Archive | 2012

Roasted Herb Chicken

When we’re feeling down, we often reach for chocolate, salty snacks, or a greasy cheeseburger. There are scientific reasons for why we do this. But when it comes to soothing the soul, nothing comes close to a hot meal cooked with care. In fact, the very definition of comfort food is “food prepared in a […]

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Pan-Fried Brussels Sprouts

Brussels sprouts: Forget those repulsive watery orbs your grandmother plopped on your plate and give her a taste of your medicine this Thanksgiving – trust us, she’ll thank you. These sprouts are anything but mushy – pan-fried in olive oil, the leaves become brown and crispy, while the center remains tender and juicy. Simmered in […]

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Smashed Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potato casserole is a staple sugary side dish on Thanksgiving, but these spuds are so sweet on their own, why not whip up a batch without gooey, sticky marshmallows on top? Sweet potatoes highlight the vibrant orange hue so reminiscent of the season, making them not only appealing to the palate but to the […]

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Simple Spiced Pumpkin Pie

Now that it’s November, the countdown to Thanksgiving has begun and it’s time to perfect those holiday dishes. Pumpkin pie is a staple in any Thanksgiving spread but, to be honest, it has got to be my least favorite Thanksgiving tradition. However, I had never attempted to make the much-beloved dessert myself and, well, I relish […]

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Slow-Cooker Pulled Pork

Slow-cooker recipes are fantastic for when you’re cooking for many and you don’t want to spend your time slaving away in the kitchen. This pulled pork recipe is perfect for football Sunday, a casual dinner party, or holiday gathering – hey, it is Halloween today! Just throw (not literally) together your ingredients and let the […]

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Sweet N’ Tangy Cabbage Slaw

Cole slaw is a staple side dish for any barbecue, but all too often the cabbage looses its crunch due to heaping dollops of mayonnaise. This crisp, oil-based slaw combines sweet Honeycrisp apples and real sugar, spicy red onion, and biting cider vinegar, making it a great side for your favorite grilled or BBQ meat. Even […]

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Spiced Pumpkin Bread

Pumpkin season is upon us. With Halloween lurking right around the corner and Thanksgiving plans being finalized, grocery stores are stocked full of both fresh and canned pumpkin – and it’s on sale! Pumpkin pie is an obvious and beloved choice for this fall vegetable. Despite loving this carrot colored globe in most forms, pie […]

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Turkey, Three Bean Chili

The first snow calls for hot food to soothe the soul. As the flakes gently fall and my puppy disrupts the pristine blanket with crazed snow angels, my chuckles are interrupted by my taste buds watering for a bowl of something hearty and slightly spicy. There’s nothing that warms better from the inside out on […]

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Savory Sauteed Squash

At some point in everyone’s life, they will hear, “Not until you finish your vegetables.” But why would you even start your vegetables if what was in front of you was a pile of mushy, watery boiled Brussels sprouts? These improperly prepared orbs are largely responsible for the abundant population of meat n’ potatoes lovers […]

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Fondue au Fromage

Fondue is a decadent “communal” meal that originated in Switzerland during the 18th century as a peasant food, created as a way to use up old cheeses and stale bread. The earliest known recipe for fondue, however, was published in Zurich in a book titled “Käss mit Wein zu kochen,” or ‘to cook cheese with […]

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