How to Make Turkey Gravy: Recipe & Troubleshooting

While the Thanksgiving feast is often filled with potential pitfalls, from overcooked turkey to lumpy mashed potatoes, nothing seems to cause more angst than making gravy. If done well, turkey gravy can be the star of the show, enveloping everything on the plate in a rich, savory blanket. If you are like my brother-in-law, gravy is by far the most important part of the meal, prompting your relatives to buy you a gravy thermos so that you can have your own personal supply of the thick sauce sitting beside your placemat. Everyone deserves to be indulged once in a while. ...more

Thanks, Kalyn! Your posts on BlogHer are always so helpful. I'm glad to be able to contribute ...more

What are your favorite breakfast recipes?

Sunday morning breakfast.  For me, it conjures images of fluffy pancakes, crispy bacon, and warm, soft cinnamon rolls.  I love sitting around the table on a weekend morning with my family, all of us in our pyjamas, enjoying a tasty breakfast together.  What are your favorite breakfast meals that you share with your family? ...more

Those cinnamon rolls look DIVINE. Weekend breakfast in our home always involves ...more

Shrimp Scallion Dumplings


Thanks!  Yeah, I really can't get enough of them, ...more

Decadent Truffle Brownies

Maybe "brownies" is not quite the right word.  "Sweet daughters of darkness" (as my father-in-law would say) would be more appropriate. ...more

Jamaican Meat Patties


What's your favorite potato salad?


Amanda, I like the idea of curry powder in potato salad.  I always use a little when I make ...more

Chicken again?


Ugh...brown bananas!


Thank you for the tip, Amanda.  I will definitely try that next time.  I always feel a ...more

Easy Roasted Potatoes

This recipe is so easy that I feel like I'm cheating you.  I'm hoping that you'll forgive me after your family asks for a third helping of potatoes.  That's what happens with my family.  Well, except my 7-year old. ...more

What to do with leftover risotto...

Now that you've fed your family a belly-warming meal of risotto, you have leftovers and don't know what to do with them.  Trust me, you're lucky to have leftovers.  Now you can make these delicious pan-fried risotto cakes.They can be served as a main dish, on top of a salad, or as bite-sized hors d'oeuvres. ...more

Feel like making the risotto just for the leftover-cakes! :D 


Fork Spoon ...more