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A must for Thanksgiving! A wonderful thick glaze surrounds rounds of yams with a cinnamon essence. A healthier lightened- up recipe! A beautifully sticky glaze that’s not too sweet. The trick: reduce Fresh Apple Cider!
Sometimes I’m craving One Pan Cooking!
Chicken, Delicata Squash Rings and Shallots roast in the oven and produces a delicious simple dinner.
Delicious and loaded with healthy ingredients with tips on how to cook a pumpkin and make homemade Pumpkin Puree.
Delicious and creamy – chock full of nutrients Simple to prepare, just 3 main ingredients! – plus salt & pepper and parsley. Browned Butter – also called beurre noisette, named because it smells like hazelnuts and has a similar nutty color, plus a nutty, toasted flavor. It enhances the flavor of almost everything!
The perfect side dish for Thanksgiving and the Holidays! Full of color & flavor – can be made early in the day. Vegan. Sauté Haricot Verts in a hot skillet to blacken the edges. Add Garlic Chips, Shiitake “Bacon”, Toasted Almonds, Pomegranate Seeds and Za’atar Seasoning.
Taking Comfort Food to a Whole New Level! Italian Pasta Shells Stuffed with Fresh Ricotta Cheese, Smoked Mozzarella, Roasted Pumpkin, Fresh Spinach, Shiitake Mushrooms in a Creamy Lightened-Up Alfredo Sauce. Delizioso!
A Creamy & Chunky Soup with a Coconut Cream Swirl and Hatch Chiles… very comforting and healthy! Perfect for weekdays, special enough for company and holidays. Many types of winter squashes make glorious soups. I recently picked up some Acorn Squash and thought – maybe an underdog squash for soup… is butternut squash really superior? […]
A salad to “fall” in love with! Starring Fall ingredients like Radicchio, Pink Pearl Apples, Pink Radishes, Delicate Squash and teamed with Chèvre Cheese and Pistachios. There are endless ways to compile a Fall Salad ~ first think what’s in season, the flavors you like, multiple textures and colors.
A quick syrup that transforms a glass of bubbly Prosecco or Champagne. Made with Cranberry, Pomegranate and Orange juices and warm spices
What’s better than homemade macaroni and cheese? Here’s a recipe that is creamy, rich and has a crunchy topping that is irresistible! (Awesome Gluten-Free option too.) Adding cubes of Butternut Squash and Apples makes for an interesting, updated Fall Macaroni and Cheese. Adds interest and depth of flavor. Italian Chiocciole shaped pasta or Italian Gluten-Free Penne […]
This easy to prepare fall dessert is bursting with harvest flavors: fruit is blanketed with a crisp cinnamon, pecan and oat layer. Vegan, gluten-free and irresistible!
Spring Asparagus teams with Black Beans, Goat Cheese and Sautéed Apples inside these Corn Tortilla Taquitos. Serve them with a Tomatillo Salsa Verde for ultimate meal or appetizer!
My favorite applesauce, a little apple peel adds a touch of pink color!
A recipe for Detox – Pump up you servings of fruits, vegetables and grains…naturally
These “fanned” sweet potatoes simply bake in the oven with a syrupy, maple glaze. Tuck garlic in the crevices and sprinkle with fresh rosemary. I love adding a touch of grated, aged gouda cheese on top – your Thanksgiving company will scream”YUM!” These delicious potatoes just look fancy – but are actually easy to pull together. Hasselback […]
Brussel sprouts will cook quicker when cut in fourths, with each edge caramelizing a bit. The spiced candied pecans add a touch of crunch and sweetness.
The perfect Cranberry Sauce – chunky, tart-sweet and loaded with fresh pineapple and a touch of ginger
A flavorful, healthy Thanksgiving soup with Kabocha Squash. For a larger batch – and to feed a crowd, simply double the recipe. For Vegan: Saute vegetables in Earth Balance or Coconut Oil and use Vegetable Broth.
A Restaurant Quality Salad! A creative mix of Butter Lettuce, Roasted Green Beans, Aged Italian Cheese, Pistachios, Figs and Watermelon Radish with a Pickled Radish & Apple Dressing. Simply Delicious.
A wonderful soup to master, and eat everyday in cooler weather. A meal in a bowl! Hearty and Healthy.
A modern Fall Cajun and Creole style stew – with wonderful vibrant flavors. Étouffée is a French word which means “smothered,” and is typically served over rice.
A spiced apple cake dotted with chunks of apples topped with a generous height of crunchy streusel. Go a step further and add caramelized apples and a dripping caramel sauce to each slice. A gluten-free option too!
Use leftover ingredients from your holiday feast.. everything but the Turkey! Make my cranberry vinaigrette and serve drizzled over fresh lettuces with the frittata.
A simple stuffing with a great well rounded flavor. Try different varieties of breads to produce unique textures.
Break open the heads of garlic and roast the cloves in the oven, then push out the softened garlic from their papery skins.
A classic pie which is not too sweet due to the natural flavors of the apple cider reduction in the filling. Try a shortbread crust, easy to prepare with a tender, melt-in-your-mouth texture.