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November 2015

Plates Sides

Roasted Potatoes & Rainbow Carrots

THANKSGIVING IS TOMORROW!! I absolutely can’t believe how fast this month has flown by! I am so excited for this holiday though. It combines some of my favorite things in life; family, friends, and food! By now you probably have your thanksgiving menu all planned…

November 25, 2015
3 Ingredient Roasted Duck
Entrees Plates

Roasted Thanksgiving Duck

I know, I know. Thanksgiving is ALL about the turkey. The talk of the town. Everyone is expecting a big, fat, juicy turkey on Thanksgiving. But can we, just for a second here, address the minority of us who don’t love turkey? Now don’t…

November 23, 2015
Desserts Plates

Easy Candied Pecans

These candied pecans are so delicious and versatile! Use them to top off your desserts (like this incredible pumpkin cheesecake), wrap them up in pretty packages and give them as holiday gifts, use them in salads, or set them out as snacks when company is…

November 19, 2015
Cakes Desserts Plates

Creamy Pumpkin Cheesecake w/ Vanilla Whipped Cream

This creamy pumpkin cheesecake has become a family staple for us in the past years. Although the more traditional pumpkin pie is delicious, we prefer this upgraded classic. I love that you can make this the day before thanksgiving so there is one less thing…

November 18, 2015
Plates Sides

White Wine Mushroom Gravy

I used to not be a gravy person. Images of odd-colored, lumpy, and thick goop came to mind at the mention of it. But that all changed the year my sister Olga made this white wine mushroom gravy for the first time. It was Thanksgiving…

November 17, 2015
Parties This&That

7 Ways To Be A Better Host

I still remember being a little girl and watching my Mom bustle around the house preparing for guests. There was always something delicious cooking…and always a big batch so that everyone would have plenty to eat. I also remember the excitement of having people stop…

November 13, 2015
Places Seattle

8 Tips for A Weekend in Seattle

Raised in California, I moved to the Pacific Northwest eight years ago when I got married and I’ve enjoyed playing tourist in my own town ever since. I like to think of myself as a city girl at heart, so Seattle outings are a…

November 10, 2015
Entrees Plates

7 Steps For the Perfect Beef Roast

One of my favorite things to cook is meat. If you’ve ever been to my house for dinner, chances are you’ve seen me fill the kitchen with smoke as I sear, broil, or flambé. But that’s just what cooking meat is. You can’t be…

November 6, 2015
Birthday Parties Parties

DIY Airplane Birthday Party

This has been an eventful week for me, to say the least. Two birthday parties, two dinner parties, a football game, book club, and community group. All but two were at our home. I am exhausted, but had an incredible week. So let’s talk…

November 5, 2015
Plates Sides

Shallot and Red Wine Cream Sauce

This sauce is fairly simple and absolutely delicious! I love to serve it with any kind of beef dish, or simply as a fancy gravy to go over mashed potatoes. I’ve been playing around with this recipe for some time now and this is…

November 5, 2015