Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes & Crispy Parmesan

Sautéed Green Beans with Tomatoes & Crispy Parmesan - A simple but fancy-looking side dish for any special meal. |

Do you ever feel like Thanksgiving is basically just carbs on top of carbs on top of meat? I mean, don’t get me wrong . . . I think that’s kind of what we love about this meal so much. On no other day of the year will you find me eating meat with a

Garlic & Lemon Butternut Squash Noodles

Garlic & Lemon Butternut Squash Noodles - Turn this seasonal favorite veggie into a healthful "pasta" dish the whole family will love! |

I’m taking a break from Epic Thanksgiving today, for the seasonal edition of “yeah, I can spiralize that.” While I won’t lie and say that my spiralizer is in daily (or even weekly) use in my kitchen, it’s also not collecting dust, either. I use it a few times a month to spiralize seasonal vegetables

Cajun Turkey with Orange-Oregano Gravy

Cajun Turkey with Orange-Oregano Gravy - A stress-free, super flavorful turkey that requires almost zero prepping in advance! |

In the past week, I’ve talked a little bit about firm Thanksgiving traditions (my husband’s grandmother’s stuffing) and things I’m cool with experimenting with (the mashed potatoes!). But when it comes to the turkey, all bets are off. Some years, we’ll roast it the old-fashioned way with all the traditional herbs and spices. Sometimes we’ll

Aged Cheddar Mashed Potatoes

Aged Cheddar Mashed Potatoes - The only thing better than mashed potatoes? CHEESY mashed potatoes! |

Some families might have a strict “do not mess with the classics” policy for Thanksgiving, but my family luckily does not. I think the fact that I invite them over and do ALL of the cooking trumps the fact that I take some liberties with my menu. But even if your family DOES have that

Apple, Bacon & Fennel Stuffing

Apple, Bacon & Fennel Stuffing - This bread dressing is the perfect combination of sweet and savory! |

On my Thanksgiving table, it’s a tale of two stuffings. There’s my recreation attempt of Jeff’s grandma’s stuffing (read the sentimental story behind that here), which I get a little closer to perfecting each year. And then there’s a secondary stuffing. Well, I shouldn’t call it secondary, because in no way is this stuffing a

Epic Thanksgiving

Epic Thanksgiving - A flavor-packed, chef-inspired Thanksgiving dinner that YOU can make at home! |

Dear readers – I’m super thankful for you. So, I made you Thanksgiving dinner, in the most flavorful way I know how. It’s pretty epic, if I do say so myself. Over the next few weeks, I’ll be bringing you all of the recipes and details about our holiday meal (schedule below). Before I get

Spinach Dip in Mini Pumpernickel Bowls

Spinach Dip in Mini Pumpernickel Bowls - An updated take on a party classic! Give each guest their own bread bowl full of ooey gooey dip! |

If you grew up attending parties where the centerpiece of the snack buffet was a giant hollowed-out loaf of pumpernickel bread filled to the brim with creamy spinach dip  . . .  you might be from the Midwest. Or, wait. Was that a Midwest thing? Or was it a 1980-1990’s thing? It’s hard to know,