20 Cool Gifts For Foodies For Under $20 – 2015

20 Cool Gifts for For Foodies For Under $20

It's here!  The best gift guide for foodies and cooks for under $20!  This is a sponsored post by UncommonGoods and as always, all opinions are my own, and I only write about things I love. As always, I've hand picked some really unique and fun items for your foodie and cooking friends and family. They'll make you … [Read more...]

Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing

Persimmon-Grape Udon Salad with Ginger Miso Dressing -- A picturesque seasonal salad that's packed with fall fruits and a dressing that's out of this world!

A picturesque seasonal salad that's packed with fall fruits and a dressing that's out of this world!  I'm not sure who (or what, I suppose) the star is here, the grapes, the persimmons, or the dressing.  I think they all have lead roles, and the noodles, lettuce and other ingredients are excellent supporting … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes

Thanksgiving Dessert Recipes - Honey Glazed Korean Pears in Wonton Crisps with Cinnamon Cream

From unique and delicious twists on favorite classic Thanksgiving pies, to perfectly fall- spiced apples and pears for the holiday -- there's a dessert here to wow every guest at your table.Here are my top ten Thanksgiving dessert recipes!  (And yes, there's chocolate, too!) Click on the title or image to get each … [Read more...]

Best Thanksgiving Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Sides: Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels Sprouts Recipe

From delicious and unique casseroles to scrumptious twists on all of the classics, all of these recipes will totally wow your holiday guests!Here are my top ten Thanksgiving side dishes!  Click on the title or image to get each recipe . . . Prosciutto Cranberry Brussels SproutsRed Wine Braised Pearl Onions & … [Read more...]

Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Pie Recipe with Gluten-Free Pecan-Walnut Crust

Chai Spiced Butternut Squash Pie with Gluten-Free Pecan-Walnut Crust -- This pie tastes like the perfect blend of pecan pie and pumpkin pie. Only it's neither one and even better!

This pie tastes like the perfect blend of pecan pie and pumpkin pie -- only it's neither one and even better!I remember the Thanksgiving when I was in culinary school.  I was in my third month of the pastry course, and I made pie after pie for my family's feast.  Each one was more elaborate and prettier than the next.I … [Read more...]

Halloween Treats and Desserts

Frankenstein Marshmallos for Halloween

Here are a few adorable and tasty Halloween treats that are super fun for kids or ideal to bring to a party. The truth is, I'm not really into Halloween. (GASP!)  Sure, for the past 11 years, since my first son was born, I've rallied and done everything from painting my face, to making homemade costumes.  I even have a … [Read more...]

Quick and Easy Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe

Ginger Mashed Sweet Potatoes Recipe - This quick and easy sweet potato side dish is perfect for fall and lovely for Thanksgiving! It's creamy, rich and packed with warm flavors.

This quick and easy vegetarian, sweet potato side dish is perfect for fall and lovely for Thanksgiving!  It's creamy, rich and packed with warm flavors.If you've been following my recipes and blog for a while, you know my passions in life are family and food, and that most of my days are composed of creating recipes, … [Read more...]

Chipotle Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

Chocolate Chipotle Smoky Bacon Brisket Chili Recipe

This is not a sponsored post. Melissa's Produce sent me their Steamed Red Kidney Beans for recipe testing. Precooked, with a super smooth texture, they're a delicious addition to this chili.  All opinions are my own, and as always, I only work with products I like and want to share with my readers."When you're … [Read more...]

8 Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

8 Interesting Crazy Delicious French Fry Recipes!

It's National French Fry Day and the party is not over -- there are a few hours left, at least in my time zone. ;-)   We have to celebrate, right!?Did you know there's a food holiday every single day of the year?  It's true, and kinda funny, if you ask me -- but who am I not to celebrate food!?  I mean, come … [Read more...]

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

Last-Minute 4th of July BBQ Menu!

So it's late afternoon on the 3rd of July and you might not know what to make for your 4th of July guests yet.  Do not fear!  I'm here to help. ;-)  Here's an awesome four course menu that you can easily pull off, and you will totally impress your guests!  As long as you can handle fighting the crowds at the market, … [Read more...]