Mom’s Cinnamon Sugar Pie Crust Cookies

Homemade pies have always been a part of my Thanksgiving dinner! To me, good homemade pie crust is what makes or breaks a pie. My grandmother Nana would make the most delicious, flaky pie crust. She taught my mom how to make pie crust, and that recipe is still the one that we use every year to make our holiday season pies! When my mom took over “pie duty” for…
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Roasted Garlic & Chive Mashed Potatoes

Ingredients to make the best mashed potatoes: cream, sour cream and butter. Make them even better? Add roasted garlic and chives! I learned from the best: my mom is the mashed potato queen! Whenever mashed potatoes were on the menu growing up, my sister and I would beg my mom to make her infamous mashed potatoes. I’d hover over her, eager to get a sample or two as she made…
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Crispy Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Garlicky Apple Cider Glaze

Crispy Brussel sprouts are always a staple at my family’s Thanksgiving table. We make them the old-school way – no air fryer needed! Roasted at high-heat in the oven, Brussel sprouts get crispy and toasty just the way they should be. At Thanksgiving this year, I’m excited to serve Brussels with a garlicky apple cider vinegar glaze. This homemade glaze takes about 10 minutes to make and gives the Brussel…
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Butterscotch Icebox Layer Cake

I wasn’t exactly sure what to call this dessert, but I settled on Butterscotch Layer Icebox Cake! Regardless of the name, this dessert is super special. My grandmother Memere first created it! Growing up, it was my dad’s favorite dessert – a real treat, since Memere didn’t particularly enjoy baking or cooking! You know when a smell or taste brings you right back to a particular moment in time? This…
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Authentic Cacio e Pepe (Cheese and Pepper) Pasta

Cacio e Pepe is just another reason why Italians are genius chefs! If done right, Cacio e Pepe is one of the best and easiest dishes you’ll ever make. You’ll only need good pasta, good cheese, lots of black pepper, and concentrated pasta water. You’ll end up with a complex pasta dish that’s creamy, salty, sharp, spicy and irresistible. There’s really nothing that beats Cacio e Pepe, done the authentic…
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Honey Butter Roasted Pears

The idea of roasting a pear for dessert didn’t initially toot my horn. “It’s a pear…how good could it be!” Well – it’s better than good. It’s fantastic. Roasted pears caramelize a bit when drizzled with honey butter that’s a touch salty and a touch sweet. Finish with a sprinkle of finely chopped walnuts and vanilla ice cream (if you’re like me and ice cream makes everything better). Have a…
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Whole Roasted Brown Butter Cauliflower

You haven’t had cauliflower until you’ve had brown butter cauliflower. It’s like never having PB&J…you just need to do it! Roasting a whole cauliflower and basting it in brown butter is a real side dish show-stopper for the holidays. It’s not only handsome as heck, but it tastes as good as it looks. Have a little more fun in the kitchen by cooking along with me! Watch the video below…
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Sparkling Apple Cider Martini

Fall drinks often taste like liquid scented candles. Picture walking into a gift shop. There ya go! Ew. This Sparkling Apple Cider Martini proves that not all fall cocktails taste like potpourri! It’s refreshing, not too sweet, and easy to drink. This is Eric’s and my go-to fall sipper. It’s perfect to serve all holiday season! Eric and I conquer this cocktail together in the video below! My STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO…
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Apple Butter Glazed Roast Chicken with Fall Vegetables

Growing up, my dad was the chef in the house. One of his favorite things to cook was a roast chicken. To this day, making a roast chicken for dinner brings me back to days in the kitchen with Dad. With Thanksgiving right around the corner, I’m feeling extra nostalgic! Making a great roast chicken is such an art…almost a lost art! Turkey day is almost here, so why not…
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Classic French Onion Soup

Onions make me cry. A LOT. While I think most people feel the onion burn, how many people feel like their eyeballs are going to fall out from the onion agony? That’s me! That’s why I call in my hunky support, AKA Eric, to help me chop! He’s an onion pro. Oh and did I mention that this French Onion Soup is a dream? Slow-cooked onions caramelize to a deep…
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