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The Definitive Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

I know you’re all probably sick of Thanksgiving food by now. You’ve probably exhausted your leftovers, and gag at the mere mention of turkey. But you’ll thank me next year (and I’ll thank me next year too!) when you can come back to these posts to help you plan your perfect Thanksgiving feast. And don’t...

Auntie Sal’s Holiday Turkey Gravy

I think gravy is something a lot of people struggle with on Thanksgiving. I hear lots of talk about lumpy gravy, thin gravy, just plain gross gravy… well, I wouldn’t know. I’ve always had fabulous gravy. Thanks to Auntie Sal. After one Thanksgiving up at Sally’s and we knew we would never, EVER, make gravy...

Cranberries Two Ways

Be glad we only did two this year and not THREE (like last year). Yes, we love cranberry sauce that much. You see, Robin (lil’ sis), likes the canned stuff. Yes, the jellied cranberry sauce straight from the can. Which, you can hereby come and collect my foodie credentials if I ever serve such a...

Thankful.

It probably comes as no surprise that Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays. It is, after all, the only holiday that centers around good food and good company, and not buying crap. And the key to an even more enjoyable Thanksgiving? Keeping it small. That whole ‘too much of a good thing’ saying is...

Another Birthday and a Pretty Tall Cake

Little sis is in town. For her birthday. Her 21st birthday to be precise. And she only had one request. The Really Tall Cake. That’s it. No cake soaked in brandy or vodka-infused cupcakes. Nope. Just the infamous Really Tall Cake. Delicious, moist chocolate cake (it’s practically pudding), layered with a tart raspberry filling, and...

Israeli Couscous with Black Bean and Tomato

You know those nights when you have a meal planned, but just don’t feel like eating it? That happens to us, quite a bit actually. We plan out our entire weeks’ meals every Tuesday when we go to the grocery store (one of the benefits of being self employed is NOT having to brave the...