Ok, so Thanksgiving is done. Time for fruit smoothies and turkey soup until the pants fit again. Yeah right… the weekend after thanksgiving has turned into entertaining central with out of town friends IN town – and the peeps want some food.
Apple pie is hands down my favorite holiday food item. I’ll pass on the buttery mashed potatoes and the pumpkin bread – just allow me my big fat piece of homemade apple pie a la mode. It’s a shamelessly beautiful end to my Thanksgiving dinner.
I struck gold with this recipe back at the high school where I taught; the kids went nuts for it. They insisted it tasted exactly like the cinnamon apples at Boston Market. Since then it’s popped up in my repertoire a few times and I’ve gotten increasingly creative with ways to serve – on top of waffles in the morning, over ice cream, or just as a side at the dinner table – it all works!
Hi! Tonight on the Live Well Network, 8pm, is the Food Rush Holiday Cake Challenge with yours truly. Watch to see who wins!!!
At first I called this “secret ingredient sweet potatoes” because I didn’t want to scare you off. There was a time I was scared off by anything that sounded unfamiliar in the food world, but now I’m intrigued by new combinations. Turns out bananas and sweet potatoes aren’t such a novel combo – just ask the internet. They’re old friends!
There are two styles of cornbread; southern cornbread isn’t sweet and pairs well with most barbecue southern dishes – chili, ribs, pulled pork, etc. Northern style cornbread is sweeter and lighter. Maybe it’s because I’m a PA girl or maybe just that I like things sweet, but these honey corn muffins, most definitely “northern”, are one of my very favorite things to have around the house.
So the other day we went out to Nudy’s for a late breakfast. Realizing it was actually noon, we ordered a reuben and a California wrap and planned to split. The wrap was placed in front of me and before I knew it my elbows were rising to the sides in defensive positioning as I hunkered over my sandwich with no plans to share.
I bet you have these ingredients on hand; I bet you 20 dollars. I’m not a betting girl but there are only 5 ingredients needed here, so I figure it’s safe. Do you want to feel like an old timer Puritan woman (or man)? Make these biscuits with dinner tonight. The house will smell INCREDIBLE and your people will love you.
Can you beat chicken noodle soup? I don’t really think you can. Everyone loves chicken noodle soup from the oldest to the youngest in the house, and as soon as the weather dips below 60 it’s not only constantly appropriate, but consistently welcome. I so rarely hear people say they’re making a pot of chicken noodle soup, though. Hopefully this will inspire you.
Before you make a face and disregard this recipe, think on sweet potato casserole for a second. The one with marshmallows. Sweet enough for you? If you like the sound of pumpkin pancakes then PLEASE give these a chance because they are SO DANG GOOD. I haven’t been this excited about a new recipe in a while.
I have something to confess that you might already know. I am not good with technology. If it wasn’t for my brother in law Tom starting this, teaching me how to use it, and fixing all the problems, there’d be no homebeccanomics. There is a reason I’m telling you this…
Typical drop cookies (like chocolate chip or oatmeal) are time consuming because you have to bake them in batches. Not so with biscotti! They cook all at once, get sliced, and return for a second bake (the word biscotti actually means, “twiced baked”).
I love a good scone. I like to make them at home because they’re so much more tender fresh from the oven; the achilles heal of the scone is that it doesn’t last long – hence the term “store-bought scone” might be better said as “dry, crusty scone”. If you like store-bought scones then control the urge to argue with me and try them homemade – you will see what I’m talking about.