Thanksgiving

POMMES ANNA

POMMES ANNA

Pommes Anna is a classic French dish that is delicious, beautiful, and sophisticated.  Replace your ho-hum, standard mashed potatoes this Thanksgiving, and impress your loved ones with this buttery, golden topped side dish.   This side dish is all about the simplicity of ingredients to produce Read More..

SAVORY CARROT FLAN

SAVORY CARROT FLAN

Wanting something a little out of the ordinary for your Thanksgiving meal?  This Savory Carrot Flan is an elegant, yet surprisingly easy to make side dish that your family will love.  And who wouldn’t love their own individual flan? Not quite a souffle, this dish Read More..

FRESH CRANBERRY SALSA

FRESH CRANBERRY SALSA

Fresh cranberry salsa is a spicy, sweet twist on the traditional cranberry sauce.  I like to serve this alongside the holiday turkey or spooned onto cream cheese as an appetizer.  The salsa also makes a great dip with tortilla chips. For years, our cranberry sauce Read More..

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE

PEANUT BUTTER PIE WITH CHOCOLATE GANACHE

Want something a little different to finish your Thanksgiving meal?  This peanut butter pie with chocolate ganache is light and fluffy with a rich, fudgy top.  It’s perfectly sweet, without being heavy. I adore anything that has peanut butter and chocolate in it and this Read More..

SAVORY APPLE AND CHESTNUT DRESSING

SAVORY APPLE AND CHESTNUT DRESSING

This Savory Apple And Chestnut Dressing is a traditional Thanksgiving side dish.  The chestnuts add a wonderful texture, while the apples provide just a hint of sweetness.  Use vegetable broth instead of chicken broth to appeal to the vegetarians sitting at your holiday table. WHAT Read More..

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

CREAMY ITALIAN CHESTNUT SOUP with parmesan crema

Creamy Italian Chestnut Soup is so decadent, rich, and silky.  It’s earthy from the chestnuts, savory from the aromatics and herbs, and topped with a Parmesan crema.  I love serving this impressive soup in beautiful little crocks as a first course on Thanksgiving.   Chestnuts feel Read More..

CARAMEL APPLE MIMOSAS

CARAMEL APPLE MIMOSAS

Caramel Apple Mimosas are easy and delicious cocktails that are perfect for Thanksgiving brunch.  I love caramel apple cocktails and these mimosas are the sweet treat that you need to be sipping on cool Fall weekends! Mimosas are typically made with champagne and orange juice.  Read More..

CURRIED COUSCOUS WITH JEWELED FRUIT

CURRIED COUSCOUS WITH JEWELED FRUIT

This curried couscous with jeweled fruit is an easy side dish that is not only delicious and healthy, but it’s also beautiful to look at with the orange hue from the curry, the dark raisins, and bright red pomegranate seeds.  It’s an unexpected holiday side Read More..

Pumpkin Ravioli In Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Pumpkin Ravioli In Sage Brown Butter Sauce

Nothing tastes more like Autumn than a delicious bowl of homemade pumpkin ravioli in sage brown butter sauce, especially when garnished with toasted pecans and a dusting of amaretti cookie for a tiny touch of sweetness. I like to serve this with a starter of Read More..

EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

EASY BUTTERNUT SQUASH SOUP

This Easy Butternut Squash Soup is warm, comforting, and full of earthy, sweet, yet savory flavor.  It’s a great way to start off an autumn meal or take for a light lunch. I like to serve this soup with Roasted Garlic And Parmesan Palmiers and Read More..

BOOZY PUMPKIN TRUFFLES

BOOZY PUMPKIN TRUFFLES

Boozy Pumpkin Truffles are decadent little balls of spiced rum-laced, pumpkin cake mixed with cream cheese frosting, and dipped into white chocolate.  Yeah, I’ve gotten your attention, huh? They are the luscious, sweet, adult treats that you need after a long day. ALMOST LIKE THE Read More..

CARAMEL APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL

CARAMEL APPLE CIDER COCKTAIL

What better way to welcome a cooler Autumn evening than with a delicious Caramel Apple Cider Cocktail?  It is sweet, fruity, and goes down super smooth, but packs a punch! Our friends and family love this cocktail and it’s great in the fall.  If you’re Read More..

GOOEY CARAMEL PECAN PIE BARS

GOOEY CARAMEL PECAN PIE BARS

Why make a pecan pie when you could make these gooey caramel pecan pie bars?  They are a deliciously perfect combination of a shortbread crust, with a gooey, sweet pecan filling, and a nutty, salty sprinkle on the top. Your family will adore them. I’ve Read More..

RATATOUILLE CASSEROLE

RATATOUILLE CASSEROLE

Ratatouille is a classic French vegetable stew that makes for a tasty and healthy side dish or a hearty vegetarian meal.  I like to serve it with Perfectly Moist Boneless Skinless Chicken Breasts and Basic Biryani Rice. Julia Child revamped the original Provence recipe by Read More..

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 Read More..