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
Ahh, the Memorial Day cookout: Your annual chance to reconnect with family, enjoy the magical late-spring weather and flex your grilling muscles in preparation for the (hopefully many!) summer cookouts to come. And while burgers and hot dogs might be default Memorial Day entrées, that just gives side dishes and dessert more room to shine! I’ve gathered a few traditional-faves-with-a-twist, including potato salad, macaroni salad and my very favorite fruity (yep, fruity!) cole slaw recipe, to help up your patio-party game.
Where do I go when I want to find recipe inspiration, breaking trends and pictures of adorable dogs? Instagram, obviously. And now your recipe-browsing repertoire is better than ever because we’re on there too! To celebrate our new @kraftrecipes digs, I present to you my top five most Instagram-worthy recipes (this month, anyway…). They’re the full #recipeoftheday package: beautiful, easy and—perhaps most importantly—completely delicious.
You might’ve noticed that cauliflower is having a moment right now—and am I the only one who wants that moment to go on forever? I can’t be. Not when there are SO many uses for this cruciferous little marvel. When it comes to throwing meals together, cauliflower is a perfect blank slate: It absorbs flavors, stands in for starches and mashes like an absolute dream. In the world of easy dinner recipes, cauliflower is king.
Still haven’t found your perfect cheesy potatoes for the Thanksgiving feast? Look no further—these easy hash brown recipes are all crowd-pleasers and only require 30 minutes of prep or less. Continue reading
When I was younger, Thanksgiving was my favorite holiday. Well, it was my secret favorite holiday. As a kid, your favorite holiday has to be Christmas just because of all the toys. In the bottom of my heart, though, Thanksgiving was my favorite. I enjoyed being around my entire family, watching my grandma preparing dinner and my grandfather carving the turkey. One of my most vivid memories is of my grandfather trying an electric knife for the first time. He was like a kid in a candy store. When he cut the turkey tableside, my brothers and I sat in amazement as the tender meat was sliced through like butter. Continue reading
Stuffing is always a staple at my family’s Thanksgiving dinner. My son prefers STOVE TOP Stuffing Mix for Turkey made exactly the way the box directs, but the rest of my family are fans of box stuffing made with unique touches. So this year, I have decided to make two different stuffing recipes: the classic turkey that my son loves and some Sweet Potato-Pecan Cornbread Stuffing Cups for the rest of us. Continue reading