Nutty & Sweet Thanksgiving Vegetables

If there was ever a side dish that captured the essence of autumn, this easy, make-ahead roasted vegetable dish is it. I came across this recipe from Julia’s Album years ago on Pinterest, and it has become a favorite of mine to make in the fall. At last year’s Friendsgiving, I served this autumn vegetable…

Cranberry Goat Cheese Tartlets

Are you looking for an easy but super delicious appetizer this holiday season? I have you covered. The rich, creamy goat cheese and the tang & sweetness of the cranberry make these hot tartlets the perfect flavor combination to kick-off your holiday evening. Recipe Shortcut – In the holiday season, one can often find a…

Traditional Spiced Cranberry Sauce

The age old question – canned or homemade cranberry sauce? I personally have always preferred the texture and flavor of homemade cranberry sauce. Plus, it’s easy to make and can be done in advance. Thanksgiving in our family is not complete without a large bowl of this traditional, homemade sauce being passed around the table….

Caramel Carrot Cake Trifle

Keeping in the #TruHolidaySpirit with TruWhip, I whipped up an absolutely delicious carrot cake trifle. Inspired by an AllRecipes I came across, this recipe is a fun play on a traditional carrot cake. Instead of having to save the best bite with all the cream cheese frosting, every bite in this trifle has a creamy…

Harvest Ice Cream Butter Pound Cake

My husband grew up making this easy, make-ahead dessert, and he asked that I bring it back into rotation. Shortly after his request, I was contacted by TruWhip to create a holiday recipe using their delicious product. So exciting! Already being a fan of TruWhip, I knew I had to recreate my husband’s childhood dessert…

Gigi’s Thanksgiving Stuffing

My Mom, otherwise known as Gigi, is an incredible chef. I am lucky to have grown-up as a beneficiary of her cooking and an apprentice to her skills. She is modest when this is brought up but don’t let her fool you. How many nights do you deliver a dinner that consists of a protein,…

Warm Harvest Salad Bowl

For those who have had the pleasure of living near a Sweetgreen, you are most likely familiar with the Harvest Salad. A staple on the ever-changing seasonal menu, the Harvest Salad warm bowl is delicious comfort food. We had one below our Boston apartment, and let’s just say we were frequent visitors. Oh how I…

Tomato Poached Halibut

I find this meal to be great for Date Night. To start, the prep & clean up are easy and it does not require you to be working in the kitchen for hours. Most of the items are pantry stable as well. Less time does not mean less flavor though! The sweetness of the roasted…

Roasted Delicata Squash & Sausage

Delicata squash is one of those special treats of autumn. Sweet in flavor (known as ‘sweet potato squash’), soft, edible skin (no peeling!) and it is good for you (a good source of potassium, fiber and vitamins). This colorful dish is easy to put together, looks like an autumn forest with all it’s fall hues,…

Tuscan Soffritto Capellini

This pasta will transport you to the rustic hillsides of Tuscany with it’s earthy yet lite vegetable sauce. Complex with many layers of flavors, the earthy base of the sauce is contrasted perfectly with the salty toppings. Inspired by the desire to cook a flavorful but vegetarian pasta, I started with the base of a…

Scrambled Eggs with Whipped Feta

Brunch in our house often consists of waffles, but sometimes we like to create a savory main dish. But of course we add a sweet side (almond kringle, anyone?!). The star of this particular brunch though is the slow roasted tomatoes and the herby olive oil that is then whipped with feta cheese. OMG. The…

Crispy Roasted Smashed Potatoes

I’ve been making these potatoes for so many years, I cannot remember if I found it in a recipe book, if it was inspired by a friend, or created based on something I ate out at a restaurant. It’s possible it’s a combo of all the above! I do know that on our honeymoon in…