maple and nutmeg pie with salted bourbon whipped cream

If I never eat another piece of pumpkin pie in my lifetime, I will not die with any pie related regrets. Sure, I might miss the Thanksgiving nostalgia of pumpkin pie, but I have never helped myself to a second piece and even wished I had eaten another homemade roll instead. Some (or most) of […]

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roasted delicata squash with cranberries

My favorite thing about delicata squash doesn’t have anything to do with it’s luxurious, almost creamy taste, but rather the fact that I don’t have to spend what feels like hours of my time peeling the rind before cooking and eating. The delicata rind is not only edible, but with baking becomes quite tender and, […]

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roasted cauliflower soup

I had every intention of posting this recipe on the first day of fall, but like most things right now, our newborn’s needs trump nearly everything else. I’m fairly certain that baby spit up has touched every upholstered surface of our home, and I reached a new low this morning when I (knowingly) drank a […]

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vegetarian gravy

Vegetarian gravy. It’s not just for the vegetarians, I promise. For example, what if you want gravy without the hassle of cooking meat? Let’s be honest, most of us want gravy with our mashed potatoes. And spooned over everything else on our dinner plate. Because #Merica. Another point in favor of vegetarian gravy- fewer calories […]

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cranberry sauce with rosemary, port, and figs

If someone told you that your tried and true chocolate chip cookie recipe should take the back burner for a new and improved version, most of you would roll your eyes and say “no thanks.” So I’ll tread lightly as I suggest you make this cranberry sauce for Thanksgiving next week. Mix it up this […]

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roasted cumin carrots with cardamom yogurt sauce

Carrots should never be resigned to their frequented role of “just another boring side dish”, but heaven forbid they be fussy and demanding. Let’s be honest, no one wants to spend hours working on a carrot dish unless it is a carrot cake, in which case, bring it on (with cream cheese frosting please and […]

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the ultimate Thanksgiving leftovers grilled cheese sandwich

The only crime you can commit with Thanksgiving leftovers is to let them go to waste. I am pretty sure the two most common thoughts going through people’s mind the day after Thanksgiving are, “what Christmas album should I play?” and “how can I get away with eating more than my share of the Thanksgiving […]

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stuffing with sausage, apple, and pecans

An opinion on stuffing is akin to having an opinion on how you like your eggs prepared. Everyone should know what they prefer. For example, I am a crispy, savory, all-the-bacon-or-sausage-please stuffing fan and I like my eggs soft scrambled or over medium, por favor. I was fashionably late to the stuffing world and only […]

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