Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs

Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs

This is hands down my husband's favorite meal. Every birthday, anniversary, Valentine's day etc...this is the meal he asks for: Spaghetti with Homemade Meatballs served with a side of Caesar Salad. And I make it for him... because I am nice like that. This post...

Orange Cranberry Bread Pudding: Made with Croissants!

Orange Cranberry Bread Pudding: Made with Croissants!

Sometimes the best holiday memories are made around around the table. Food brings people together in a way nothing else can.The shared experience of enjoying festive food, good conversation and each other's company...there's nothing like it! I hope this Orange Cranberry Bread Pudding will become a holiday tradition in your house. (This post sponsored by Jord, makers of fine Wooden Wristwatches) The Colors and Flavors of The Season! When I think...

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How to Make a Holiday Charcuterie Platter!

How to Make a Holiday Charcuterie Platter!

Charcuterie is the culinary art of preparing meat products such as bacon, salami, ham, and sausage and it's suddenly all the rage. Why? Well as the saying goes, “Everything old is new again”. Like many traditional foods that are making a comeback, charcuterie is a culinary art developed from necessity; it is the way meats were preserved long before the days of refrigeration. And just like pickles, fermented vegetables, home drafted beer, broth...

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My Favorite Salads for The Holiday Table

My Favorite Salads for The Holiday Table

Salads are an important part of a holiday meal. They provide a splash of much needed color amongst the creamy beiges of turkey, gravy, potatoes and stuffing. In my humble opinion a good salad can be the star of the celebratory feast! So let's take a look at my top salad picks for this year's holiday table. (This post contains affiliate links. I may make a commission from sales but your price remains the same.)   Greens with Pomegranate...

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Classic Easy Mashed Potatoes

Classic Easy Mashed Potatoes

When it comes to comfort food there's nothing like Classic Easy Mashed Potatoes. Creamy, warm. and so satisfying! (This post contains affiliate links. I may make a commission from sales but your price remains the same.) Classic Easy Mashed Potatoes These mashed potatoes are a creamy classic! Yukon gold potatoes boiled until tender, then mashed with half and half, butter, and sea salt. Just about the best side dish ever, holidays or not....

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Everything You Need for Your Holiday Feast!

Everything You Need for Your Holiday Feast!

There is no need to search the internet for holiday recipes this year, because I have Everything You Need For Your Holiday Feast right here in one post! I May Be a Little Bit of a Control Freak when It Comes to Food... Maybe. Just maybe. Even if I am not making everything myself I have a habit of asking people to bring something and then shooting them a link. Now you may think people would get annoyed by that (if so no one has expressed...

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How to Dry Brine and Cook an Herbed Butter Turkey!

How to Dry Brine and Cook an Herbed Butter Turkey!

In preparation for Thanksgiving, the wonderful folks at Sun Basket decided to take a tip from California cooking legend Judy Rogers (the late chef and owner of Zuni Cafe), and created a flavorful dry brine for turkey. Judy, who’s best known for her perfect roast chicken, uses a simple salt brine technique to produce the juiciest, well-seasoned and most succulent bird. (This post contains affiliate links. I may make a commission from...

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