Honey Pumpkin Pie ♥

Yum! Homemade pumpkin pie, here sweetened with honey instead of processed sugar. The filling is soft and smooth and dreamy good ....more

Pumpkin Cheesecake

The Recipe: A five-star dessert, a creamy-creamy barely sweet pumpkin cheesecake. There's three layers, a crust made with ginger cookies and pecans; the cheesecake layer, full of warm pumpkin-pie spices and a splash of bourbon; and a creamy layer of firm, bourbon-spiked sour cream. Make it a day ahead, either in a full-size cheesecake for a crowd or a Thanksgiving buffet or in a mini cheesecake ...more

Simple Scalloped Potatoes ♥ Recipe

How to make scalloped potatoes with just five ingredients, thin-thin layers of potato, the bottom gets as crispy as good hashed browns and the top layer gets crispy like kettle chips! This may be a "simple" recipe for scalloped potatoes but the results are most impressive. Hello again, veggie lovers! ...more

One Quick Tip: Why Dried Beans Won’t Cook

Have you wondered why a pot of dried beans just won't cook? Or cooked beans that turn out tough, especially the skins? Or experienced a favorite bean recipe that every once in awhile, just doesn't turn out right? ...more

Slow Cooker Garlic Smashed Potatoes ♥ Recipe

Hello, veggie lovers! It's November and at A Veggie Venture, that means it's time to go crazy for the real stars on the Thanksgiving table, the vegetables! I've been collecting especially-for-Thanksgiving vegetable recipes since 2006 ....more

Slow Cooker Turkey Breast

Let's talk turkey! This column is full of handy turkey tips! How to cook a turkey breast in a slow cooker ....more

Three Secrets for Rich & Creamy Mashed Potatoes ♥

Hello, veggie lovers! It's November and at A Veggie Venture, that means it's time to go crazy for the real stars on the Thanksgiving table, the vegetables! I've been collecting especially-for-Thanksgiving vegetable recipes since 2006 ....more

Stuffed Mushrooms with Cauliflower & Smoked Gouda

The Recipe: Healthy finger food, a favorite for holiday gatherings. The trick is to roast the mushrooms first, before stuffing, a tip that works for all stuffed mushrooms. Here I've stuffed the mushrooms with a rich-tasting low-cal, low-carb and gluten-free mixture of cauliflower, the mushroom stems (no waste!) and a touch of smoked gouda cheese, just enough to bind it all together ....more

Sweet Potato & Butternut Squash Tagine ♥ Recipe

Today's tagine recipe: A magical pairing of sweet potatoes and butternut squash, healthy 'bright orange' vegetables married with a medley of Moroccan spices, cooked in a tagine and served tableside. Beautiful color to banish cold-weather blues! Works as a side dish or a vegetarian supper ....more

Fun Pretzel Roll Hot Dogs

The Recipe: For a fun treat for kids (maybe) and grown-ups (for sure), hollow out soft pretzel sticks from Trader Joe's and stuff 'em with hot dogs. A great make-ahead, on-the-run sandwich for parties, tailgaters, campers, hunters. So trust me, never in the world did I think that Kitchen Parade needed a hot dog recipe ....more