Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup: Top Ten Recipes for a Delicious Thanksgiving


Tis the season to start stuffing ourselves, and our turkeys.  Are you hosting Thanksgiving this year?  I am.  And you know what?  I love cooking Thanksgiving dinner.  Sure, it’s stressful and there’s a lot going on, but it’s absolutely my favorite meal of the year.  I’ve tried a lot of Thanksgiving recipes in my day, and there are a few favorites I always return to.  The Herb Buttered and Brined Turkey recipe featured in this roundup is always my go-to Thanksgiving turkey, and my husband’s favorite “Thanksgiving in a Dish” dressing will make an appearance again this year as well…because if I didn’t make it, husband would be sad, and nobody wants a pouty husband at the Thanksgiving table.

Top Ten Labor Day Cookout Recipes

Top Ten Labor Day Cookout Recipes - Chew Nibble Nosh

Ah, Labor Day weekend…summer’s last hurrah.  A time to gather together, slap on some sunscreen, hang out at the pool one last time, and have a cookout.  In honor of that last hurrah cookout, I’ve put together a list of some of my favorite summer recipes from past posts to ease your menu planning along.  And, now that I’ve had a good look at some of these again, they may be making an appearance at my own house this weekend. Bonus!

In the Munchies for the Pool category, we have this super simple Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

Top Ten Recipes to Kick Off Summer

Top Ten Summer Recipes - Chew Nibble Nosh

Mmmmm…summer food!  It’s one of the best parts about summer.  Summer food is all about fresh and fun flavors, bright and lively dishes, and ways to celebrate a wonderful season.

Here are ten of my favorite go to recipes that can help anyone kick summer into gear!  Enjoy!  Just click on the titles to take you to the recipes.

Black Bean, Corn and Avocado Salsa

This fresh, tasty salsa is always a hit at any summer party when served with tortilla chips.  Not in the mood for munchies?  Serve it over grilled chicken!


The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2013: Recipe Round Up!



It’s cookie time!

Before we hit that crunch time Christmas weekend, I wanted to make sure to get the Cookie Swap Round Up links out to you!  There are 555 bloggers involved in this year’s swap!  That’s A LOT of cookie recipes to choose from!  So many, that the links were divided up into two posts on the amazing hosts’ blogs, Love & Olive Oil and The Little Kitchen.

So, without further ado, I give you this year’s cookie crop!

Happy Baking!

Click here for Round Up List #1

Super Bowl Recipe Roundup

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I’ve screwed up.

Despite the TV specials, newspaper articles, ad leakings, endless Brothers Harbaugh interviews and all of the Super Bowl stories that have taken over sports media this week, up until yesterday, I thought that the Super Bowl was NEXT weekend.  Oops.  It’s not.  It’s this Sunday.

I’d meant to devote an entire week on the blog to Game Day Food.  Obviously, that’s not going to happen now.  I’ll make my brain lapse up to you in upcoming weeks. I promise!

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012 : Part 2

The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap 2012

Today, I wanted to pass along the information to you on how you can access all 576 of the recipes that were shared during The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap.  Over 20,000 cookies were shipped out, worldwide!  That’s amazing!  I’m so happy to have been a part of it again.

As I told you last week, this year I sent out a few boxes of my Pecan Butter Thumbprint Cookies.  I was lucky enough to receive some pretty tasty packages as well!

Big thanks to:

Val at Eyechow for sending me her delicious Coconut Butterscotch-Chip Cookies,

Baked Kale Chips

Before you say, “Christine, I just read the name of this recipe and it sounds disgusting”,  just hear me out.  I know that when most of us think of kale, we think of the green stuff that’s occasionally floating around in a pot of soup or, most often, the curly stuff that’s used as a garnish when we go out to eat.  After years of sitting on the sidelines, kale is finally being recognized as the super-good-for-you-food that it is!  Kale is one of the healthiest vegetables you can eat and one you should really try to “force” upon your children.  For more on that, click here.  Thankfully, because of this recipe, I don’t have to force mine anymore!