Tag Archives: thanksgiving

Brussels Sprouts with Bacon Jam

One sentiment I hear over and over again is “I hated Brussels sprouts until I tried them roasted.” Amen. Me too. Actually, I’m not totally sure I even bothered to try Brussels sprouts until I saw them roasted to a crisp with olive oil, balsamic vinegar, and a touch of salt. To this day that is my […]

Pumpkin & Pomegranate Risotto

Yesterday we hosted our annual B&S holiday party. The day each year where we cook a full holiday meal for our friends, photograph all the recipes, and tie a nice bow around all the recipes I’ll be posting throughout the holiday season. It’s my favorite day of the year for many reasons, particularly because it […]

Sugar Pie Pumpkin Pie

This time of year, everything is pumpkin. Pumpkin lattes, pumpkin soup, pumpkin beer. And while I occasionally indulge (especially in the pumpkin beer category), I tend to stay true to the classic- pumpkin pie. The first time I tried my hand at making a pumpkin pie from a pumpkin and not a can of Libby’s […]

Grilled Turkey, Herbed & Buttered

Last Thanksgiving we spent a week in the Poconos with Dan’s cousins Nate and Jess. While initially it was weird to not attend a big family dinner, it ended up being one of our favorite Thanksgivings yet. We ate, drank, hiked, relaxed, and cooked a really fantastic dinner. It also pushed me out of my […]

White Yam & Candied Bacon Casserole

We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year in Mountainhome, Pennsylvania, with Dan’s cousin Nathan, his fiance Jess, and the two dogs (Chase and Kaylee). It was relaxed, fun, and full of delicious food.  It’s the first Thanksgiving that I haven’t been with a lot of family (or at least some of our parents) and it […]

Pumpkin Julep

Happy Thanksgiving Week! This past Friday we loaded up in our trusty blue hatchback and headed north for a week-long Thanksgiving journey. Our first stop is Alexandria, Virginia, where we’re spending two days with our close friends, Brit & Aaron. It’s been wonderful to see them, they’re definitely one of those couples that we love […]

Slow Roasted Pork & Cranberries

Well friends, we did it! We’re moved in to the new house and 95% unpacked, which is basically a miracle. We got in to the house last Wednesday, had the POD unpacked by Friday, had a lot of incredible help from some family on Saturday, and have been slowly getting into a routine ever since. […]

Sybil’s Brunswick Stew

Sybil was my great-grandmother.  This is her cauldron and her recipe for Brunswick Stew.  On Friday, the day after Thanksgiving, we made brunswick stew in the backyard.  It was an experience I’ve been looking forward to for a long time, and it was wonderful to get to share it with my family. Brunswick stew, for […]

Breakfast Pizza

First of all, I apologize for the phone pictures.  This was not a recipe I planned to post, but one that I photographed obsessively because, you know, that’s what I do.  Anyway, this pizza turned out to be SO delicious that I thought it would be criminal not to share it with you.  So here […]

Bourbon & Maple Glazed Turkey

For those of you who have followed the blog for a while, you may remember that last year Dan and I fried our first turkey together. It was an awesome learning experience and that turkey was delicious, but it was kind of terrifying and afterwards I got a lecture from the Captain about wearing protective […]