The Ultimate Thanksgiving Leftover Turkey Club

The day is over. Our bellies are full. And if your house is anything like ours there’s one whole turkey leftover over, remnants of four different pies, two different stuffings, one cranberry relish and one cranberry sauce ....more

How to Make the Creamiest Dreamiest Mashed Potatoes

How to Make the Creamiest Dreamiest Mashed Potatoes ...more

Wild Rice Stuffing with Turkey Italian Sausage, Cranberries and Hazelnuts

As Thanksgiving quickly approaches, I’m sitting here becoming conscious of the fact that I’ve hardly posted any Thanksgiving related recipes. Sure there’s been this festive little number, and this refreshing, fall-worthy salad, but other than that – nada. I was hesitant to go forward with sharing the few recipes I have stored away since we’re teetering so close to the big day, because if America is anything remotely like me, they’ve already planned their menus days ago ....more

Spicy Thai Chicken French Bread Pizzas

While some Mondays require detox foods and salads, this particular Monday calls for something a little less demanding – quick and easy, two key words that are music to the working girl’s ears. Even though I spend the majority of my weekend days cooking and photographing up to five or six different recipes, when Monday night rolls around, I’m typically still in the mood to crank out another dinner. Albeit, the dinner must not require every single kitchen utensil in my arsenal to be used and it also needs to get from the stove or oven to the table in 45 minutes or less ....more

3 Ingredient Bacon Wrapped Buffalo Shrimp

I’m throwing caution to the wind and breaking out every single reindeer, Santa and Christmas decoration I own this weekend. I was a little wary to actually tell people, afraid I’d get that judgmental you’re-seriously-insane look people tend to give when the holidays are celebrated a little bit prematurely, but I’ve seen others doing the same, so I’m unabashedly hopping on the bandwagon. And, honestly, with each passing day, Mother Nature is telling me it’s time ....more

Teleggio Burgers with Spicy Pancetta and Pear and Blueberry Chutney

I’ve known winter is coming for quite some time, we all know it, and we all dread it, but it’s something that inevitably comes once the warm fall days have started to taper off. It’s like this gigantic ominous cloud is hanging over my head, just teasing and tormenting me until it releases all of the built up rain, or in winter’s case, frigid temperatures. I’ve been mentally preparing myself over the last month, and of course I’ve begrudgingly welcomed 27 other winters in Kansas, but I’ve never ever been – quite literally – smacked right in the face with it ....more

The BEST Green Bean Casserole

For me, Thanksgiving isn’t complete without an obscenely large batch of green bean casserole. And by obscenely large, I mean there better be enough to feed 10 plus people AND enough leftovers to feed me for at least three days post Thanksgiving. I love the stuff ....more

Five Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels

What happens when you combine a buffalo loving husband, a bottle of hot sauce and a dire need to whip up an appetizer in less than 20 minutes? Five Ingredient Buffalo Chicken Pinwheels...more

Butternut Spaghetti Carbonara

It doesn’t take much to lift me from an all out feel-sorry-for-me-I’ve-had-a-rough-day kind of mood, and yesterday when I was having one of those days, this Butternut Spaghetti Carbonara instantly plucked me out of my self-pity and straight on to a cloud of bliss. Seriously, sometimes all it takes is a cute picture of puppies (how can that NOT lift anyone’s mood), a trashy magazine or an oversized bowl of warm pasta to bring me back. Seeing as pasta is something that makes me happy AND provides dinner at the same time, nine times out of ten I go with pasta ....more

Baked Brie with Candied Pancetta, Pecans and Spicy Cranberries

For the first time in months, I was left with an empty weekend. No weddings. No parties ....more