Thanksgiving

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Gluten-Free Quinoa & Wild Rice Dressing, A Taste Of Healthy Decadence

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Gluten-Free Quinoa & Wild Rice Dressing, A Taste Of Healthy Decadence post image

Decadent food is so much a part of the Thanksgiving holiday that to try to prepare too “healthy” a spread would most likely result in a frustrated and disappointed table of guests, and who would want that? Not I, for one. So let's just agree right off the bat that with this post, we're not going to be talking about how to “lighten up” this much delighted in and celebrated holiday meal. No, let's just say that we're going to try to find a way to ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Sweet Autumn Cornbread & Vermont Cheddar Casserole, A Buttery Bite

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Sweet Autumn Cornbread & Vermont Cheddar Casserole, A Buttery Bite post image

I really love when something hot, savory and sweet oh-so-gently melts away on my tongue after I take a little bite of it. There's a certain warmth to a rich and buttery dish, a particular comforting coziness that just seems to wrap itself around my entire being and hug me tight. And that's a pretty magical thing, I think. Isn't food a good friend sometimes? The combination of savory and mildly sweet is a combination that can be just the right amount of “complex” without being ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Say Hello To My Little Friend, Spiced Pumpkin Velvet Cake

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Say Hello To My Little Friend, Spiced Pumpkin Velvet Cake post image

I've been making some very good use of pumpkin lately, and I've enjoyed every sweet minute of it. Several weeks back, my son and I went on a pumpkin pie “bender” and baked about four large pies over the course of a few days, as he had asked me if we could find a way to make our own completely-from-scratch pumpkin pie recipe. His request? No canned pumpkin, no pre-made pie crusts, and no whipped cream out of a spray can. And me being overcome with ... {more please!}

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey Breast Roulade, For This Thanksgiving That Rolled Right In

A Cozy Thanksgiving: Roasted Turkey Breast Roulade, For This Thanksgiving That Rolled Right In post image

This year, Thanksgiving has snuck up on me; and what's so weird is that I've actually been anticipating it for months now, as autumn is my absolute favorite season and T-Day probably my favorite holiday. I mean, I've been fantasizing about it since, I don't know, July? So what the heck happened? Well, here's the thing: if you're a non-food blogging-type (in other words, a normal person), then it's fairly safe to assume that your focus is probably on the T-Day meal as a totality for ... {more please!}

Cozy Left-Overs: Cheesy Turkey Tamale Soup, A South-Of-The-Border Inspiration

Cozy Left-Overs: Cheesy Turkey Tamale Soup, A South-Of-The-Border Inspiration post image

Let's be honest, we're all pretty “turkey-ed out” by now, aren't we? Here a turkey, there a turkey, everywhere a turkey. But here's the unavoidable issue: there's still some left-over turkey in the fridge, mocking you, begging to be used in a creative, cozy and unique way. “Psst—hey!” It says, “Don't forget I'm in here; do something with me!” What to do, what to do, hmm... . Well, as far as I'm concerned, after a nice, rich Thanksgiving Day meal, I'm looking for some lighter fare, ... {more please!}