It’s not even Thanksgiving and I am already dreaming sweet dreams of the potential leftovers. And while I am always up for a perfect Thanksgiving leftovers sandwich, once I get that out of my system this is my next favorite way to use up any remaining turkey, veggies and gravy, along with some freshly cooked rice. Say hello to Thanksgiving fried rice, which just might be your new favorite leftovers recipe. Make sure you get your fair share of those leftovers and let’s make it!
Have you started making your Thanksgiving menu and checking it twice? Once you get to the dessert part, you might want to put this easy peasy pecan slab pie recipe on the menu. I am a big fan of the slab pie, which turns the sometimes drippy and hard to serve round pies into a double crust square pie that can be cut up into perfect tidy squares. Or slabs, depending on how much of a pie lover you are. And to make things even more scrumptious, top it all off with a simple cinnamon sugar glaze. Ready to shake up your holiday dessert? Let’s make it!
I was all set to tell you how this chicken ramen soup recipe was inspired by the episode on ramen chef extraordinare Ivan Orkin on Chef’s Table (and if you have not yet watched Chef’s Table boy do you have a treat in store for you!). I was going to tell you how this bowl of shredded chicken and baby spinach and flavorful broth and ramen noodles is my new favorite version of chicken noodle soup. Yep, this post was going to be my ode to the wonder of ramen. But literally as I was in the midst of typing away, THIS HAPPENED…
There is nothing more comforting than a pot full of a warm and wonderful stew bubbling away on the stove, and I have a whole lot of beef and chicken stews on this site that I go back to time and again for just that reason. This particular recipe for spiced red wine beef stew is one that I pull out right around this time of year, because not only does it have all that wonderful beef stew thing going on, but it also includes cinnamon and cloves and nutmeg and red wine, and oh my my. It’s holiday perfect. It’s chilly evening perfect. It’s time…let’s make it!
There’s nothing like a completely reliable, completely delicious chicken dinner recipe, unless it is knowing how to get a great rich tomato flavor out of tomatoes when tomatoes (sniffle!) are out of season. And this chicken with roasted tomato sauce delivers all of that and then some. Ready to meet your new favorite luscious chicken recipe? Let’s make it!
Ah, this salad. It is chock full of not only the scrumptious tastes of fall, but the carrots and the shallots and the slightly charred bits make it look like fall too. It is served just the right amount of warm, and while you don’t HAVE to do this, I like to make all this healthiness just the slightest bit naughty by adding a handful of bacon. I’m not saying this is ever going to replace mashed potatoes or sweet potato casserole on your holiday table…but you might want to make room for it alongside those favorites. Ready for a warm and wonderful salad? Let’s make it!