Mini Sweet Potato Tangerine Cups With Gingersnap-Pecan Sprinkles

Mini Sweet Potato Tangerine Cups with Gingersnap-Pecan Sprinkles

Want a new take on sweet potatoes for your Thanksgiving table? Try these adorable sweet potato tangerine cups. They are so easy and the presentation will make a lasting impression with your guests. Mini Sweet Potato Tangerine … [Read more...]

Fresh Cranberry-Pecan Fruit Relish

fresh cranberry-pecan fruit relish

Growing up, our Thanksgiving table wasn't complete without opening a can of jellied cranberry sauce, cutting it with a knife, and setting it on the table. It just wasn't Thanksgiving without it! I cringe now at the thought of … [Read more...]

Mascarpone and Chive Mashed Potatoes

mascarpone and chive mashed potatoes

These Mascarpone and chive mashed potatoes are the creamiest mashed potatoes ever! The key to making the best mashed potatoes is using a ricer. A ricer is a tool used to reduce cooked foods into ricelike pieces. By using one … [Read more...]

Penne with Asparagus Carbonara

Penne with Asparagus Carbonara

For a wonderful warm, cheesy summer salad why not try this Penne with Asparagus Carbonara. Your family and friends will rave about it, I PROMISE! Penne (PEN-nay) is Italian for pen or quill and used to describe short-to … [Read more...]

Easy Herbed New Potatoes

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I love to serve these herbed new potatoes as a side dish because they are so easy and delicious. I also like to add a little twist to them for presentation purposes. New potatoes are small, immature potatoes (of any variety) … [Read more...]

Skillet-Roasted Spiced Okra

Seasoned Okra

For a new take on okra, try this skillet-roasted spiced okra! Delicious! This past summer has been brutal here in Texas! I couldn't stand to be out in the heat for more than 5 minutes at a time and we had no rain to … [Read more...]

Brown Sugar Glazed Carrots

brown sugar carrots plated

Did you know carrots are a member of the parsley family (Daucus carota)? They have lacy green foliage, an edible orange taproot with a mild, sweet flavor and crisp texture, and a tapering shape. Carrots come in a variety of … [Read more...]

Fresh Green Bean-Bacon Bundles

green bean-bacon bundles plated

I love to serve these deliciously fresh green bean-bacon bundles in place of a bowl of green beans because the presentation says "WOW" and the flavor is amazing! The fresh green beans, wrapped in the smokiness of the bacon and … [Read more...]

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

sweet potatoes plated

We all have had twice-baked potatoes - why not twice-baked sweet potatoes! Sweet potatoes are from a different botanical family than ordinary potatoes, although they are also tubers that originated in the New World. Two types … [Read more...]

Best Ever Macaroni and Cheese

macaroni and cheese

Macaroni and cheese is a true comfort food and everyone loves it! Try this best ever recipe. The heavy cream, different cheeses (asiago, Monterey Jack, sharp chedder) and bacon really takes this dish way beyond the boxed version … [Read more...]

Simple Cornbread Dressing

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Being a chef, I have made numerous variations of stuffing to go with the Thanksgiving turkey; oyster, mushroom, chestnut, apple, squash, etc. But my all time favorite is a simple cornbread dressing. It is moist with just the … [Read more...]