Family Traditions: Fritz’s Sweet Potato Casserole

Author: Oona Sapunor-Pfaff I don’t know about you, but I am a full-fledged lover of family traditions, especially around the holidays. I don’t care if they are my traditions, your traditions, or a complete stranger’s traditions! I love hearing how people spend their time together, especially when it involves cooking together in the kitchen. There…

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Winter Sangria w/ Muddled Arugula

Author: Emily Tidwell I used to work at an Italian restaurant that had sangria regularly on their menu. The recipe they had was simple. Take the box of premade Franzia Sangria, dump into container, add even more sugar, citrus wedges for authenticity, and serve to guest. Was is tasty? Yeah, kinda, I mean…everyone loves juice,…

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Cauliflower: A Crowd Pleaser All on Its Own

Author: Oona Sapunor-Pfaff Cauliflower is one of those vegetables that often gets overlooked. I have memories of it being steamed alongside carrots and broccoli as a child, or cut up to eat as a cold snack, but back then its flavor matched its color. Bland. As I got older and started waitressing and bartending in…

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How to Get Your Kids (and Adult Friends) to Eat More Vegetables + Green Goddess Recipe

Author: Oona Sapunor-Pfaff Vegetables. I love them, some people hate them. But we can find a middle ground people. The holidays are often a time of overindulgence. Rich foods, sweet treats, and booze o’plenty. We love those things for a reason, they’re delicious. But I encourage you during this upcoming holiday season to break out…

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The Art of Charcuterie

Author: Oona Sapunor-Pfaff Anyone who knows me, knows my profound love for charcuterie and the necessary accompaniment of delicious cheeses, fruits, bread, pickled vegetables, and frankly whatever else sounds good. I think my love of these gorgeous displays of snacks started as a kid. I clearly remember my mom putting together plates of cheese, crackers,…

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Brie Stuffed Grilled Cheese w/ Cranberry Sauce

Author: Erin Clark It’s tough to imagine a holiday party that ends with extra brie cheese laying around, but it has happened. Another item always leftover? Cranberry sauce. The stuff that maintains its jiggly canned shape and is always SO GOOD. Well what if we told you we could combine both (plus carbs and mustard)…

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Apple Tart w/ Frangipane

Author: Emily Tidwell Pastries and baked goods can be intimidating. I know that, personally, making a croissant from scratch still gives me the *heebie jeebies* (maybe I’ve watched too many Great British Baking Show disasters.) But, this apple tart with frangipane is virtually painless and a great upgrade from the American apple pie classic you’ve…

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Mom’s Mussels in White Wine, Tomatoes & Shallots

Author: Erin Clark Mussels, shallots, garlic, white wine…It’s written on the back of an old grocery list, scribbled with notes, it’s my Mom’s mussel recipe! The first time I made this meal for a group of friends they said, “You made mussels? That’s a bold move for dinner…” Well, I have news for you all,…

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Quinoa Salad w/ Pomegranate, Herbs, & Feta Cheese

Author: Erin Clark ‘Tis the season…for Friendsgivings, holiday parties, work parties, just an overload of socializing, eating, and drinking. The anticipation of it all can be daunting. What am I going to bring? It has to impress (we’re not talking pigs in a blanket over here, although not going to knock ‘em, always good). Lucky…

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Pomegranate Shrub Sorbet

Author: Emily Tidwell You know that Red Hot commercial? The one with the sweet old lady and the killer award-winning lemon bars? Everyone asks her what the secret behind the best lemon bar in the world is and she responds “Red Hot, I put that s&%# on everything!” It’s great marketing and now, I really…

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