When all the leftover Thanksgiving turkey, stuffing, and pumpkin pie are gone, I’m always in the mood to get back to the basics. The cold snap in Atlanta during Thanksgiving week got me to thinking about a big pot of chili. Several months ago, I posted a healthy but delicious turkey chili recipe but this week I was craving a hearty beef chili with some spice.
Many chili recipes call for ground beef, but for this post … Continue reading →
Didn’t I tell you a couple of posts ago that I like stuffing things? Well, I’m at it again and for this post I’ve created a stuffing to fill acorn squash halves. Winter squash don’t really excite me much unless they’re really doctored up. Roasted butternut squash? Not so much. Butternut squash ravioli with sage brown butter? Absolutely!
I’ve never cooked acorn squash before, but I really like the scalloped shape of them and when stuffed, they … Continue reading →
Things are a little out of control here. Autumn foods tend toward higher calorie counts than those during warm weather and we’re taking full advantage. I don’t know about you but when September rolls around I’m craving heavier foods. In Chinese medicine, they say this tendency is the natural order of things and that the body wants to create insulation for the cold winter months. I can accept that, but I’m not crazy about the extra pounds … Continue reading →
It’s almost Thanksgiving and all the foodies are planning their favorite meal of the year. Families across the country come together for the holiday to celebrate over a traditional feast. For the first time in several years, we’re invited to friends’ house for the day and are not hosting. I have mixed emotions about not making the full spread, but there’s a part of me that’s happy to let someone else do most of the work this … Continue reading →
Every year when Thanksgiving approaches, my mind enters hyper mode as I fantasize about holiday food. I’m a traditionalist at Thanksgiving and I prefer some form of fowl with semi-traditional sides. I don’t mind a twist on the classic dishes, but I usually stick to the basics: stuffing or dressing, green beans, Brussels sprout, sweet potatoes, and pumpkin pie.
Christmas is a different ballgame. I gift my family with a gourmet dinner at Christmas and the meals … Continue reading →