Spring Brown Rice Risotto

Risotto is my favorite comfort food.  Its a little fussy, sure.  But totally worth the wait. Normally its made with a very short grain arborio rice, but I decided to try to make it with a healthier brown rice and it actually turned out just as good.  It takes longer, so its no quick weeknight…

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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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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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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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Balsamic Roasted Brussel Sprouts

I know this is the nations most hated vegetable.  But I am here to defend it! I believe its gotten a bad rap through poor cooking methods, and trashy rumor mongering.  I am here to set the record straight. There is actually a website out there devoted to brussel sprouts.  There is probably more than…

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Cheddar and Chive Biscuits

Here is a little something to start your weekend off right.  These things are addictive!  I have made them three times in the last two weeks.  They go with soup perfectly, and frankly make a great late night snack.  I made them with my Roasted Winter Squash Soup last week… Then they went great with…

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Classic Tomato and Cucumber Salad

Anyone have an overabundance of tomatoes in their garden?  If so, I am completely jealous!  Our garden has yet to produce much, aside from copious amounts of mint.  But I hear tell that it is tomato season, and I see evidence of it at the farmer’s markets recently.  Beautiful bright red romas, colorful heirlooms.  My…

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