Month: November 2019

Vegetarian Meals on a Budget

Vegetarian Meals on a Budget

Are you tired of going to restaurants that have a limited variety of vegetarian items on the menu? Are your coworkers eating delicious meaty dishes while you’re stuck with a bland mix of unseasoned vegetables because that’s the only vegetarian item your office chef knows…

WHITE WINE AND HERB GRAVY

WHITE WINE AND HERB GRAVY

Gravy is a Thanksgiving essential and this classic gravy recipe is a holiday staple.  But why do so many of us (me, included) feel overwhelmed by the thought of making a smooth, flavorful, perfect turkey gravy?   Well, no more!  If you can stir with a…

BUTTER AND HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST

BUTTER AND HERB ROASTED TURKEY BREAST

If you are having just a small group for the holiday or if most of your guests prefer white meat, give this bone-in turkey breast recipe a try.  Easy and delicious, this Thanksgiving recipe will produce a lusciously moist, savory, and buttery turkey. Back when…

3 Desserts to be Thankful for This Season

3 Desserts to be Thankful for This Season

Whether it’s a tiring day at work or a bad break up, desserts are the ultimate pick-me-up dishes that can help one overcome even the toughest of times. This is because desserts contain sweet ingredients such as sugar, honey, and chocolates that release ‘feel-good’ endorphins…

YANKEE HERBED BREAD STUFFING

YANKEE HERBED BREAD STUFFING

This homemade stuffing recipe is buttery, herby, and oh so savory.  Whether you stuff the bird with it or bake it in a casserole dish, this stuffing tastes like what grandma used to make.   Stuffing is one of my favorite dishes and yet, I only…

HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE

HOMEMADE CRANBERRY SAUCE

You are going to love how easy it is to make this classic Thanksgiving recipe.  With only six ingredients and less than 30 minutes, you can whip up this perfectly sweet and tart sauce.   Nothing says holiday like a beautiful, garnet-colored, cranberry sauce.  It adds…

AUTUMN SALAD

AUTUMN SALAD

This vegetarian salad is an easy and delicious addition to your Thanksgiving table.  With butternut squash, broccoli, arugula, dried cranberries, and walnuts, this salad is as healthy as it is pretty to look at.  Take care of your vegetarians or health-conscious friends and add this…

MARMALADE RUM GLAZED CARROTS

MARMALADE RUM GLAZED CARROTS

This is such an easy side dish that is also delicious.  Baby carrots are steamed until tender and then glazed with thick, sweet orange marmalade and rum sauce. There are the broccoli casseroles, the shaved brussels sprouts, and the green bean casseroles on every holiday…

FRENCH LEMON MERINGUE PIE

FRENCH LEMON MERINGUE PIE

This holiday pie recipe is one of the best.  Imagine a buttery, flaky, crisp pie crust. Now think about a creamy lemon filling that’s a perfect blend of tart and sweet,  topped by fluffy, sweet meringue. This pie makes for an impressive dessert. My mom…

BUTTER AND VODKA PIE CRUST

BUTTER AND VODKA PIE CRUST

This baking basic is the only pie crust you will ever need.  It is buttery, flaky, rolls out nicely, and remains tender and flavorful – and it has vodka. Once you master rolling out a pie crust, a whole array of recipes, both sweet and…

HOMESTYLE BEEF CHILI

HOMESTYLE BEEF CHILI

A beefy, flavorful homestyle beef chili that is the ultimate comfort food recipe.  Richly flavored, hearty, and slightly spicy, this chili is just what you want on a cool, fall evening – even here in sunny Florida. My mom used to make a chili that…

MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT

MOUSSE au CHOCOLAT

Creamy, rich, and velvety, this classic dessert recipe is a sublime chocolate experience that is impressive enough for guests your Thanksgiving table and yet easy enough for every day. Do you connect beautiful memories with food?  I do, all of the time. Chocolate mousse takes…

HONEY BOURBON GLAZED SCALLOPS

HONEY BOURBON GLAZED SCALLOPS

Every Thanksgiving game-plan needs a great holiday appetizer.  These scallops are my go-to for something to serve while finalizing the last of the dinner prep.  They are salty, meaty, savory, and sweet from the honey bourbon glaze. I like making them year-round, they’re that tasty.…

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE

PUMPKIN PIE SMOOTHIE

A smoothie recipe is a delicious way to power you through the morning.  It is loaded with antioxidants and vitamins, full of fiber, and high in protein.  It’s like a yummy, perfect food served in a glass. Okay, I must admit that I am fully…

SAVORY BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE

SAVORY BUTTERNUT SQUASH CASSEROLE

This easy Thanksgiving recipe is a perfect combination of savory, buttery, and just a hint of sweetness.  It is a great compliment to the sweet marshmallow, whipped sweet potatoes that grace most people’s holiday table. I love the flavors in this casserole.  There is sweetness…