Cranberry Apple Ginger Chutney – Tart, Sweet, Gingery Good

Cranberry Apple Ginger ChutneyCranberry Apple Ginger Chutney for Thanksgiving and Beyond

Thanksgiving just wouldn’t be the same without tart, sweet and luscious red cranberries on the table. Be they cranberry sauce, relish or chutney. Intensely flavored Triple-Delish Cranberry Sauce has graced our holiday table for many years. This year it has its first serious competition. Continue reading

Thanksgiving – More Joy, Less Stress

Thanksgiving – More Joy, Less StressThanksgiving Tips, Recipes and Checklist

Thanksgiving on your mind? It’s been on my mind as I prepared for and then taught a cooking class this past Saturday. The class centered around ways to have more joy and less stress leading up to and during Thanksgiving Day. Today I share with you these same timesaving and stress-reducing tips along with Continue reading

Sweet Potato Leek Soup with Fresh Spinach

Sweet Potato Leek Soup with Fresh SpinachSweet Potato Leek Soup – Creamy & Chunky

Three gorgeous long, white leeks and a five-pound bag of organic yams gave me an idea. I’d make my favorite Country-Style Leek & Potato Soup with sweet potatoes and yams instead of russets and Yukon golds. Until I looked online, I was sure this was an original idea. Continue reading

Winter Squash Spread – Savory-Sweet & Tasty, Too

Winter Squash Spread – Savory-Sweet & Tasty, TooWinter Squash Spread – What’s in a Name?

Hummus is having an identity crisis.

Hummus means chickpeas
I didn’t realize what a stickler for “tradition” I’d become. The last straw, so to speak, came after making a recipe called “Squash Hummus.” It sounded interesting so I tried it. Only to be completely surprised. Hummus it was not. Continue reading

Roasted Delicata Squash, Purple Onions & Tahini Sauce

Roasted Delicata Squash & Purple Onions w/ Tahini SauceRoasted Delicata Squash & Friends—Made for Holiday Meals

A family favorite for at least a month now. Ever since I saw it among the New York Times’ Thanksgiving recipes. It was love at first sight. The two beautiful delicata squash on my kitchen counter took to this new recipe famously with their tender skin and sweet flesh. Continue reading

Give Thanks

Give ThanksGive Thanks for Unknown Blessings Already on Their Way.

Native American Prayer

We increase our joy, create loving relationships and improve our health through the simple act of expressing gratitude. The more we give thanks, the more we have to be thankful for. Continue reading

Maple Pumpkin Flan

Maple Pumpkin Flan Guests with Allergies . . . Serve Gluten & Dairy-Free Maple Pumpkin Flan

“What’s Thanksgiving without pumpkin pie?” So read the note I received last year from a friend in Florida asking for help. What dessert could she serve to her two gluten-sensitive nieces for Thanksgiving Dinner? I suggested she bake my Perfectly Delicious Maple Pumpkin Pie as a custard. Continue reading