happy holidays 2018

happy holidays 2018

Dearest Readers, This year has been full of so many delicious recipes and memorable moments. Thank you so much to all of you who have been here in 2018. First of all, if you are still looking for a couple of ideas for this weekend and Christmas next week, here are a...
how to cook mussels

how to cook mussels

If you’re wondering how to cook mussels, then you’re in the right place. Maybe you’ve heard the term “de-beard” but have no idea what that means. Good news: Today I have a complete primer on the easiest way to cook fresh mussels. Plus how...
butternut squash lasagna

butternut squash lasagna

Behold your future go-to recipe for guests: Butternut Squash Lasagna. Not only is it totally impressive, I’d even say a real show stopper, but it can be made a day or two ahead and then just popped in the oven before your guests arrive. How easy is that!...
chicken and rice casserole

chicken and rice casserole

I’m not going to tell you that you’ll like this from-scratch (NO CANNED SOUP) Chicken and Rice Casserole. No, I am not. Instead I am going to tell you that you are going to fall head over heels, like tell everyone that you know, sing from the rooftops, in...
spicy deviled eggs

spicy deviled eggs

Grab a dozen eggs, and get boiling, because these Spicy Sriracha Deviled Eggs are just what your holiday celebration needs! I mean it. If you serve these spicy devlied eggs at your next party, they will make everyone so happy everyone will forget about fighting about...
cranberry crumb bars

cranberry crumb bars

Cranberry Crumb Bars with Coconut and Clementine are an all time favorite baking recipe for a Christmas dessert or afternoon snack and any time around the winter holidays. These Cranberry Crumb Bars were originally published here on November 20th 2012, and adapted...
jam thumbprint cookies

jam thumbprint cookies

I can’t wait for you to try these healthy holiday Jam Thumbprint Cookies. They have the flavors of a Linzer Torte (raspberry and almond) and make the perfect classic Christmas Cookie! I originally shared this recipe on December 2, 2014. I have updated the images...
roasted broccoli and cauliflower with cheese

roasted broccoli and cauliflower with cheese

I’m going to let you in on a secret right from the get-go: The key to making roasted broccoli and cauliflower with cheese is to line a sheet pan with foil first. That helps catch any melted cheese that drips off the veggies and make clean up much easier. I have...
simple sautéed swiss chard

simple sautéed swiss chard

Who are my Swiss Chard lovers? If you love Swiss Chard you will fall head over heels for this Simple Sautéed Swiss Chard Recipe. It is so easy to prepare, and only 80 calories per serving. Naturally vegan and only 7 grams net carbs per serving.  If you are stuck in...
chicken and brussels sprouts sheet pan dinner

chicken and brussels sprouts sheet pan dinner

Repeat after me: Winner, Winner, Chicken and Brussels Sprouts Sheet Pan Dinner! That has a nice ring to it doesn’t it? Add in a bit of seasoning, balsamic vinegar and pure maple syrup and you have a new favorite fall or winter comfort food meal in the making! It...
easy smashed red potatoes

easy smashed red potatoes

Looking for something a little different from traditional mashed potatoes for your Holiday table this season? These Easy Smashed Red Potatoes really fit the bill. They are super easy to make! Simply steam small red potatoes, then mash them with with their skin on,...
no corn syrup maple pecan tart

no corn syrup maple pecan tart

This No-Corn Syrup Maple Pecan Tart with dried cherries and dark rum is a twist on pecan pie for Thanksgiving and the winter holidays.  I originally developed this recipe for the 2011 Thanksgiving issue of EatingWell Magazine and shared it on November 8, 2013. I have...

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