This Maple Walnut Banana Coffee Cake will be the shining star of any breakfast or brunch buffet. It comes together easily, without pulling out the mixer!
"Could we stop at the grocery store?" I asked Scott on our way home from an event we had attended. "Sure, what do you need"? "It won't take long, I just have to pick up a few bananas", I told him. "More bananas? he exclaimed. "Wow, ...Read More →
Keep a stash of these Cranberry Clementine Conserves handy for a super easy and absolutely delicious appetizer. It's also fabulous for gift giving!
What's a "conserve"? I hate to disillusion you regarding my culinary expertise, but honestly, I didn't know myself until several weeks ago when this recipe for Cranberry Clementine Conserves first started swirling around in my head. As ...Read More →
Got leftovers? Give them brand new clothes with this delicious Easy Turkey Dinner Galette. You can put it together in less than 20 minutes!
There are a zillion things I love about my daughter Cait. She's fun, kind, generous, thoughtful, smart and very honest. Her honestly reminds me a lot of my mom, who always called things as she saw them, perfectly frank. If my mom said you looked ...Read More →
This delicious cranberry salad is filled with fresh cranberries, red grapes, shredded coconut, toasted walnuts and freshly whipped cream and makes a beautiful presentation on the holiday table!
This cranberry salad is a tribute to my mother-in-law, who passed away, unexpectedly, earlier this year. She was 92 years old, but in great health. When Scott and I got the call while visiting our ...Read More →
Stressed over Thanksgiving or upcoming holiday meals? This Make Ahead Gravy is not only super delicious, it will make holiday entertaining so much easier!
This make ahead gravy is a lifesaver, and I'll be the first one to testify! You might think, being a food blogger, that I'm an expert Thanksgiving cooker. Not so. Years ago, when my children were young, I made a deal with my ...Read More →
Butterscotch Pots de Créme is an elegant, French-inspired, make ahead dessert that always brings rave reviews. It's also crazy delicious!
When grown women fastidiously scrape every last little bit of a dessert from their bowls, you know it's good! But when they're finished scraping and they glance at each other (slightly embarrassed), and then proceed to use their fingers to wipe the ...Read More →
This Easy Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce; with ginger, lemongrass and pomegranates, has a super fresh, vibrant flavor. It takes less than 15 minutes to make!
Does the cranberry sauce that usually graces your holiday table earn the Ho-hum, everyday-regular, essential-but-not-praiseworthy, good-but-not-great award? Is it because, with all the other cooking that's required this time of year, ...Read More →
The easiest mashed potatoes ever, with no last minute fussing! These Slow Cooker Buttermilk Mashed Potatoes are super delicious and can be made a few days in advance.
Hosting a holiday meal with lots of family and/or friends in attendance is a bit of a juggling act. All those details can make my head spin! So I love having a few tricks up my sleeve - the kind that help me prepare key ...Read More →
Transform the everyday humble carrot into a spectacular side with this easy, make-ahead Honey Maple Roasted Carrots recipe! Be sure to make plenty as they will disappear quickly!
Are you in charge of bringing one (or more) sides for Thanksgiving this year? Maybe you're a brave soul and have responsibility for the whole dinner - bravo to you! Either way, these wonderful Honey Maple ...Read More →
This delicious, healthy Arugula Roasted Grape Salad with Maple Poppyseed Dressing makes a wonderful side or a fabulous main dish served with chicken, shrimp, salmon.
This Arugula Roasted Grape Salad is an attempt to redeem myself. Or at least to step up my act a bit. One day last week after lunch Scott asked me a question that made me laugh. It's actually a little embarrassing, ...Read More →
Need some ideas for delicious Thanksgiving sides? We've got you covered! Everything from appetizers, veggies, stuffing and dinner rolls to fabulous desserts!
Happy November! It always funny to me that the minute the word "November" pops up on my calendar, thoughts of Thanksgiving begin to swirl around in my mind and captivate my imagination. I start dreaming about family get togethers, ...Read More →
Love Starbucks Pumpkin Bread? Bet you'll love this moist, tender, incredibly delicious Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread even more!
I decided to get in the right frame of mind to write this post. I've got a loaf of this Better Than Starbucks Pumpkin Bread in the oven and a cup of espresso beside me. I also purchased a slice of Starbucks Pumpkin Bread to nibble on. You know, just to get ...Read More →