• Apple Bacon and Goat Cheese Salad

    Apple Bacon and Goat Cheese Salad

    When you see the description you probably think this salad will take hours to make and it will be hard but that is hardly the case. In this easy recipe, a big salad is made that is big on flavor. This recipe will definitely save you a trip to the...

  • Bavarian Red Cabbage

    Bavarian Red Cabbage

    This red cabbage pairs well with turkey or pork. It's a sweet, savory side that's fairly simple to make and will pleasantly surprise your guests. I didn’t grow up eating cabbage and I was always wary of it until I tried this dish in a German...

  • Chai Spiced Apple Waffles

    Chai Spiced Apple Waffles

    These chai spiced apple waffles are the perfect way to wake up in the morning. Topped with whip cream and fresh apples these will become a breakfast favorite for everyone in the house. Chai spice is typically made up from a blend of cardamom,...

  • Easy Baked Kale Chips

    Easy Baked Kale Chips

    Kale is a super-food. If you are looking for the most super food of them all, skip over the avocado and grab a head of kale. Ranking 1000/1000 on the ANDI Scale (a scale that measures food by nutritional qualities) kale is a great source of vitamins as...

  • Fried Rice Using Leftovers

    Fried Rice Using Leftovers

    Fried rice is one of the most popular dishes in Chinese restaurants across America. But did you know you can make restaurant quality fried rice from the comfort of your own kitchen? Fried rice is one of the most popular dishes in Chinese restaurants...

  • Herby Ginger Apple Compote

    Herby Ginger Apple Compote

    Pork topped with nice, bite-sized apples balances sweet and savory without going overboard. The sweet and savory meal we have all been waiting for is here. In this recipe, pork is topped with bite-sized apples which enhances the flavor between the two...

  • Homemade Cranberry Sauce

    Homemade Cranberry Sauce

    Cranberry sauce is fairly easy to make and you can get it out of the way ahead of your holiday get-together. Plus you can do more with it than just serve it as a side. Spread it on an English muffin, add it to oatmeal, or use it as a condiment in a...

  • Homemade Egg Rolls

    Homemade Egg Rolls

    These homemade egg rolls are filled with pork and vegetables, all wrapped up and fried to crispy perfection. The best part to me is the fact that they’re the perfect make-ahead appetizer that you can freeze before you fry for up to 2 months...

  • Homemade Fig and Cherry Newtons

    Homemade Fig and Cherry Newtons

    Are you looking for a delicious snack bar that even the kids will love? Fig Newton’s aren't just cookies, they're fruit and cake. True to that legacy, our homemade version pairs an easy, real fruit mixture with an even easier crust for a...

  • Honey-Maple Roasted Baby Carrots

    Honey-Maple Roasted Baby Carrots

    With just a few simple ingredients you already have in your kitchen, you can turn a very ordinary vegetable into a stunningly flavorful side dish! Plus, it’s perfect for almost any holiday occasion – not just Easter! If you don’t have...

  • Italian Greens, aka "Utica Greens"

    Italian Greens, aka "Utica Greens"

    When you think of greens you think kale, collards and turnip greens but escarole is truly awesome! If you're not familiar with it, escarole is a type of broad-leaved endive. It's milder than Belgian or curly endive. The trick to cooking with escarole...

  • Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping

    Mashed Sweet Potatoes with Streusel Topping

    Sweet potatoes are a Thanksgiving must have and there are about a zillion ways to prepare them. This make-ahead recipe is sweet and simple. Sweet potatoes are rich in complex carbs, fiber, and beta-carotene. Usually, during the holidays they grace our...

  • Mini Mummy Pizza – A Halloween Favorite

    Mini Mummy Pizza – A Halloween Favorite

    Halloween is the time of year when we get to turn normal every day foods into spooky and exciting creations. Take for example this scary twist on the classic English muffin pizza. What’s more fun than Halloween?  Ok sure many of you may say...

  • Oyster Casserole

    Oyster Casserole

    Oysters for Thanksgiving seem to be a regional thing. Either you love them or hate them. For me, it isn't Thanksgiving without them. Growing up my Mom always referred to this recipe as “Scalloped Oysters.” It’s probably more...

  • Pea & Ham Soup

    Pea & Ham Soup

    This traditional soup uses a handful of simple ingredients. Dried split peas are inexpensive and readily available in supermarkets. If you don't have a ham hock you can substitute diced, cooked ham. This is actually a great way to use up leftover ham...

  • Savory Apple Stuffing

    Savory Apple Stuffing

    This apple stuffing is based on a recipe my Mom made every Fall with pork. Over the years I've made a few tweaks and found that this pairs really well with Turkey. Whether you call it stuffing or dressing, this aspect of the holidays is highly personal...