Herbed Roasted Turkey

With this being the first Thanksgiving I cooked it was really important to me that I make the perfect turkey. I stressed over it for about 2 weeks and came across a youtube video that gave step by step directions. There is nothing better than having a visual step by step so I went for…

Orange Honey Carrots

  My mom always made carrot soufflé on Thanksgiving but I was not feeling so brave on my first go at cooking Thanksgiving dinner. I did still have carrots in her honor though! These carrots have a lot of flavor that I think helped round out the meal. Original recipe found at myrecipes.com Serves 6 Ingredients: –…

Parmesan Smashed Potatoes

  Potatoes are a staple dish at any Thanksgiving feast. I think it is second most important, the turkey being first. I searched long and hard for the recipe that I thought would be tastiest and easiest to make. These were a hit and I’m pretty sure I’ll be making them again before Thanksgiving next…

Homemade Cranberry Sauce – SUPER EASY!

Like I said earlier this was the first time I cooked Thanksgiving dinner so I wanted to make everything from scratch. Everything down to the cranberry sauce 🙂 This recipe was so darn easy that I don’t think I will ever go out and by a can of cranberry sauce. This sauce has lemon zest…

Balsamic Green Beans

  I love any and all green vegetables especially with a balsamic drizzle. This dish has both of those things along with shallots and bacon. It’s a very easy dish to make with great flavor to please any crowd. The original recipe calls for almonds and I completely forgot to add them yesterday so I…

Creamy Fried Confetti Corn

  I hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving yesterday.  We had a fantastic day with great food and wonderful company. It was the first Thanksgiving that I hosted so I went a little crazy and made tons of homemade food. This dish has everything one could ever want in a corn side dish. It’s creamy…

Poppyseed Bread – Family Recipe

When it comes to Thanksgiving dinner most people get excited for the juicy turkey or the mashed potatoes or even the pumpkin pie. Not me. My favorite part has and always will be Poppyseed Bread. My mom has made this every single Thanksgiving as far back as I can remember. Thanksgiving this year will be…

Chicken Tortilla Soup

California weather is so weird to me. It’s now November and last week our temperatures were in the high 80’s. I’m dying to be back east watching the seasons change and sipping hot soup on cold (sometimes wet) winter nights. I was pretty excited when it rained yesterday and I had all the fixings for…