Rich and Hearty Cauliflower Soup

I am a total sucker for any type of soup.  When the weather starts to get even the tiniest hint of frost, I’ve got my dutch oven out, and soup is on the menu. My go to soups are gumbo, chili, red lentil, chicken noodle, and roasted squash.  I  might just have to add this to…

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Florabella Action Sets for Photoshop Give Your Pictures an Extra Flair!

I just shared about these on my photography blog, http://heathersegars.wordpress.com, and thought some of you might be interested as well. I just bought some new actions to use in Photoshop for some different looks on my images.  They really give a whimsical and dreamy look that I enjoy. For any other photographers out there, they are Florabella’s…

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Happy Thanksgiving Weekend To Everyone!

I had the most amazing four day weekend, I cannot even begin to tell you!  But you know me, I have to try… Thanksgiving was a small affair with my parents and brother’s family.  It was laid back and delicious.  I can’t wait to share with you these carrots we had (recipe coming soon)! Friday…

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Some Recipes To Use Up Those Thanksgiving Leftovers

OK, I realize that tomorrow is Thanksgiving, so you haven’t gotten here yet.  But I’m here to think ahead for you!  And leftovers are always a highlight for me on Thanksgiving.  I love that late night turkey sandwich with huge pieces of turkey, dense rolls and tart cranberry sauce.  My mouth is watering… I guess…

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Smashed Sweet Potato Casserole

Sweet Potatoes were always my favorite side.  I know I might be in the minority on this one. I love the contrast of sweet and savory, and the sugary crunch of the brown sugar topping.  And who doesn’t love that beautiful orange color? I found these years ago from Ina Garten, of Barefoot Contessa Fame.…

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How to Cook a Turkey and a Recipe for Orange Glazed Turkey

I roasted my first turkey in 2000.  I’ve made about 20 turkeys since then, using a variety of recipes and methods.  But I keep coming back to the one I used that very first Thanksgiving. I had no idea what I was doing, and figured out what to do from a magazine and an old…

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New England Stuffing with Sausage, Apples, and Cranberries

We had a “Friendsgiving” last night with some great new friends, and I can’t wait to share everything with you!  Here is a little taste of our meal… Today I’m going to share about our stuffing, it was amazing!  Tomorrow is “How to Roast a Turkey” and this gorgeous Orange Turkey Recipe.  Then I’ll share…

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Homemade Cranberry Pomegranate Sauce

Cranberry sauce is a misunderstood condiment.  Too many of us have experienced the jelly-like canned variety, with its lines from living inside that can too long.  But the real thing, it is incredible! First of all, it is the least fussy thing you will make this Thanksgiving.  You basically throw it into a pot and…

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Getting Ready for Thanksgiving…

Anyone hosting Thanksgiving this year?  I am sad to say that I am not.  I hosted my first Thanksgiving before Dan and I were even dating.  I absolutely LOVE it!  The decorating, the planning, the lists, the grocery shopping, and then the cooking.  Oh how I adore the cooking! I’m preparing a little early Thanksgiving…

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Cauliflower and Brussel Sprout Gratin

This is another win for brussel sprouts!  Cauliflower has a bad wrap too, so let me plead with you to try this.  It is incredible!  I think I drooled a little the first time I tried it.  I know I ooohed and aaahed over this thing until my husband was wondering if I needed to…

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