12 Easy Last Minute Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is right around the corner and the December holidays are not far behind, so I decided to compile a list of some quick and easy side dishes that you can make at the last-minute and still impress your mother-in-law. 1. Buttery, Warm Southern Cornbread Just sweet enough to make everyone happy. Just make sure you…

Slow-Cooked Rosemary and Mustard Pork Shoulder

It’s Thanksgiving week. The start of all the cooking madness and of course, Black Friday shopping. Just to vent my little rant, the day is called Black “Friday” not Black Thursday. I’m going to ignore the rest of my thoughts and feelings on the matter and focus instead on the beauty of Thanksgiving food and…

Roasted Golden Beet Salad with Dijon Vinaigrette

Simplicity. What appears as the easiest dish to make in both ingredients and tastes is often the hardest to get right. Simple dishes generally combine just a few ingredients and yet are able to blow you away with the combination of flavors. I love simple dishes. Traveling to Italy introduced me to simplicity at its finest. We…

Fall Harvest Bisque

It’s the last week of October and time to start thinking about cool weather and the upcoming holiday season. Denver is finally cooling off, it’s been unseasonably warm but we have frost in the forecast for tonight. Fragrant rosemary, lemon scented geraniums and the fluorescent fuchsia pink blooms of my regular geranium line the windowsills….

Bourbon-Glazed Turkey from Food & Wine

I love Food & Wine magazine with all the beautiful recipes and wonderful cooking and entertaining tips, not to mention the wine. So when this year’s Thanksgiving edition has the recipe for Bourbon-Glazed Turkey with Pearl Onion Giblet Gravy, I just had to give it a try. This is one of those rare times that…