Coconut Curry Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Each year after Thanksgiving, I always look forward to making turkey and wild rice soup with the left over carcass and turkey meat. And this year was no exception, although I was looking to change it up this time around. Inspired by the curried roasted veggies that our friend brought to Thanksgiving dinner, I wanted to give a curried spin to this soup. With the … Continue reading Coconut Curry Turkey and Wild Rice Soup

Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cherries

I love a good, chunky cranberry sauce and think it pairs perfectly with turkey, and is a lovely addition to a turkey sandwich. However, a little goes a long way with cranberries and inevitably, every year, we have too much sauce left over. I was originally determined to not make cranberry sauce this year, but to buy a small jar or container of it instead. However, … Continue reading Cranberry Sauce with Dried Cherries

Dine In on December 3

This weekend I had the opportunity, through the Master Food Volunteer program, to help promote Family and Consumer Sciences Day, which is supporting a commitment to “dine in” on December 3 to promote preparing and eating a healthy meal together as a family. They are aiming for 200,000 families to commit to this event. If you want to find out more and commit to “dining in”, … Continue reading Dine In on December 3

Roasted Chicken Stock

Making your own chicken stock is one of the easiest things you can do in the kitchen, resulting in a versatile, high-reward product. Some recipes suggest boiling a whole chicken or using chicken meat to make the stock, but that seems wasteful to me. So, I always use chicken carcasses or bones for my stock, and with the addition of vegetables, my stock is always … Continue reading Roasted Chicken Stock

Menu Planning: Harvest Party 2015

Another Harvest Party is down in the books! I always love putting this party together, but this year was special as we had our awesome family, neighbors and friends over to celebrate the start of this blog, and the beginning of this new adventure for me. It was a lot of work, but I’m thrilled that the food I selected turned out so well! Below … Continue reading Menu Planning: Harvest Party 2015

Duck Tarts with Asian Plum Sauce

Several months after Toby and I started dating, we took a trip to visit his extended family in Hong Kong and spend some time on our own in Beijing. It was a great trip to visit his family and see lots of sites, and importantly, eat lots of delicious food! And what else does one do in Beijing but eat Peking duck? Over the course … Continue reading Duck Tarts with Asian Plum Sauce

Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse

A few months back, I borrowed a copy of Ina Garten’s “Make It Ahead” from our local library to get some ideas for entertaining that can be made ahead with little fuss right before serving. Overall, she had some recipes that looked great, but I only found a few recipes that fit what I was looking for. One of those recipes was for a Truffled … Continue reading Truffled Chicken Liver Mousse

Pumpkin BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders

Each year at our Harvest Party, I like to have one large, warm dish in the crock pot available for our guests to serve themselves. In the past I’ve made a pumpkin turkey chili and a butternut squash soup and this year I wanted to try out pumpkin BBQ pulled pork sliders. I searched around for a recipe that looked good enough to try and … Continue reading Pumpkin BBQ Pulled Pork Sliders