Merry Christmas!

So we’re working on a little something here. It’s actually a BIG something…that may or may not include video like this preview: Ah!–We’ve already said too much! Look for it at the end of the year! ...more

Cake Pop Basics, courtesy of Megabites Bakery

I had the great privilege to participate in a cake pops tutorial from my friend, Christine, who is the owner and chief baker at Megabites Bakery. She has made cake pops for baby showers, birthday parties, and even 300 wedding favors at once! I asked her if she’d like to guest post, and she turned that around and invited me over for a cake pop tutorial! ...more

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2014 – Toffee Pecan Shortbread Cookies Dipped in Dark Chocolate

Round 2 of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap! The Cookie Swap is hosted by...more

Turkey Zucchini Burgers

It’s been a while since I’ve posted a recipe from Yotam Ottolenghi’s Jerusalem cookbook, but I’m still loving everything I make from it. He’s got a new book, called Plenty More, which I haven’t yet checked out but hoping to do so soon. If you have opinions on it, let me know in the comments! ...more

Gobi Masala (Indian Cauliflower Curry)

I didn’t grow up eating many varieties of food. I liked my favorite foods, most of which were pretty plain, and I didn’t like to try out anything new. I guess a lot of kids are like that, but in my family, I was the odd one out who wouldn’t eat anything except macaroni and mozzarella ....more

Chickpea Chicken Chili

My most recent post was for sweet cornbread, and now here’s the (turkey) chili recipe I made with leftover Thanksgiving turkey that inspired the cornbread baking. This recipe is written with rotisserie chicken as a main ingredient, since that’s usually what’s available at the store most of the year. If you still have turkey leftovers, substitute those in place, by all means ....more

Slightly Sweet Cornbread

Now that we’re all sufficiently stuffed on Thanksgiving foods, we need to find a way to use up the leftovers. I love a good Thanksgiving leftover dinner, but sometimes I want to turn the leftovers into a new dish, so that I don’t have to eat the same thing for a week. I’m turning the leftover turkey that my Mom sent us home with into turkey chili ....more

FTF’s Links to Check Out

Image: Peanuts Worldwide Happy Thanksgiving leftovers day! We hope you all enjoyed a warm holiday meal with your loved ones. We spent the morning working out with the NYC tribe of November Project in Herald Square, and are now enjoying lunchtime leftovers and hot chocolate ....more

Maple-Ginger Bourbon Cider

Here’s our contribution to the Thanksgiving recipes: a fall-flavored holiday cocktail that will tide you over ’til it’s time for dinner. Not much else needs to be said. Mix up a batch and share it with your guests or hosts ....more

Roasted Pumpkin Soup

In this self-taught (always learning) kitchen, it’s not all chocolate chip cookies and roses. Techniques don’t work out, flavors fall flat, recipes are tried and retired, and mistakes happen. Some ideas are great in theory, but don’t work out in execution ....more