Roasted Apple Cranberry Cornbread Stuffing

My philosophy on Thanksgiving is to keep it simple. Simple is elegant, simple is cost effective, and simple is easy (because hey, the cook wants to enjoy the day, too). I like to take super simple recipes and add just a little somethin-somethin’ to make them special, without making them overly complicated or expensive. For this55

Maple Roasted Acorn Squash

Today, I’m sharing this maple roasted acorn squash recipe in the spirit of simplicity. As the holidays approach, I’ve been thinking more and more about how the best things in life are the simplest. It’s easy for the end of the year to become a rush of gift giving and to feel like every moment55

Roasted Radish Mini Bagels

Who wants to spend a party stuck in a kitchen? Not this little black duck. These roasted radish mini bagels are pretty enough to serve to guests but simple enough for a light lunch. With wonderfully roasted pink radishes tossed in lemon zest and dill these mini bagels are ready for double duty.  Don’t say55

Squash Salad with Kale and Roasted Garlic Dressing

This recipe is sponsored by ALDI This stunning, fallish, kind of addicting salad goes out to all the people who love to make vegetables taste cozy. Without fail, I always get asked to bring a salad or vegetable dish to Thanksgiving. And salads at Thanksgiving… well, you know how it is. You really need to55

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

The standard for mashed potatoes is high in our house. See, Jack grew up eating his Uncle Billy’s perfect mashed potatoes, and he still reminisces about them. They were creamy, fluffy, and rich with (lots of) melted butter, (lots of) sour cream, and topped with “butter lake,” as Jack lovingly refers to it. I’ve made55

Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans

Whether you call them Maple Roasted Sweet Potatoes or candied yams, these tender, sweet, and irresistible nuggets are the quintessential Thanksgiving side dish. They’re also super simple to prepare, which gives them a permanent spot on my Thanksgiving menu. Because when I’m trying to cook ten recipes at once, I need things to be as55