Roasted Butternut Squash Gingerbread Recipe

Roasted Butternut Squash Ginger Bread Recipe -

This year we had a smaller Thanksgiving than usual and it was lovely -- warm, peaceful and intimate.  Eleven of us fit around my parents' beautiful dining room table, candles lit, kids giggling, dogs under the table, and my dad carving the turkey.  It was perfect -- except for one thing . . .Circumstances were … [Read more...]

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter

Roasted Butternut Squash Sage Butter |

I know, it's a little bit redundant.  I could hardly call butternut squash a "nut" squash, though.I absolutely love blending delicious flavors into butter -- you can do this with almost anything, and then use it on almost anything.  (This is called a compound butter.) Imagine the flavors of earthy sage, sweet … [Read more...]

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

Gluten-Free Spiced Cranberry Sauce Corn Muffin Recipe

These gluten-free muffins are the best way ever to use your leftover Thanksgiving cranberry sauce!I'm always surprised that the morning after the Thanksgiving feast, I wake up hungry.  In fact, starving.  What's up with that!?These are quick and easy muffins that you can whip up with your leftover cranberry sauce, … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving with Blueberries, Riojas and the Best Trifle Ever!

Thanksgiving with Blueberries and Rioja | Cooking On The Weekends

Why are cranberries the official berry for Thanksgiving?  I don't know the answer, but what I do know is that blueberries are moving in on that territory.  And with good reason! Last week I was invited to a pre-Thanksgiving feast hosted by Erika Kerekes of In Erika’s Kitchen, sponsored by the US Highbush Blueberry … [Read more...]

Sweet & Savory Skellig Potato Bites with Cranberry-Pecan Caramelized Onions

Sweet and Savory Skellig Cheddar Potato Bites  | Cooking On The Weekends

I used to feel like Thanksgiving wouldn't be the Thanksgiving I knew and loved, if we didn't celebrate in the home I grew up in.  The home my parents still live in, and where most of the Thanksgivings of my life were spent.My parents' home invites Thanksgiving like no other.  The whole family filled the living … [Read more...]

Spiced Cranberry Sauce Recipe for the Holidays


After I eat something sweet, I crave something salty.After I eat something salty, I crave something sweet.And my favorite?  Sweet and salty all in one bite!This is exactly why I think adding cranberry sauce to your holiday spread is such a brilliant idea.(It's also exactly why I love salty … [Read more...]

Thanksgiving Sides: Red Wine Braised Chestnuts and Pearl Onions


One of my favorite food memories is when I'd open the front door to my house and immediately take in the incredible aroma of my mom sautéing onions.Seems like she was always sautéing onions.  They would go in almost everything she cooked.  They still do.My mom orders, "double onion" on pizza, chicken Tikka, … [Read more...]