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 squash, and […]

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party Recipes

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With just a few more days before Christmas, and  about a week before New Year’s Eve, we’re starting to write shopping lists and plan the cooking! I love a delicious Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre party!  One to two bites, pretty colors, easy to handle and a burst of flavor.  A perfect hors d’oeuvre should have these […]

Thanksgiving Recipes: Sweet Potato Soup, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie & Everything In Between

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I haven’t quite sorted out all of our Thanksgiving details yet, but a few things I know for sure. I know I’ll be with people I love, there will be a roaring fire in the fireplace, and I know I’m making Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey and Pecan Crusted, Spiced Caramel Pumpkin Pie. by

Holiday Hors D’Oeuvre Party!

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People ask me for catering recommendations all the time. I always say the same thing — Garrick & Miller Fine Catering (mrsjam30@aol.com)!  Always! Their food is unbelievably delicious and simply beautiful.  And they happen to be two of the loveliest people I know! While Grrick & Miller cater all types of parties, their specialty is […]

Thanksgiving Recipe: Smoky Paprika-Bacon Roasted Turkey

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As you know from yesterday’s Cornbread Stuffing recipe, Thanksgiving is full of wonderful food memories for me — and it happens to be my favorite holiday!  After all, it’s all about food! I go nuts with the turkey, and I love the entire process.  If time permits,  I highly recommend brining your turkey.  Brining will […]

Rosemary Honey Turkey Meatball Recipe

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Good things come in small packages.  That’s what I’ve always been told, and that’s what my kids will always be told, too.  (I’m 5-feet, 1-3/4-inches on my tippy-toes.) Coincidentally, I love small plates and little bites.  I absolutely love a ton of flavor, perfect textures, and cuteness packed into one delicious bite.  This is why […]

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