Holiday-Thanksgiving

oven roasted potato medley {with sweet chipotle crema}

Oven roasting vegetables really brings out the natural, earthy flavors of each individual vegetable and nothing benefits from oven roasting more than the humble potato. Here I’ve added sweet potatoes to the russets, sprinkled in some cozy spices and topped everything off with a spicy, zesty chipotle crema. You could serve this as a side…

sir isaac newton’s spiced apple chutney

The house smells like cooking. Pungent garlic mixed with creamy butter for baked garlic bread, the rich, sweet, seductive scent of chocolate in our fresh batch of chocolate chip cookies that has just emerged from the oven, the green, fruity smell of unfiltered olive oil, boiled whole grain pasta and the sharp scent of fresh…

captain morgan spiced rum pumpkin glazed turkey drummies with oven roasted cranberry compote {#CaptainsTable}

Hello, Friends! This is my first recipe for the Captain’s Table recipe challenge, and I just love how it turned out. It’s a definite twist on the traditional Thanksgiving fare. It’s sweet, smoky, spicy and flavorful. If you’ve never tried brining turkey before, you’re in for a treat. This extra step requires a little extra…

woolworth’s lunch counter hot turkey salad

Today I woke up feeling a little bit oogie and didn’t really want to get out of bed. Ho hum. I got up anyway, took a couple ibuprofen (maybe I need to buy a new pillow)…made a pot of tea… took a leisurely bath… and used some lavender scented moisturizing oil (that I usually scent…

savory apple stuffing chicken

This is one of those dishes I’ve never shared because it’s so easy I just assumed everyone already knew about it. It’s loosely adapted from a recipe I got off the back of a Stove Top Stuffing box. I played with the recipe, doctored it a smidge, and made it my own. If you’re in…

crock pot apple cobbler with salted caramel

Such pretty, crisp, sunny autumn days we’re experiencing here in the Mississippi river valley. Saturday’s apple orchard jaunt, and yesterdays dinner on the patio of a favorite restaurant, were perfect. I’ve been doing even MORE crock pot cooking and am actually done for awhile now. This apple cobbler with salted caramel was a wonderfully sweet…