White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Blondies

White Chocolate Chip Gingerbread Blondies

You know,  I think it’s just not right that gingerbread is a holiday-season flavor. It’s too insanely delicious to be relegated to just this time of year. Why don’t we see it in spring?...

5 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

5 Delicious Ways to Use Leftover Cranberry Sauce

This started out as a mini round-up of Thanksgiving leftover recipes that don’t involve turkey, but when I realized that three of the five recipes were made with cranberry sauce – and I didn’t...

Cranberry Bliss Muffins - Inspired by the famous Starbucks bars, these cream-cheese frosted muffins are studded with cranberries and white chocolate. The perfect breakfast treat for the holidays!

Cranberry Bliss Muffins

How much do I love Starbucks and how often do we go there? Well, my toddler requests a stop almost daily, if that tells you anything. I’m not proud. But hey, at least she...

A Thanksgiving Feast for (Nearly) Every Diet - one meal for carnivores, vegetarians, vegans, and gluten-free guests

A Thanksgiving Feast for (Nearly) Every Diet

So you’ve got quite a cast of characters coming to the table this Thanksgiving. Dad’s a staunch meat-and-potatoes carnivore - forget the f-word, for him,”tofu” is the true four-letter word. Auntie Ashley is a vegetarian –...

Fresh Raspberry Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

Fresh Raspberry Cream Cheese Puff Pastry Tart

I love California. In wintertime, if it’s a good year, I fly down the coast in search of that remarkable golden light - the salve that gets me through these dreary Pacific Northwest winters. Even if...

Sauteed Green Beans with Smoky Shallots

Sautéed Green Beans with Smoky Shallots

I love green beans. I do not love green beans with bacon. I do appreciate the pairing, though - smoky crunchy deliciousness with tender-crisp sauteed green beans. I definitely get it. I just don’t eat...

5 Freeze-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Right Now

5 Freeze-Ahead Thanksgiving Recipes You Can Make Right Now

Over the years, I learned that a stressed out host makes for a lousy shindig. Because I was that host (sorry, friends and family!) So, over time, I changed. I chilled. In particular, these...

Classic Red Sangria

Classic Red Sangria

When we moved awhile back, we left behind a favorite restaurant - a small, local, mostly Italian eatery. We’d split a dreamy brick-oven quattro formaggi pizza – the perfect size for the two of us...

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Slow Cooker Pumpkin Baked Beans

I decided this past summer that I was going to write an ecookbook. I was going to title it “Turkey Schmurkey” and it was going to contain 30 or so vegetarian Thanksgiving recipes that...

127 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Everyone Will Love

127 Vegetarian Thanksgiving Recipes Everyone* Will Love

For weeks now, I’ve had this blog post on my calendar as “BIG THANKSGIVING ROUND-UP.” Bold words. All caps. And it is! Big, that is. The biggest round-up I’ve ever done. But totally worth...