Thanksgiving Announcement

Thanksgiving Announcement

It’s here! Another Thanksgiving Day has arrived. Sure we should be giving thanks daily for our lives blessings but today, in particular, I hope you find a moment to quietly reflect on all there is to be thankful for. Some years it is easy to see the abundance while others find us struggling to find … Continue reading

Caramel Apple Salad

Caramel Apple Salad

Okay folks here goes – I have been sitting on this recipe for a…long…time. We were first introduced to Caramel Apple Salad at a recipe exchange potluck. Both the Mr. and I went nuts for the stuff. We have since made it for numerous gatherings and he is now the resident expert Caramel Apple Salad … Continue reading

Festive Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Festive Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated a cacophony that made “11” sound like the mewing of a newborn kitten. Amidst the blur of preschoolers there … Continue reading

KCTS Cooks – Just Desserts!

KCTS Cooks – Just Desserts!

I blew into the KCTS channel 9 studios propelled by gusts of wind strong enough to close of one of Seattle’s two floating bridges. Leaves swirled around the studio parking lot like Biggest Loser finale confetti. I hopped out of the car eager to navigate my cargo through the gale into the warmth of the … Continue reading

Farm Fresh Gorgonzola-Brussels Sprout Hash

Farm Fresh Gorgonzola-Brussels Sprout Hash

I am fully embracing wooly sweater and fuzzy sock season. My love for cozy fall things extends from my wardrobe to my menu choices. But before I give you the recipe for this comfort food with a stinky cheese twist, let me tell you how I came to possess five stalks of farm-fresh Brussels sprouts. … Continue reading

The Thanksgiving Recipe Collection

The Thanksgiving Recipe Collection

I’m calling it early this year. I have a baby who pretty much wants to be held and snuggled all the time. I am happy to oblige but I’m also pooped! I’ve got ideas for all new and exciting light takes on Thanksgiving foods bouncing all around in my head unfortunately, chances are good they … Continue reading

Make dinner in 5 minutes!

Make dinner in 5 minutes!

Time, time, time… Where does it go and how can we get some more of it! This is likely to be a prominent feature in my writing for awhile. In juggling all there is to juggle these days I have to think harder about how to cook smarter. At the head of the line among my … Continue reading

Sharing Holiday Tips on Set at New Day NW

Sharing Holiday Tips on Set at New Day NW

It feels as though the last seven days have passed in as much time as it takes to complete a sneeze! Monday morning I accepted an invitation to appear on Seattle’s New Day NW morning talk show – on Wednesday. Two days to prepare for a live cooking segment is not much time. I launched … Continue reading

Walnut-Oat Apple Crumble

Walnut-Oat Apple Crumble

An apple a day may keep a doctor away, but I bet they would come running if you put that apple into this crumble! I have been working my way through 80 pounds of apples. There was a full weekend of simmering that resulted in many quart and pint jars filled with apple-ginger, apple-cardamom, and … Continue reading