Spiced Pumpkin Bundt Cake

This adapted dessert recipe, from the Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving 2014 Catalog, will leave a lasting impression on you. A cake that has the warm seasonal flavors of fall: pumpkin, ginger, cinnamon, and pumpkin spice.  Okay, I need to stop for a minute because I have to tell you some exciting news! Once a Month Meals featured my blog as Blog Partner Spotlight today (see story here)!!! As a food blogger sharing my ...

Mock Mashed Potato with fried onions and shallots

Okay, so we all love mashed potatoes, I know, but my little twin guys cannot eat potato. It brings on behaviors like night wakings, aggression, and silly eyes (eye tracking) that are just not worth the spuds. So ... instead I make a mock mashed potato from cauliflower! I'm sure you have seen this alternative to potato floating around Pinterest, that you may think boring, but I added loads of ...

Sweet Potato Casserole

I know I say this every year but I cannot believe Thanksgiving is almost here. Yikes! Not just because of all the preparing for the holiday — which is my favorite, and always cook way more selections for the table than I need to — but because it means Chanukah will be here soon, then Christmas, then New Year’s, then 2015! Where is the time going??  The other day I looked ...

No Bake Pumpkin Cheesecake

With all there is to do when planning and preparing a Thanksgiving meal, it can be a daunting, stressful experience for some. I get it. My next adapted recipe from the Williams Sonoma catalog is an easy, no bake cheesecake. Because when you do go to the town bakery, or the health food store looking for something delicious that's gluten free, dairy free, AND soy free ... well there usually isn't ...

Apple Pie

Who doesn’t love apple pie? Apple Pie is a family favorite, so when apple season comes around I’m usually making apple pie. A tedious project, but a fulfilling one with every bite due to our obsession with apple pie. As I was selecting which recipes to adapt while looking through the Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving Catalog (see my first post here, in case you missed it), the apple pie on page ...

Pecan Pie

I usually don’t make pecan pie. Actually, never made a pecan pie. Until now. But, it didn't turn out as planned. Here's how it all started ... So, my teenage son and me were flipping through the catalog, (that's when I initially decided to take on the project of adapting recipes from the catalog) and then got to the pie pages. That had our attention. I was looking at the pumpkin pie, ...

Cornbread Stuffing with Chorizo and Pepitas

Here is the other adapted stuffing recipe from the catalog project. I had prepared, and stored in the freezer. It smelled amazing when I pulled it out of the oven. You know I had to pick on it before it cooled. So ... it has a mildly spicy, and smoky flavor, that tastes so yummy with sweetness of the cornbread. OMG. And add pepitas to the mix for a twist on ...

Focaccia Stuffing with Leeks and Wild Mushrooms

Here is my adapted recipe of the lovely focaccia mushroom leek stuffing from the Williams Sonoma Thanksgiving Catalog, on page 20. That I was tempted to nibble on, but decided to freeze it instead for our Thanksgiving meal. I prepared two stuffing recipes. One for the carnivores with chorizo, and cornbread, and this one for the vegetarians with focaccia, mushrooms, and swiss chard for all the different dietary lifestyles in the ...

Overnight Apple Raisin French Toast

Though I gave myself a Williams Sonoma Catalog recipe project, I had to share this breakfast recipe that we had on Saturday (in between copycat recipe posts) using some homemade apple butter I prepared a couple of weeks ago. The little that was left had been eyeing me every time I open the fridge. Waiting for me to conjure up this apple raisin french toast recipe that has been sitting in my ...

Homemade Apple Butter

Adapted Recipe from Clinton St. Baking Co. Cookbook - a Lower east Side, New York Restaurant This apple butter will have you standing at the counter eating right out of the jar. That’s exactly what I did — just stood there taking in spoonful after spoonful. My goodness, the tartness from the granny smith and honey crisp apples had me drooling. Eventually, I did get some on my raisin bagel. A ...