Green Bean Casserole

  This is a very special recipe to me, as it was the only dish I made growing up. And I only got to make it once a year, for Thanksgiving. Now, every year my family insists I make it, … Continue reading 

Spicy Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

  Ingredients: 1/2 cup rinsed pumpkin seeds 2 teaspoons olive oil 1-2 teaspoons salt 1-2 teaspoons cayenne pepper 1-2 teaspoons garlic powder Preheat oven to 400F. Rinse pumpkin seeds, it is OK if there is still a little bit of … Continue reading 

Pumpkin Cheesecake

  Ingredients: Crust 15 graham crackers 1 cup pecans 1 stick melted butter 1/3 cup sugar 2 pinches salt Blend everything to a sandy consistency, then press into a spring form pan. Bake for 20-25 min at 375F. Filling 1 … Continue reading 

Thanksgiving Feast: The Turkey

  My favorite theme to a Thanksgiving meal is tradition. Not what is traditional to others maybe, but the foods I had the pleasure of enjoying throughout my childhood. Mashed potatoes, green bean casserole, homemade cranberry sauce, gravy, stuffing, and … Continue reading 

Ricotta

Once you’ve made your own ricotta, it will be very difficult to go back to using the store bought stuff. Ingredients: 1/2 gallon whole milk (ultra-pasteurized might not work) 1 cup buttermilk 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons apple cider … Continue reading