Thanksgiving

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Leftover Mashed Potato Bites

I try to create new meals and side dishes with any kind of leftovers and Thanksgiving is the mother load of leftover inspiration. I created these little bites last year and they have become “a favorite any night of the week” side dish. In the past, I have taken leftover mashed potatoes and made homemade tater […]

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The Best Pecan Pie – Ever!

I know, I know…I’ve been M.I.A. Sorry! But, I think I am back. Work and life got in the way, and everything was just all too much. Something had to be sacraficed and unforntunately it was this little creative space that I love living in that had to take a back seat to everything else […]

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Roasted Crispy Brussel Sprout Recipe

There is a restaurant in our neighborhood that has a very good happy hour menu. On those rare weeknights when I simply don’t feel like cooking, we will drop in and enjoy some of our favorite dishes. Along with the standard menu items like Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice, Yellowtail Jalapeño, and bite sized Ribeye Yakitori, […]

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A Brined Turkey Breast + 2 “non-carb” Sides

I don’t know about you, but for me, roasting a turkey breast can be hit or miss. There are those rare occasions where it is the most moist and delicious experience and others, it is so dry that even a gallon of homemade gravy can’t disguise how dry it is. With Thanksgivukkah around the corner, […]

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Mini Pumpkin-Praline Cheesecake

Last year at this time, I had a crazy idea to start a frozen dough and pastry line. A few of my friends hosted an open house to introduce my new edibles. The parties were fun. Chatting with other food lovers was a treat. Then it was time to get to work. Making 3,000 pastries, […]

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