Cider-Sage Steak {Recipe}

A few weeks ago, I was looking at the recipe archive on my blog and came across my Cilantro-Lime Steak recipe. I immediately had a craving for this, but I decided I needed to change the recipe for the fall. I use cilantro and lime juice all year round, but it definitely has more of a summery flavor to it. What made this recipe so great was that the acid from the lime tenderized the beef and broke down some of the muscle fibers of the meat. To accomplish the same result, I decided to use apple cider and cider vinega… read more »

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 »