Category Archives: Side Dishes

Thanksgiving Reflections

Meeting holiday expectations can be hard. Sometimes the expectations (and hopes) we have around holidays like Thanksgiving, Christmas, or Valentines, take such an idealistic shape thanks to the messages we get on TV, in movies, and all around us, that … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving: An Invitation To A Global Feast

Every once in awhile, a book will show up unannounced on my doorstep, thoughtfully selected by my cousin for me. It sometimes arrives unexpectedly, and is always a welcome surprise. Earlier this year, one of her gifts was 97 Orchard: … Continue reading

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Gift #4: Chipotle Spice Rub and Spicy Roasted Sweet Potatoes

For those who might be new to my blog, I’m doing a series of Gifts From the Kitchen as we all ramp up for the holidays. These are gifts you can use for a gift exchange with family or friends, … Continue reading

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Creamy Pumpkin Polenta with Apple and Feta Crumble

I have had pumpkin on my brain for weeks, thinking of all the ways I want to use it. And then I realized I was just sitting around and thinking, but not doing very much about it. Honestly, sometimes I … Continue reading

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Gift #1: Rosemary Olive Oil (with Smashed Potatoes)

For the next month, since the holidays (unbelievably) are upon us, I’ll be adding some easy (and not-so-easy-but-worth-it) recipes for gifts from the kitchen. There are few things more personal than receiving a gift that was painstakingly created by someone … Continue reading

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