The Thankful Jar

Regardless of how often we parents remind our children how lucky they are, they really don't get it until they see it. ...more

Top 4 Flavours for Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

Hmm fall, this always means pumpkins! Roasting pumpkin seeds has always been one of things that just warms the heart: the smell, the crunch, and the tradition.Well I think it’s time to spice the flavour up! This year I tried 4 different kinds of flavour profiles for my pumpkin seeds....more

The "Happy Pill" of Holiday Cocktails (and Survival)

(This is a great and festive cocktail for Christmas too!)Thanksgiving is quickly approaching and with it comes the ensuing craziness (and let's be honest, Drama!) of the holiday season. My husband's family tends to be pretty "Brady Bunch" - calm, cool, collected. Mine on the other hand...oh boy, you better hold on tight. It's gonna be one hell of a ride. ...more

Thanksgiving Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pie

The great quest begins for ways to use up those Thanksgiving leftovers. I can do the traditional Thanksgiving meal for about one meal after the big day and then I'm so OVER it. I have to get creative about ways to use up the leftovers! (Tip: if you host Thanksgiving, tell your guests to bring their own "to-go" containers so you can share some of the leftovers with them too!)...more

Thanksgiving Leftovers

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! We all have a ton of leftovers, and I’ve got some great recipes for them. Alton Brown doesn’t disappoint in the leftovers department. Let’s get started, so you can begin to clear out that fridge :)First up, Turkey Soup....more

Thanksgiving Weekend Wrap-Up

Well, we have survived yet another Thanksgiving whirlwind weekend. As much as I’d love to say I controlled myself and only ate just enough to feel satisfied, I definitely did the exact opposite. Family in town means a lot of meals out at great restaurants and A LOT of DESSERT! I swear, it is as if I am a hibernating bear waiting for my first spring meal when family comes into town: I literally cannot stop myself when it comes to delicious food....more

Our Weird Capitalist Tradition: Black Friday

patriciaappelquist I know, it's pretty wild. Thanks for reading!more

Day 27 - Giving Thanks

Uppity green bean casserole

Last year's casserole, bottom left.Sauteed thinly sliced mushrooms bathed in a creamy, garlicky bechamel. Fresh crunchy green beans, blanched. Crispy sliced onions....more

Despite the turkey...

Another year, another turkey. Another hundred exclamations of "I HATE cooking turkey."(I do hate cooking turkey. So much pressure to cook it just right. And such a track record of doing something wrong.)...more