The Only Potato Dish You Need This Fall

Fall cooking—especially for Thanksgiving—is something I think about all year long. Only a couple of months after my boyfriend and I began dating in the spring of 2014, we were already planning our Thanksgiving menu, making lists and coordinating sweet and savory dishes to cook for our family and friends. You could say it was love. Continue reading

Ultimate Game-Day Appetizer: Chili Cheese Dog Potato Skins

I will be honest with you all—the best part of the big game for me is the food. I have never really had a vested interest in the teams vying for the title, but game-day menu planning? Now that is a whole other story! Regardless of who is winning or losing, I have to score a touchdown with my guests with my football party spread.

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Crowd-Pleasing Brunch Made Easy

Love ’em or hate ’em, they’re inescapable this time of year. No, I’m not talking about shopping-mall Santas. I mean holiday guests. Extra bedrooms are quickly filling up with parents, aunts, uncles, cousins and friends gathering for celebrations large and small. Personally, I love a full house—though with my husband, kids and new baby, mine’s feeling pretty full all the time these days! With these large gatherings come large meals, and it turns out people need to eat more than just the one big holiday meal. Last year, we learned the hard way that a few boxes of cold cereal only go so far.

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Au Gratin 101: French Elegance Made Simple

The ideal dish is as appetizing to the eyes as is to our taste buds. Guests crowd around it in anticipation. Within minutes of being served, it’s gone. If you’re the one who brought this dish, sit back and collect your accolades. The family has voted and you’re now in charge of bringing this plate to every potluck and dinner. That perfect dish has both sealed your stardom and your fate. How do you serve the same thing every year without boring yourself or anyone else? We have the answer below.

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