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

Thanksgiving Tips – Checklist – Recipes

Thanksgiving Tips, Checklist & RecipesNine Thanksgiving Tips for a Stress-Free Holiday

Such a great holiday celebrating family, friends and food. Lots of glorious food. Yet the anxiety and pressure to get that food on the table on time and beautifully presented often blurs the gratitude aspect of Thanksgiving. With a bit of planning, even the cook(s) will enjoy a relatively calm and relaxed Thanksgiving Day. Continue reading

Roasted Sweet Potatoes and Yams – Thank You, Yotam Ottolenghi

Roasted Sweet Potatoes & Yams w/ Scallions, Chile & Balsamic ReductionRoasted Sweet Potatoes and Yams Dressed Up for Dinner with Scallions, Chili & Balsamic Reduction

These are the most vibrant and complex-flavored roasted sweet potatoes and yams that I’ve ever tasted. Each bite of soft and crispy sweet potato laced with a balsamic reduction and savory green onions Continue reading