Boston Sour

Looking for an iconic drink for the holidays? Here’s a twist on the classic Whiskey Sour that Ed discovered. What makes it a Boston Sour? Add an egg white to give it some froth. The rest of the ingredients remain the same.  [Read more…]

Bourbon-Pecan Pie with Ginger Snap Crust (Gluten-Free)

When I think Thanksgiving pies, three come to mind – pumpkin, apple and pecan. While I like pumpkin and apple pies, pecan is definitely my favorite. [Read more…]

Baby Kale-Sun Dried Tomato-Pine Nut Salad

This is a great salad that can easily be adapted for an everyday meal or a Thanksgiving side. Over the last few years a few family members have served kale salads for our winter holidays. They’ve started with mature kale which requires a bit of massaging to remove the bitterness. [Read more…]

Bourbon and Almond Baked Brie

My first memory of a baked brie is from a holiday party my parents had back in the early 1990’s. Perhaps I had one prior but that’s a food memory that has stuck with me. Gooey cheese, jam and pastry all baked together. It doesn’t get much better than that. [Read more…]

Pomegranate-Rosemary Gin Cocktail

Thanksgiving (also known as my favorite holiday) is almost upon us and this calls for an extra special cocktail. I was already thinking this and then was officially assigned one on my brother’s (Geoff T) Thanksgiving weekend food and drink spreadsheet. I’m not the only one in my family who takes food and drink very seriously. [Read more…]

Rosemary-Brown Sugar Syrup

This is the key ingredient in a Pomegranate-Rosemary Gin Cocktail. The “woodiness” of the rosemary really comes through in this syrup. Using brown sugar instead of white sugar also gives it more depth.  [Read more…]

Wild Rice Stuffing with Mushrooms

When I decided to go wheat-free almost two years ago I knew that there would be certain things I would miss – like crusty French baguettes, crunchy biscotti and Thanksgiving stuffing. Thankfully I had a lot of time to figure out how to make it through my first Thanksgiving without wheat. [Read more…]

Gluten-Free Butternut Squash and Sage Brown Butter Corn Mini-Muffins

I was recently Facetiming (I guess this is a verb?) with my niece, Mia K (age 11) and as so often in our family the conversation drifted towards food. I described something I had cooked that day and Mia said “Oh, that sounds like it has nice texture.” I remarked that she should write a food blog with such descriptive language. [Read more…]

Pumpkin Surprise Mini-Cheesecakes

I knew that I wanted to make a cupcake dessert for a family pumpkin carving party we were going to last weekend so I went on a search for festive cupcake wrappers.  While looking for the traditional orange and black colors I came across ones that were far brighter and closer to the colors I love. When I looked closer I realized they were for the Day of the Dead. [Read more…]

Farmers Market Succotash

Growing up lima beans were a very unwelcome vegetable in the house. They were my stepfather, Mark J’s, least favorite vegetable so we never had them at the dinner table. Both he and my mom grew up with mothers who, let’s just say, were not gourmet chefs so I can only assume that the lima beans of their youth came from a can (enough said). [Read more…]