BBQ Sauce on Boneless Ribs

This has been the summer of apricots. We have gotten dozens of the tart little fruit through our CSA this summer and they have been delicious in danishes, yogurt parfaits, as their own for a snack, but I wanted to do something different with them. So this past week when I remembered I had country…

Smoked Corn and Cherry Salsa

The CSA (community supported agriculture) box I’ve been getting this summer has been great for many reasons. Not only is all my produce ridiculously fresh and from the source, but the different produce each week has inspired me to create and try so many new recipes and flavors. We just got week 4 of our…

Carrot Top Basil Pesto

The last two weeks my CSA (community supported agriculture) box included carrots and rainbow carrots. While I’ve of course used the beautiful orange and yellow root of the vegetable, I’ve also been using the carrot tops! I’ve used the carrot tops to make a carrot top pesto and have used it on a variety of…

Ricotta Tortellini with Green Pea Sauce

Fresh pasta is my weakness. Any restaurant that tells me they make their pasta fresh, that is what I’m ordering. Doesn’t matter if I went out because I wanted a steak, or nachos, or just for drinks. Someone offers me fresh pasta, I have to take it…the other item that will win over anything (besides…

Moo Shu Pork Stir Fry

Recently I signed up for a CSA, community supported agriculture, so for the next fifteen weeks I get to pick up a box of farm fresh produce. Not only do I want to use this to bring more variety to my fruit and veggie options, but I want to use it to inspire my meal…