12 Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

What's on your Thanksgiving menu?? Are you in charge of sides? Desserts? Do you spearhead the turkey? Do you just show up and eat?? I know that Thanksgiving is as early as it can possibly be this year, but WOAH. It feels like it is really sneaking up and coming fast. (Though I might just … Continue reading 12 Dishes for Your Thanksgiving Menu

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Roasted Winter Vegetables

Easy Roasted Winter Vegetables

Roasting winter vegetables is by far my favorite way to enjoy them. There is something so rustic and homey about a sheet of winter veggies all getting crispy and tender together in a toasty oven.  These are a go-to for me for big, get together meals (looking at you, Thanksgiving). The end result feels slightly … Continue reading Roasted Winter Vegetables

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

I have told you about my deep love for pie season, but during the month of November, I have a one-track mind for pumpkin pie. There are heated debates to be had over whether it is ever acceptable to deviate from the classic, tried-and-true pumpkin pie. I usually don’t like to question success, and definitely … Continue reading Double Layer Pumpkin Cheesecake with Gingersnap Cookie Crust

A Guide to Cheese Boards

Assembling a Cheese Board

It’s the time of year for parties and potlucks and gatherings, which, of course, means that cheese boards abound.  I flock to cheese boards whenever they are available. It is my firmly held belief that all occasions are appropriate for a cheese board.  I love that they are easy to prepare ahead of time, people … Continue reading A Guide to Cheese Boards

All-Purpose Pie Crust

Best Homemade Pie Crust Recipe

Happy November! November 1st means one thing and one thing only to me: Pie season is in full swing. In observation of the beginning of the best food season of the year, here is my all-purpose pie crust recipe. Whether I'm making quiche, chicken pot pie, pumpkin pie, blueberry pie, apple pie, etc., I'm making … Continue reading All-Purpose Pie Crust

3 Easy Fall Tablescapes

fall centerpiece

Because fall is a time for gathering, here are three easy table ideas to gather your loved ones around. 1. Neutral Fall Minimalistic, neutral, natural, rustic. Think white pumpkins and lush greenery, with lots of browns and natural tones. Linen Napkin, White Pitcher, Leaf Napkin Ring, White Votives, Wood Place Card Holder, Placemat Yep, use your pitcher as your centerpiece. … Continue reading 3 Easy Fall Tablescapes

Winter Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Plate of winter salad

Come mid-January, I'm hankering for a good salad. I love my roasts, chilis, and casseroles as much as the next Midwestern gal, but I crave the crisp green goodness that only a big plate of salad can give me. Enter: Winter Salad. All of winter's bounty tossed in a warm bacon vinaigrette and topped with the … Continue reading Winter Salad with Bacon Vinaigrette

Perfect Butter Pie Crust

I am not one to claim perfection in life, but I feel like this pie crust deserves it. Let me tell you all the reasons I love it: It is super quick! Once you get the hang of it, you can get a pie crust ready in under 5 minutes. That's less time than it would take … Continue reading Perfect Butter Pie Crust