I love the holiday season. After all, it's the season for giving and I love baking sweet treats to give away! The cookie swap is one of my favorite reasons to get-together. Whether it's with friends, family, co-workers, or neighbors, it's a great excuse to bake my favorite cookies and come home with so much more! When we asked on our Facebook page for our fans' favorite cookie recipes, one fan mentioned Jam Thumbprints (a classic). I always bake sugar cookies for my nieces and nephews … [Read more...] about Getting Ready for the Holiday Cookie Swap!
Every Thanksgiving, there are traditions that I love. Getting together with friends and family and watching the Macy's parade go by are amongst my favorites. But my absolute favorite part about Thanksgiving is the food and especially the leftovers! (It's like having Thanksgiving all over again!) Chef Floyd Cardoz enjoys making turkey stock and a turkey casserole with his Thanksgiving leftovers. I keep it simple and make sandwiches to take to work. … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Dishes to Make with Your Thanksgiving Leftovers
When you come to think about it, outside of the turkey, Thanksgiving can be very vegetarian-friendly. From appetizers to soups to (my favorite) the sides, there's plenty for your vegetarian guests to enjoy. When I get together with my friends and family for Thanksgiving, I also make sure that there's a vegetarian main option. Instead of turkey, you can go the Tofurky route. I tend to make a vegetarian lasagna because it's hearty and filled with seasonal vegetables. Two recipes I enjoy are … [Read more...] about Vegetarian Thanksgiving Ideas, Recipes and Tips
I love Autumn. The leaves turn from green to brilliant shades of yellow, red and orange. The weather is cooler. And I can happily turn on the oven to make hearty dishes my family will enjoy. From rich squashes to crisp apples and savory sausages, Fall's bounty fills my home with warm, welcoming scents. Usually I like to keep dinner dishes simple and just roast chicken along with root vegetables (like potatoes, butternut squashes, sweet potatoes, carrots, etc.) in the oven. It's so easy to … [Read more...] about 5 Easy Fall Recipes
The boys of summer are heading into the playoffs while football season has just begun. If your household's like mine, you know that Sundays are big game days. Since my husband usually has his friends over for beer and munchies, I always make sure our fridge/pantry is well stocked with cheese, crackers, hummus, chips, veggies (carrots and celery), nuts and other easy-to-serve snacks. … [Read more...] about 5 Tailgating Recipes to Make for the Big Game