Thursday, November 26, 2015
If you make turkey stock after the big Thanksgiving dinner, this Spaghetti Squash Soup is the perfect soup to make taking advantage of all that fresh flavor. Fear not if you don't, store-bought chicken broth works equally well.
Sunday, November 22, 2015
Surprise your family and friends with this delicious and hearty Dark Rye Pumpkin Yeast Bread. It's easy to make with a few simple ingredients, and it will be a huge hit on your Thanksgiving table.
Tuesday, November 17, 2015
The warmth of cardamom and cinnamon mixes well with the tangy sweetness of the cranberries, pineapple juice and orange in this Pineapple Cardamom Cranberry Sauce.
Sunday, November 15, 2015
Orange Cashew Chicken Salad uses poached chicken thighs, roasted cashews and pecans, along with a touch of orange zest and juice. It's simply the best chicken salad, ever!
Thursday, November 12, 2015
The heady aroma of chocolate, the mild flavor of banana, and the undeniable sweetness of coconut is what makes this Cocoa Coconut Banana Bread a complete standout, and the perfect loaf to give as a holiday gift.
The thing I'm finding odd (but pleasant) as I sit down to write this post is that I can almost smell the aroma of chocolate and coconut wafting through the house, even though this bread is long gone. I consider that a testament to how tasty this simple-to-make loaf actually is.
Monday, November 9, 2015
Sweet, savory, bourbon and buttery. These Bourbon Bacon Baked Sweet Potatoes are like a party for your mouth.
These potatoes will knock your socks off. Literally. Even if you don't think you're a fan of sweet potatoes, I urge you to try these. They're not overly sweet like some sweet potato dishes are, and they're nicely balanced between sweet and savory.
Sunday, November 8, 2015
When you need to feed a crowd during the holidays with something that's delicious, and completely stress-free, these Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken Sandwiches are just what the doctor ordered.
Move over BBQ pulled pork, there's a new kid in town, and his name is Slow-Cooker BBQ Pulled Chicken. He's flavorful, meaty, and all the 'chicks' love him! LOL *pun intended*
Thursday, November 5, 2015
The flavors of fall apples come alive in these pancakes making them delicious for breakfast, or for a treat on those breakfast-for-dinner nights.
If you're used to making pancakes from a box (trust me, I don't judge), put the box away this one time and make these Apple Cider Pancakes from scratch. You'll notice the difference, and they won't take hardly any more time or effort to make.
Tuesday, November 3, 2015
Move over turkey! Once you set these Sweet Garlic Rolls out on the Thanksgiving table, your family and friends will gobble them up faster than old Mr. Tom Turkey himself.
Every year in the early fall my husband and I go with our best friends to our favorite seafood restaurant. While the seafood there is amazing, the rolls are the things that keep us coming back year after year. This recipe was inspired by those rolls.
Sunday, November 1, 2015
These soft and pillowy Pumpkin Spaetzle with Gruyere Cheese dumplings may not be all that traditional, but they sure are tasty.
When the cooler months arrive, I tend to gravitate to German cuisine as my comfort food of choice. It just speaks to me, and I hope it speaks to you too.
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
This rustic yet impressive Riesling Braised Chicken is one the the most flavorful chicken dishes, ever!
This recipe is one I found, and adapted, from a wonderful cookbook in my collection called "New German Cooking" by Jeremy and Jessica Nolen. It's by far one of
the best braised chicken recipes I've ever made.
Monday, October 26, 2015
These easy to make Jack-O-Lantern Caramel Apples are sure to please all the kids this Halloween, including the kids-at-heart!
Put away the candy thermometer because you won't need it to make these charming caramel apples. With only two bags of Werther's original chewy caramels, a bit of evaporated milk, and some food coloring you'll be rocking these Jack-O-Lantern Caramel Apples in no time.
Sunday, October 25, 2015
Tater Tot Poutine is my quick and easy take on the French-Canadian classic made with French fries, cheese curds, and brown gravy.
This recipe was inspired by an appetizer we ate recently while out to dinner with my sister and brother-in-law. That night I had actually brainstormed with my sister about making poutine nachos with tortilla chips, but the idea morphed into tater tots because, well, tater tots!
Tuesday, October 20, 2015
Comforting and delicious, this Slow-Cooker Split Pea Soup with Ham will convert even a pea hater, into a pea lover. Please, I beg of you "Give Peas A Chance!"
My husband's least favorite vegetable are peas, so it was my quest to make a split pea soup that even he would enjoy. Personal challenge accepted. Game on!
Sunday, October 18, 2015
Soft , plump and tender, these White Chocolate Banana Walnut Cookies taste like a slice of fresh banana bread, only better!
I must confess. I'm a horrible friend! The reason being, about a year and a half ago my friend B asked if I would make her some banana walnut ice cream, and I never did. *hangs head in shame*