Jellied Cranberry Sauce {canned or refrigerated}

My almost 16 year old son (excuse me while I hyperventilate a bit over that one…) has -year after year- requested a giant Thanksgiving style feast on his birthday that falls about a week and a half before Thanksgiving. It’s his favourite meal of the year and he sees no reason to be confined to [Read On]

Pumpkin Cheesecake Milkshake

Disclosure: This post brought to you by Kraft Foods. All opinions, recipes and photos are, as always, my own. Thanksgiving is drawing near so fast my head is almost spinning. I eagerly await it all year long and to think we’re this close? It is far and away my favourite feast of the year. Food, [Read On]

Perfect, Flaky, Layered Buttermilk Biscuits {tutorial} + how to freeze and bake later

There are times when nothing but a biscuit will do. Drop biscuits are okay, they can fill in the gaps when you are desperate and short on time, but most of the time, what I’m really and truly hankering for is a lofty, perfect, flaky, layered-from-top-to-bottom, golden brown, moist, golden brown, and delicious biscuit. I’m [Read On]

Crisps with Goat Cheese, Blackberries and Honey {fast appetizer}

Almost twenty years ago, when my husband and I were still dating, we loved to have cheesy romantic evenings. I’m not saying romance is cheesy, I’m saying our romantic evenings involved cheese. Lots of cheese. We would drive to the nearest Wegman’s, grab a baguette from the bakery then meander over to the cheese bar [Read On]

Garlic & Ginger Pot Roast

    Can you think of many foods that are more comforting than a big, brown, juicy, fragrant beef pot roast? I can’t conjure up even one time in my life when I haven’t eagerly awaited or at least been pleased to see a pot roast. It is -simply put- a powerful dish. There is [Read On]

High Peaks Deep Dish Apple Pie

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Layered Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake with Salted Caramel

This cake has two layers and this post has two purposes. One is a no-brainer: to share the recipe. The other? Well the other reason is a serious case of Mama pride. This cake is what my pickle in the middle son requested for his birthday but that’s not why I’m proud. I’m busting my [Read On]

Fromage Fort (Cheese Spread)

We interrupt these Thanksgiving preparations to bring you a Public Service Announcement. This is only an announcement. This post will take less than five minutes to read and less than five minutes to prepare. You may then return to cooking for your feast: Did you get invited to a last minute shindig? Do you need [Read On]