Archive | November, 2011

Sweet Potato Quinoa Salad

I get asked a lot of questions as a food blogger. Some are about food. Some are about blogging. Some are more personal. But one of the most common questions I get asked is, “How do you stay so skinny when you cook so much food?!” First, it’s hard. Really. Work, being a mom, a […]

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Black Garlic Brioche Rolls

Black Garlic Brioche Rolls

I have a pretty serious garlic addiction. Which turns out, is a good thing. A great thing even, garlic has a ton of health benefits. (Here is the part where I spew a bunch or nearly useless facts like the true food geek that I am).  First of all, it protects you from cold and […]

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Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce & 3 Ways to Use the Leftovers

Vanilla Bourbon Cranberry Sauce & 3 Ways to Use the Leftovers

Of all the Thanksgiving foods that I am asking you to make from scratch, and not out of a can, cranberry sauce is by far the fastest and easiest. It takes almost as much time to try and slop that phallic shaped, hideously ridges gelatinous mass onto a crystal serving dish as it does to […]

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How To Use Thanksgiving Leftovers: Candied Yam Empanadas

How To Use Thanksgiving Leftovers: Candied Yam Empanadas

Thanksgiving is the perfect holiday because gratefulness is such an underrated personality trait. I wish people admired that quality in others like they admire shoes and jewelry and waist size. “She is SO grateful! I wish I had that.”  We should start the day that like. Before we ever get out of bed, list the […]

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Crab Cake Mini Muffins

Crab Cake Mini Muffins

You always have fun when you’re eating crab cakes. Actual fact. But, here is the thing about crab cakes: Lots of work. I made Wolfgang Pucks recipe once and it took me about an hour. They were really incredible, so if you ever get your hands on some really amazing, fresh, never touched a can, […]

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Top Five Best Classic Pies: Reinvented

Top Five Best Classic Pies: Reinvented

  A pie post for you. I feel a little guilty about this, even though I know this is super valuable information if you were, in fact, the person who was chosen to bring the pie this year. Usually, I spend all weekend cooking, baking and photographing to present to you 3 solid posts each […]

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Homemade Green Bean Casserole, the Grown-up, Food Lovers Version

Homemade Green Bean Casserole, the Grown-up, Food Lovers Version

I have a lot of Non-American readers, making it necessary for my to explain why I’m doing a post about a green bean casserole. In America, we have this very strange tradition of making our Thanksgiving feast from cans of food. Nearly every dish that most Americans grew up eating on that November Holiday involved […]

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That’s Nacho Crostini

More party food for y’all. These are fun because Corstini’s sounds fancy and Nachos are the greatest of all American Tex-Mex bar food. I brought these to another book club, or more accurately, a Girl-Talk/Wine-Time club. We talked about our babies, working mom vs stay at home mom, birth stories, laughed about those things we (all) think but are kinda embarrassed to […]

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Pecan Pie French Toast

Pecan Pie French Toast

I’ve already told you all about my deep love for weekend breakfasts. But maybe I haven’t told you why. I have this amazing husband, that I sometimes think loves me more that I deserve. And I always worry that I’m going to fall off this pedestal he’s placed me on. And I have this daughter […]

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Thanksgiving Craft: Chocolate Turkeys Made From Halloween Candy

Thanksgiving Craft: Chocolate Turkeys Made From Halloween Candy

Edible Thanksgiving crafts! Tater really isn’t old enough yet for this (but that kid will be tortured with many holiday crafts in her life, once she is old enough) but this is perfect for kids who are a little older. And an excellent way to use up that left over Halloween candy. They only take […]

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