Cranberry Fluff Salad

Tis the season for everything cranberry. These tart little guys make a starring appearance in this delicious retro salad. For years I’ve love Watergate salad (Ever since my MIL served it years ago) and this is very similar, but a little more festive. It’s sweet and tart; the mini marshmallows and homemade vanilla whipped topping…

Pumpkin Pie

“But their eyes got filmy, watery, misty when we handed them a slice of pie. Pie was memory. Nostalgia. Pie made people recall simpler, maybe happier times.” -Judith Fertig Food is wrapped up in memories; it has the power to bring you back to a moment in time where your senses go into overdrive. When…

Cranberry Sauce

Thanksgiving week has arrived! I cannot wait to spend the better part of this week with those who are near and dear to me. I’m certainly grateful for a short work week and enjoying my favorite meal of the year. What are your Thanksgiving plans? I made this traditional cranberry sauce which is a wonderful…

Apple Cranberry Crumble Pie

I think any time is right for pie, but Thanksgiving is the quintessential occasion for it. There is something comforting about pie- perhaps it’s the time and effort poured in. You can imagine the work it took to create such a fine dessert. Fall produce are abundant and I thought apple and cranberry would pair…

Roasted Brussel Sprouts with Dried Cranberries

It wasn’t until a couple years ago that I actually tried Brussel sprouts. Something about those tiny cabbages didn’t sit well with me, but the older I get, the more adventurous I become with food. Roasting veggies is my favorite because the caramelization adds a wonderful sweetness to any variety of vegetables. Brussel sprouts pair…

Sweet Potato Casserole

It’s hard to believe that Thanksgiving will be here next week. Have you started meal planning the big feast? I’m in charge of dessert this year, but I wanted to share a few side dishes this week. The sides are my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner. My mom and aunt always feature an assortment of…

Fall Centerpiece {Vol. 2}

Today, I wanted to share another centerpiece idea for your Thanksgiving tabletop. If you have a surplus of seasonal produce, you can create a bountiful focal point. Utilizing natural elements helps tie in the seasons and can be multi-purposed. Once the celebration is over, you can eat the food or make little gift basket favors…

Pear + Cranberry GaletteĀ 

Fresh pie is one of the greatest treats out there. It utilizes seasonal fruits and when you make a rustic crust, it comes together quickly and looks like a show stopper. You can opt to make your own crust or purchase premade. I do whatever’s convenient in the moment.  The sweet pears combine with the…

Simple Fall Centerpiece

The holidays are approaching quickly and I thought over the next few weeks I’d share a few centerpiece ideas, to be used on your  Thanksgiving table. This centerpiece is inspired by the leaves hitting their peak, changing colors.  When creating a centerpiece you what to make a focal point- I reused empty liquor bottles that…