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Pumpkin Butter Cups

Pumpkin Butter Cups

Call us boring, but no one in our family is a huge fan of the "traditional" Thanksgiving desserts like pumpkin or pecan pie. The way to our hearts is simple: chocolate. After a big Thanksgiving meal, just a small dessert seems to suffice - and these simple Pumpkin...

Carrot Ginger Soup

Carrot Ginger Soup

This nourishing and comforting Carrot Ginger Soup is a testament to the simplicity of its ingredients. I love a creamy soup that doesn't actually contain any "cream." The creamy base of the soup comes from the pureed sautéed carrots, which also contribute their...

Maple Baked Pecan Yams

Maple Baked Pecan Yams

This simple dish with only a few healthy ingredients is a staple at the Steinbock Thanksgiving table! The combination of maple syrup, cinnamon, sweet potato, and pecan captures the essence of fall in every single bite. The cinnamon maple glaze caramelizes during...

MiMa’s Chanukah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

MiMa’s Chanukah Latkes (Potato Pancakes)

Latke is the Yiddish word for “pancake.” It is a Chanukah tradition to serve latkes, which are basically grated potato pancakes fried in oil, to celebrate the Chanukah miracle—that a small amount of oil burned for eight consecutive days. Latkes are my favorite holiday...

Thanksgiving Cornbread

Thanksgiving Cornbread

For many years I taught monthly cooking classes. Every November I would offer a "Pre-Thanksgiving Feast" and we would prepare several Thanksgiving side dishes such as Maple Pecan Yams, Warm Greens with Honeyed Pears & Pomegranate and Thanksgiving Cornbread. While...

Crock Pot Turkey Stew with Root Vegetables

Crock Pot Turkey Stew with Root Vegetables

Everything about this recipe screams Fall & Winter! The combination of the turkey and the various root vegetables make this soup hearty, filling & warming. I am a huge fan of meals that you set in the crock-pot in the afternoon and then get to smell throughout...

Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Peanut Butter Pupcakes

Have you met Goji? He is our first puppy—a Cockapoo who we brought into our family at 8-weeks old.   We named him Goji because he is red like Goji Berries. To be honest, we were not ready for a puppy when we got him. Many people told us that a puppy was like...

‘Twas the Night Before Halloween – Ghostly Cookies

‘Twas the Night Before Halloween – Ghostly Cookies

I like to create a new Halloween recipe for our blog each year. This year I wanted to come up with a new cookie...a ghost or maybe a mummy...and immediately one of my favorite simple meringue recipes came to mind and I wondered if I could tweak it to add a Halloween...

Simple Summer Potato & Egg Salad

Simple Summer Potato & Egg Salad

This recipe combines two classic simple summer salads: cold potato salad and egg salad. I started making this dish many years ago from a recipe that a friend passed on to me. Over the years it has changed and simplified a bit but it remains a staple in our home during...

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti

Mom’s Chocolate Chip Almond Biscotti

I grew up eating my mom's homemade biscotti, but in our house it was called mandel bread. Most people are familiar with the long, thin, dry, crunchy Italian cookies called biscotti. The word biscotti means twice (bis) and cooked (cotti), for these twice-cooked Italian...

Butternut Squash with Kale, Walnuts & Bacon

Butternut Squash with Kale, Walnuts & Bacon

We created this recipe in November for our Thanksgiving dinner. I find that when you dress kale with a touch of sweetness, even the most picky eaters will gobble it up (pun intended 🙂 ). The roasted squash and honey gives this dish its sweetness....and admittedly,...

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