How to Make Gravy

There are lots of ways to make gravy from a roast. Some can get rather complicated. What we do is simple ....more

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potatoes (Yams)

Mashed sweet potatoes or garnet yams can always be found on our holiday or Thanksgiving table. Most often we make a double or triple recipe because everyone wants the leftovers! Usually we...more

Turkey Chili (with Leftover Turkey)

Is there anything better than a hot bowl of chili on a cold day? Here’s a favorite recipe from the archives that I recently remade, in preparation for the turkey leftovers we expect to have after Thanksgiving. With kidney beans, tomato, bell pepper, garlic and loads of spices, this chili...more

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Move over pumpkin pie, and say hello to pumpkin cheesecake! If you really truly want to impress your guests this holiday season, I recommend this cheesecake. Tall and proud like a classic New York style version, this one has a pumpkin cream cheese filling with a splash of bourbon, all sitting atop a pecan graham cracker crust ....more

Balsamic Roasted Brussels Sprouts and Shallots

Every year I consider it my civic duty to create a brussels sprouts recipe that my father will actually eat....more

Chard and Prosciutto Stuffed Turkey Breast

Just because it’s Thanksgiving doesn’t mean you have to roast a whole turkey. If you are only hosting a few people for dinner and you don’t want weeks of leftovers, you can just roast a turkey breast! (You can also make it in less than half the time of a whole turkey.) Continue reading "Chard and Prosciutto Stuffed Turkey Breast" » ...more

Spicy Pumpkin Soup

Ah, fall, a perfect time for a spicy pumpkin soup! This soup comes together quickly, and has warm notes of ginger, curry, cumin, coriander, and black pepper....more

Roasted Butternut Squash Kale Sauté

Looking for a great holiday side? How about a drop dead delicious, healthy kale and squash sauté that is surprisingly easy to put together? Roast...more

Broccoli Cheddar Casserole

Oh la la. This is not your grandma’s broccoli cheese casserole. Ever since Christopher Kimball challenged people to Google broccoli casserole, insisting they would be disappointed with what they found, I’ve been meaning to post a killer broccoli casserole ....more

Beet Greens

For so many years I loved beets but threw...more