Monthly Archives: October 2014

  1. Pumpkin Pie Shake

    Pumpkin Pie Shake

    Pumpkin Shake With Whipped Cream Pumpkin Desserts are so delicious. Everyone has tried pumpkin pie or rolls or cookies. But have you ever tried a pumpkin pie shake? You and your guests can enjoy the taste of a pumpkin pie...

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  2. Meatless Monday Vegetable Pappardelle

    Meatless Monday Vegetable Pappardelle

    Start with the basics The season of fall is now upon us. I guess I must give up my summer and move the calendar forward.  With the cooler weather, casserole always seem like a great choice.  Last week we...

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  3. Unbaked Banana Chocolate Tart

    Unbaked Banana Chocolate Tart

    Banana Chocolate Tart Last month I heard a lot about the raw food diet. So I started to do some research and tried to figure out what the fuss was all about? To sum it up, if you go...

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  4. Ode to Oktoberfest

    Ode to Oktoberfest

    Some seven years ago, we opened the back yard as a German Bier Garten to celebrate Oktoberfest as the autumn festival that usually emphasizes merrymaking and the consumption of beer. I guess you could say this has become tradition....

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  5. Baklava


    Baklava Baklava is one the most common Greek desserts. Baklava is a rich, sweet pastry made of layers of filo pastry filled with chopped nuts and sweetened and held together with syrup made out of honey and sugar. Apart from...

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  6. Meatless Monday Wild Mushroom Stroganoff

    Meatless Monday Wild Mushroom Stroganoff

    The foundation - Egg Noodles The fall has me seeking more warm comfort foods and a traditional Stroganoff seems to hit the spot. This recipe is much like the retro-recipe I remember but with the mushroom substitution for my...

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  7. Why Brining Produces More Succulent Meat

    Why Brining Produces More Succulent Meat

    Turkey Cooked Brined and Seasoned with Spices Brining is often associated with the Thanksgiving turkey, a popular way to ensure a moist, flavorful bird, but brining goodness extends to other forms of meat as well. Chicken, shrimp, fish, and...

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  8. 5 Ways to Incorporate Pumpkin Into Holiday Menu

    5 Ways to Incorporate Pumpkin Into Holiday Menu

    Pumpkins Pumpkin is a favorite fall flavor, and it doesn't have to be relegated to pie in your Thanksgiving menu. Try these 5 ways to sneak it into other Thanksgiving courses to diversify your menu and satisfy your taste buds. Dip ...

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  9. What is a Braiser? How Does It Differ From a Dutch Oven?

    What is a Braiser? How Does It Differ From a Dutch Oven?

    A braiser is a wide, heavy bottomed pan with a tight fitting lid. It has shallow sides that are usually sloped. Its wider bottom allows you to sear a large cut of meat. It is made of a heavy duty material...

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  10. 2 Unique and Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

    2 Unique and Healthy Thanksgiving Side Dishes

    A Healthy Thanksgiving isn't an unreasonable goal. There are many great recipes for healthy additions to your typical holiday meal. Here are 2 ideas to spice up your Thanksgiving meal, all while staying healthy! Both of the recipes to follow are...

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