Winter Fruit & Feta Salad with Cranberry Balsamic Dressing


I’ve told you, oh, about eleventy billion time how much I love salad with fruit and cheese.  Well, just because the cold weather is here doesn’t mean I stop eating my salads, especially for lunch.  I just switch up what I put in them.  While in the summer, you’ll find lots of berries and cherries… 

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Individual Crustless Pumpkin Pies (aka Pumpkin Custards)


I know I know I know…  according to Rule #987539875 in the Food Bloggers Handbook I was supposed to post pumpkin pie recipes at least 3 days prior to Thanksgiving. Well, I would have done that except for one little bitty teeny tiny thing… OK, actually that sort of just an excuse.  I didn’t actually… 

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Soul Warming Butternut Squash Soup for #SundaySupper – #HelpingHands for #HurricaneSandy Relief


The #SundaySupper Group is amazing!  Isabel, aka Family Foodie, our fearless leader, is often asking us for theme suggestions.  When it was suggested to do a #SundaySupper to help get the word out about relief efforts for Hurricane Sandy victims, the crew jumped in.  As a Jersey girl to the core (minus the big hair),… 

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3-Ingredient Cranberry Balsamic Dressing & other ideas for leftover Cranberry Sauce


Happy Thanksgiving Everyone! I hope you are all having a relaxing day enjoying time with family and/or friends, and feasting on amazing food!  I have so much to be thankful for.  The Hubby is incredibly patient and supportive, despite pregnancy hormones making me more moody and lazy than usual, and even more emotional.  The Bug… 

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Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese – November #RecipeRedux


Are you looking for a lighter, perhaps slightly more elegant alternative to the classic green bean casserole for your Thanksgiving or Christmas menus?  Then try my Shallot & Balsamic Glazed Green Beans with Goat Cheese.

@FoodsFromChile #NowInSeason Dinner with Full Belly Sisters (@FullBellySis)


Did you know that Chile is one of the most fertile growing regions in the world?  That the food industry in Chile is committed to growing the freshest, healthiest, brightest, tastiest produce?  Or that Chile is a major producer of clementines and avocados?  And they make amazing olive oil and wine?  Hmm, or how about… 

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Cranberry BBQ Turkey Stuffed Sweet Potatoes for #SundaySupper #Thanksgiving #Leftovers


I loves me a good turkey sandwich.  The day after Thanksgiving, I love to mix some leftover cranberry sauce and mayo, spread it on cinnamon raisin or wheat toast, then slap on several slices of leftover turkey.  But when we were challenged to come up with a dish using Thanksgiving leftovers for #SundaySupper, I wanted… 

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Friday Fun! 11-16-12


Well, I tried a few different things for my Friday posts, but I really loved doing Friday Fun, where I gave you a glimpse into our lives, share some of my favorite food finds of the week, and talk about what has been and will be on the blog.  So it’s back, as often as… 

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Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce


A personal and family favorite, this Cinnamon & Orange Scented Cranberry Sauce will make your kitchen smell amazing while it cooks, and it has so much more flavor than the stuff in a can. Undoubtedly every family has stories about Thanksgiving mishaps.  We certainly have our share.  Nothing epic, like setting the house on fire… 

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What’s in the Lunchbox Wednesday 11-14-12


The Bug started pre-school this year, so I am packing lunches for the first time.  I actually packed my lunch for most of junior high and high school, as well as for work, since I was never a fan of cafeteria food.  Well, except in college.  And no, I am not showing you the photos… 

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Cranberry Cider Gravy with Pork Chops (#glutenfree)


I know this is almost un-American, but typically, I am just not a gravy girl.  Maybe it is because nobody in my family really makes gravy.  For Thanksgiving, we just buy a bunch of jars of that gloppy excuse for turkey gravy.  Geez, I think that stuff could be used to spackle holes in drywall…. 

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Pumpkin Maple Spice Granola Bars – #SundaySupper Gifts from the Kitchen (#gluten free #vegan)


Oh, I am too excited for words!!  MY.FIRST.NEW.RECIPE.SINCE.JULY!!!!!  And it is for a #SundaySupper.  So happy to be rejoining that wonderful group, and returning to the blogosphere after an extended absence.  We will talk more about that in the days and weeks and months to come.  But for now – Christmas!! I know I know… 

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