Crazy-Smooth Crazy-Good Hummus ♥

An old-but-new quick appetizer, a homemade hummus that's perfect for a light holiday appetizer with a few veggies but also, of course, for year round. I use three special techniques that yield an extraordinary hummus – even without added oil. Not just vegan, "Vegan Done Real" ....more

Fresh Cranberry Bars

The Recipe: A chewy almost-blondie molasses and spice bar with bursts of juicy cranberry, topped with a scattering of sugar "snow". No mixer required, just a whisk and a spatula! A natural choice for Thanksgiving and throughout the holiday season ....more

White Chicken Chili

What could be better on a cold night than a bowl of homemade White Chicken Chili, especially one made extra-easy (if you like) with a rotisserie chicken or even leftover Thanksgiving turkey? And speaking of Thanksgiving, everyone ready? Or should I say, ANYbody ready? ...more

Roasted Eggplant “Hummus" ♥ (Eggplant & Chickpea Dip & Spread)

An addictive mix of roasted eggplant and chickpeas, a dip, a spread, a sauce, a scoop-it-by-the-spoonful straight from the fridge. It's the result of a happy accident, a last-minute leaving-on-vacation decision to throw separate batches of hummus and baba ganoush into the food processor together. Together ....more

How to Cook Dried Chickpeas Especially for Hummus ♥ aka “Jerusalem Chickpeas”

Chickpeas are special. (Or wait, maybe you call chickpeas "garbanzo beans"?! Yeah, same thing!) Chickpeas aka garbanzo beans are the legumes we love to eat, especially in hummus, that creamy middle-eastern spread ....more

How To Make Perfect Biscuits

Step-by-Step Photos & Detailed Instructions + Eight Tips for Extra-Good Biscuits LET'S MAKE BISCUITS! Here are the promised Step-by-Step Photos, Detailed Instructions & Tips for Mom's Perfect Biscuits. Check there for the recipe written in traditional recipe format ....more

Sweet Potato Casserole ♥ Recipe

The traditional sweet potato casserole, updated. Think way-fewer-than-usual mini marshmallows, hints of vanilla and ginger, plus a pecan-panko topping. Delish! ...more

Mom’s Perfect Biscuits

The family biscuit recipe, perfected by three generations of fine biscuit makers and one persistent food blogger. The secret ingredient? One egg ....more

Recipe for Roasted Butternut Squash & Apple

Such familiar ingredients (butternut squash, apples, maple syrup and warm fall spices) somehow create unexpected layers of flavor and color. One of the prettiest dishes to ever hit a table, yes?! So festive for special occasions like Thanksgiving but simple enough for weekend suppers too ....more

Creamy Brussels Sprouts Gratin ♥ Recipe

Today's simple Brussels sprouts recipe idea: A simple gratin of fresh Brussels sprouts, first roasted, then braised in cream, then if you like, finished until crisp under the broiler. When I first shared this recipe for Thanksgiving in 2008, it was one of the richest dishes on the entire site – and worth every calorie. But over time, I've adapted the recipe, simplifying its preparation, reducing its calories, making it Weight Watchers friendly – and with no loss in satisfaction ....more