Menu Plan Monday (November 26-December 2)

Hope you had a great Thanksgiving weekend! My Turkey Day meal went great  - a couple of minor glitches, but that’s par for the course for my first time cooking a big holiday meal. I can’t believe it’s over and the holiday season is here. Soon my twin girls will be a year old – now I need to start planning for that! In the meantime, I had lots of leftovers from Thanksgiving dinner – enough for meals Sunday night and tonight, and I still have more in the fridge. I had already pl… read more »

Baked Mac n Cheese Primavera {Recipe ReDux}

I’m interrupting the scheduled programming of Thanksgiving Day preparations to bring you this month’s Recipe ReDux. This month we were challenged to ReDux an old cookbook or recipe card recipe and make a Vintage Side Dish. My original plan was to make my version of my mother’s noodle kugel, but as I was making dinner the other night I happened upon a brand new ReDux. I set out to make a fall version of this Cheesy Pasta Primavera with leftover kale, mushrooms, and cauliflower. I h… read more »

Spiced Pumpkin Bread {Recipe}

In eighth grade my classmates and I were allowed to take a cooking elective. This was long before I was interested in becoming a dietitian. I certainly never thought I would be a cookbook author and spending the majority of my time in the kitchen whipping up new recipes. I don’t remember most of what we made in that class, but I do have very vivid and fond memories of making pumpkin bread in time for Thanksgiving. I was a picky eater back then and was very skeptical about this recipe. It’s funny… read more »

Orange-Ginger Cranberry Sauce {Recipe}

Thanksgiving is almost a week away, and this year I’m hosting the big Turkey Day dinner for the first time. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday, so I’m really excited that this year I get to choose the menu and try some different Thanksgiving recipes. Not that I don’t love my mom’s traditional Thanksgiving meal, but it’s always fun to change it up a bit and experiment with some new dishes. One traditional side dish that I love is cranberry sauce (I’m talking hom… read more »

Menu Plan Monday (November 12-18)

Hope you had a great weekend! Ours was fun with some visits from friends and family, bagel and lox brunch on Saturday, and a birthday celebration for my brother and sister-in-law Sunday night. Getting ready to head out to Fairway for my weekly grocery shop. Hopefully I won’t be in the supermarket every day like I was last week after filling in from Hurricane Sandy (and hopefully we’re done with power outages for a while!). Since we’re less than two weeks away from Thanksgiving, whi… read more »