Anyone else caught off guard with how quickly the holidays popped up this year? Anyone? Just me? I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year, which I love to do, but at three days out, I’m still a little mystified that I’m going to be cooking up a turkey on Thursday. I wrote out my game plan and grocery list over the weekend, laying out exactly what I need to make, so I guess it’s slowly sinking in, but I really need to get a move-on. Read more...(660 words, 8 images, estimated 2:38 mins reading time)
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. Read more...(850 words, 15 images, estimated 3:24 mins reading time)
I know, I know. Thanksgiving is on Thursday and this isn’t a recipe for pie. I hope you’ll forgive my holiday faux pas once we get going. In all honesty, I made these amazing little gems for a Halloween party, and I’ve had so many requests for the recipe, that I thought I’d present them to you as a possible addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table. They are deliciously sweet, sticky, and gooey, just the way a caramel apple should be. And, even though they aren’t pie, you’ll find they’re perfect for any fall celebration. It’s not often that adults go nuts over cupcakes, but that was certainly the case when I made these the first time. Read more...(1011 words, 11 images, estimated 4:03 mins reading time)
Not too long ago, Corner Bakery Cafe made its debut in the Indianapolis area with a new cafe at Clay Terrace in Carmel. And what a welcome addition it was! Serving fresh, delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options, it was exactly what we needed in just the right spot. I’ve been there quite a few times with my family since the grand opening in August. In fact, it’s where my youngest daughter asked to eat on her birthday!
When you walk in the cafe, you’re instantly greeted by an amazing display of fresh-baked goods and pastries.
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Alrighty then. Thanksgiving’s over, so what do we have? Leftover turkey!! I think many would argue that Thanksgiving leftovers may be the best part about the Thanksgiving feast. So, when you’re finally hungry again after the gorge-fest that was Thursday, here’s a deliciously different, and healthy way to take care of some of those leftovers.
I love acorn squash, and stuffing it like this with a savory mixture of healthy quinoa, leftover turkey, cranberries, and some feta cheese (along with some other goodies) makes for a deliciously simple dinner. Pair it with a salad, and you’re good to go. Read more...(753 words, 8 images, estimated 3:01 mins reading time)
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. Read more...(1009 words, 9 images, estimated 4:02 mins reading time)
This year, in honor of the upcoming holiday, OXO has asked me to share my ultimate turkey recipe with you, along with a fabulous giveaway of the most ultimate turkey tools a cook could ask for! Keep an eye out for these amazing tools in the post, and then learn how YOU can win a set too!
(Are you ready for a long post? If not, go grab a snack. I’ll wait.) Read more...(2052 words, 19 images, estimated 8:12 mins reading time)
Turkey time means turkey leftovers, and in some homes, it means a lot of turkey leftovers. Today’s post is a simple, delicious way to use up some of that bird.
I started by rolling out a sheet of frozen puff pastry that I’d thawed. Once it was rolled to an 11-inch square, I sliced it into 4 equal parts.
I spread some Dijon mustard over the squares and then added some of my leftover turkey breast along with some crisply cooked bacon and sharp cheddar cheese. Read more...(655 words, 10 images, estimated 2:37 mins reading time)
OK, we have less than a week until Thanksgiving dinner. Are you ready?
Thanksgiving dinner is, for a lot of people, THE biggest dinner production of the year. It’s a matter of scheduling, multiple shopping trips, pre-baking, pre-making, freezing, thawing, checking, double checking, counting, serving, and finally, eating. It’s exhausting, but wonderful, and we look forward to it every year.
This dessert is a simple, no-fail, delicious option to add to your Thanksgiving menu. It needs to be made ahead, comes together in a matter of minutes, and looks quite impressive once it hits the table. My family really enjoyed it, and I have a feeling it will become a regular at our holiday table. Read more...(968 words, 11 images, estimated 3:52 mins reading time)