20 Recipes and Ideas for Thanksgiving

20 Recipes and Ideas for Thanksgiving

If ever there was a year (in my lifetime at least) of unpredictability and uncertainty, 2020 is it. It has wreaked havoc on my planner-by-nature-control-freak personality. There is no comfort zone this year. Plans change in an instant. Throwing in the proverbial towel on hosting 

The BeST BLT Frittata

The BeST BLT Frittata

Bacon, “lettuce” (i.e. spinach) and tomatoes (fresh and sun-dried) combine in this baked frittata for a delicious and healthy taste of summer.

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Galette

Blueberry Lemon Ricotta Galette

This rustic pie, or galette, is filled with homemade blueberry-lemon filling and ricotta cheese sweetened with honey. Get the recipe and tips for making this perfectly-imperfect dessert!

Squash Soup – What? No Marshmallows?

Squash Soup – What? No Marshmallows?

Until a few years ago, if you asked me, “do you like squash?” I would have told you that I did and in my mind I would see Acorn squash. Not Butternut. Not Spaghetti. Certainly not Delicata or Patty Pan. Just Acorn. If you asked 

Top 10 Recipes Of Summer

Top 10 Recipes Of Summer

Certain things are guaranteed to happen during an Iowa summer. It will be hot. The humidity will make the heat seem trivial. Sweet corn loves the humidity. Potlucks, cook-outs and picnics revolve around fresh foods like sweet corn. As far as I’m concerned, the more 

Mexican Green Goddess Dressing

Mexican Green Goddess Dressing

This simple, greek yogurt based recipe is a Mexican version of the traditional “green goddess dressing”. Avocado is still front and center but cilantro and lime replace the traditional basil/tarragon profile and a small amount of jalapeño adds a little heat. Serve as a dressing on salads, a dip for vegetables/chips, and/or a condiment for tacos!

Sweet Potato “Fries”

According to the National Food Day calendar, today is National Sweet Potato Day. I love sweet potatoes in every form: casserole, soup, baked, risotto, pie. Seeing sweet potato fries on a menu makes me very happy. My guys? Not so much. But that just gives me ammunition …

Two years ago at Thanksgiving, I told my husband and two boys I was going to make one pumpkin pie and one sweet potato pie to see if they could even tell the difference. They were confident they were up to the challenge…