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Spiced Pumpkin Tart

Smooth and spiced, this pumpkin tart is just what to serve for your Thanksgiving feast finale. Make it a day ahead to save time on the big day when your schedule is crazy. Pumpkin Tart or Pumpkin Pie? ...more

Recipe for smoky pumpkin and brown rice enchiladas (with or without leftover turkey)

'Tis the season for leftovers, and there's no better way to bundle up your leftovers than in a batch of quick and easy enchiladas. I used leftover pumpkin puree and leftover brown rice to make these vegetarian enchiladas for lunch on the day after our Canadian Thanksgiving feast. If you have a few slices of turkey, shred them up a bit and tuck them inside ....more

pumpkin chocolate chip bars

I try to bring something for my coworkers to snack on once a week. Sometimes I feel guilty for ruining people’s diets, but mostly people seem to appreciate it, and, honestly, I don’t do it for them. I do it so I get to do some baking without doing lots of eating ....more

Broccoli Cheese Casserole Recipe

Broccoli Cheese Casserole always seems to make an appearance for family gatherings. And for that, I am always thankful. ...more

Jalapeno Apple Pie

Not your grandmothers apple pie. Laced with traditional cinnamon and sugar and punctuated by spicy hot jalapeno, this is all-American apple pie with a KICK! This pie is a rebel ....more

Turkey Salad with Cranberry Vinaigrette

I’m gonna let y’all in on a well known secret, I look forward to Thanksgiving ALL year. It’s by far my favorite meal. Honestly, I look forward to the leftovers almost just as much as I do the main meal ....more

Recipe: Caramel and Toasted Coconut Rum Cake with Candied Walnuts {#CaptainsTable}

A delicious rum-infused cake with caramel and coconut that is perfect for the upcoming holiday season. The Captain Morgan brand, along with Chef Hugh Acheson, recently launched the Captain’s Table Challenge, and during this challenge, a handful of bloggers, including myself, will be sharing recipes that we have created using the Captain Morgan Original Spiced Rum and Black Spiced Rum. As a devotee of Bravo’s Top Chef, I am no stranger to Chef Acheson and his culinary accomplishments, and as I worked on tonight’s recipe, which happens to use a boxed cake mix and a box of pudding mix, I wondered if he would approve ....more

Lemon and Garlic Roasted Shrimp

My kids absolutely love shrimp so I decided to make this recipe I found on MyRecipes for their lunch this weekend. I let the shrimp marinate for 10 ...more

Cooking Music – Fall Playlist

While Christmas music season may be just around the corner, we know there’s a few of you out there who may be holding out until after Thanksgiving. So, we thought we’d share a taste of what we’ve been listening to … Continue reading → ...more

Thai Fried Noodles with Nam Prik Pao

I was reading to Sammy’s class during library time last week, a book about Thanksgiving, when I paused in the middle of the story to whisper conspiratorially, “Does everyone here like turkey? Want to hear a secret? I HATE turkey!!!!” Huge eyeballs everywhere ....more