Za’atar Salmon with Vegetables and Couscous

Za'atar Salmon with Vegetables and Couscous - Chew Nibble Nosh

One of the greatest things I’ve learned along my food blogging journey is that there are some spectacular cooks floating out there on the interwebs.  I’m thankful that my platform here has connected me with many of these talented folks, and in turn, they inspire me to bring some of their amazing creations into my own kitchen.

My friend, Peter, posted this salmon recipe on his beautiful blog, Feed Your Soul Too, and as soon as I saw it, I knew I needed to try it out. (Thanks, Peter!!)  Over the past couple of years, I have easily fallen in love with Za’atar.  Za’atar is a flavorful, Middle Eastern spice blend.  It lends so much vibrant flavor to everything I’ve managed to sprinkle it on.  Everything from simple hummus to this tasty salmon.

Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie – Cooking with McCormick

Sour Cream Pumpkin Pie - Chew Nibble Nosh

Thanksgiving is all about tradition.  From the turkey to the cranberries, the menu for the holiday is usually as set in stone as you can get.  Every year, though, I like to try to change up (at least) one little thing about my Thanksgiving dinner. And although people are often skeptical, me changing things up a bit has led to some new family favorites, that step in year after year as new traditions. This time around, I decided to try a new pumpkin pie recipe.

Slow Baked Spiced Farro Pudding with Apples and Candied Chestnuts – Cooking with McCormick Gourmet

Slow Baked Spiced Farro Pudding with Apples and Candied Chestnuts - Chew Nibble NoshHave you ever watched any of those food competition shows on TV where cooks are given a mysterious combination of ingredients that they have to turn into a culinary masterpiece?  I love those shows!  I’ll be completely honest and also add that those shows make me a nervous wreck.  As a cook, I like to be in control.  I’m a little Type-A in the kitchen, I’m not gonna lie.  Not having any control over what ingredients I’m handed to cook with, and having to make something spectacular out of them is pretty intimidating.