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Lemon Garlic Roasted Green Beans

Lemon Garlic Roasted Green Beans

| November 9, 2013 | 9 Comments

Give your Thanksgiving side dishes a little extra oomph this year. These zesty Lemon Garlic Roasted Green Beans are tender and fragrant — and absolutely delicious. We are two weeks and six days from Thanksgiving. Not that I am counting of course … but seriously, I can’t wait. The food! The family! The football! And […]

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Apple Gingerbread Bars (Christmas Cookies)

Apple Gingerbread Bars (Christmas Cookies)

| November 8, 2013 | 2 Comments

Apple pie meets gingerbread men in these fabulous, easy Apple Gingerbread Bars — perfect Christmas cookies for holiday baking. This recipe was created for my client, Pillsbury, but all opinions are my own. Like most kids, if my two littles had their way, we’d be digging into dessert every night. We don’t by any stretch, […]

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Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles (You’ll Love These Thanksgiving Leftovers!)

Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles (You’ll Love These Thanksgiving Leftovers!)

| November 6, 2013 | 7 Comments

I am a member of the Collective Bias® Social Fabric® Community. This shop has been compensated as part of a social shopper insights study for Collective Bias and its client. Looking for a quick and easy side dish for Thanksgiving? These Mini Sweet Potato Casseroles are perfect — and, for sweet potato lovers like me, […]

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Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce

| November 4, 2013 | 15 Comments

This quick and easy last-minute appetizer recipe for Roasted Shrimp Cocktail with Spicy Sriracha Cocktail Sauce was created for the Whole Foods Market Thanksgiving Table series with Kitchen PLAY. All opinions are my own. There are some people who have their Thanksgiving menu finalized in October, their shopping list all prepared and their table set […]

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Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples (The American Diabetes Association Vegetarian Cookbook)

| September 30, 2013 | 8 Comments

This post about a quick and easy recipe for Pan Seared Shredded Brussels Sprouts and Apples is sponsored by the ADA in conjunction with Kitchen PLAY. You may already know this. Or maybe not. But for five years, beginning in my mid-high school years, I was a vegetarian. And I loved it. It all started […]

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More Than 30 Recipes for Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers in New Ways

More Than 30 Recipes for Enjoying Thanksgiving Leftovers in New Ways

| November 23, 2012 | 8 Comments

Hope you had a wonderful, happy and delicious Thanksgiving yesterday! Ours was just perfect — filled with family, ridiculous amounts of food and our favorite traditions (like going around the table and all saying what we’re thankful for). Our table was overflowing with nine side dishes, a juicy rotisserie turkey and a crave-worthy gravy. And […]

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

| November 21, 2012 | 4 Comments

It feels like just yesterday, the kids and I were settling in back at our house after a summer spent in the sand and surf. Now, all of a sudden, we’re bundling up and staring down the holidays. Where’d the time go? Tomorrow’s dinner is already in production. Two side dishes are made. A third […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: 3 Ways to Save Money on Your Meal

| November 20, 2012 | 3 Comments

The kids and I are about to hit the grocery store for our Thanksgiving supplies. But first, I have a few tips for how you can eat well without overspending this Thanksgiving. 1. Pay attention to price tags It’s easy to glance at price tags and only see the big numbers. But a closer look […]

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Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

Thanksgiving Menu Planning Do’s and Don’ts (And My Thanksgiving Menu 2012)

| November 19, 2012 | 2 Comments

Three days to Thanksgiving! Are you ready? Listen, even if you aren’t all planned, purchased and prepped yet, it’s okay. You can totally do this. Just sit down and make a list of the dishes you want to serve. Next, gather the recipes and make a list of what you need (be sure to note […]

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Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

Stress-Free Thanksgiving: Buttery Garlic Asiago Crescents

| November 17, 2012 | 3 Comments

When I arrived at my children’s school yesterday for a parent-teacher conference, the teacher’s aide from my daughter’s class was waiting in the hallway to give the teacher something. She’s a kind woman, closer to my mother’s age than my own, who bears a striking resemblance to my friend Elayne who passed last year. I […]

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