Go for Ginger

Today we’re taking a look at one of my favorite ingredients and spices: ginger.  I love to add it to my tea, I love teas with ginger in them and adding ginger to a recipe can bring it to a whole new level.  Let’s take a look at some recipes.

Dinner and Dishes:

Ginger rice

Ginger broccoli
Grilled carrots with ginger

Ginger roasted salmon

Caramel ginger chicken

Ginger chicken noodle soup

Chicken with ginger

Ginger dipping sauce

Steamed cod with ginger

Ginger pork rolls

Mushrooms in ginger sauce

Spicy ginger carrot slaw

Ginger carrot soup

Ginger soy shrimp

Ginger rice stuffed mushrooms

Desserts:

Ginger snaps

Gingerbread bundt cake

Gingerbread cookies

Ginger biscotti

Pumpkin gingerbread with orange glaze

Bourbon ginger pecan pie

Ginger pear pie

Apricot ginger scones

Apple ginger crisp

Gingerbread cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting

Candied ginger shortbread wedges

Ginger shortbread

Ginger rice pudding

Poached pears with ginger

Ginger cheesecake bars

Carrot ginger cupcakes

Sesame ginger caramel candies

Gingered fruitcake

Ginger pear muffins

Special Recipe:

Gluten free gingerbread cookies

Gluten free gingerbread cake

Other Ginger Treats:

Ginger syrup

Candied ginger

Gingered nuts

Cranberry, apple and ginger chutney

Drinks:

Ginger sidecar

Ginger caipirinhas

Ginger margarita

Ginger sparkler

Pineapple and ginger smoothie

Gingered framboise martini

Ginger peach bellini

Ginger mint julep

Ginger rum shandies

What do you enjoy creating with ginger?

Craving Cranberries

Do you have extra cranberries that didn’t get used on Thanksgiving? If so today I’ve got some yummy recipes to try.

Breads and Muffins:

Harvest bread

Cranberry walnut bread and muffins

Cranberry whole grain muffins

Cranberry orange brioche

Cranberry vanilla cinnamon swirl bread

Corn and cranberry muffins with chia seeds

Wile rice, pecan and dried cranberry bread

Cranberry pumpkin rolls

Cranberry millet muffin

Cranberry bran muffins

Cranberry banana bread pudding with honey ginger sauce

Whole grain vegan cranberry nut muffins

Gluten free cranberry orange bread with sorghum

Cake, Crisp and Pie:

Nantucket cranberry cake

Yogurt cranberry coffeecake

Cranberry orange babka

Harvest apple cranberry cake

Cranberry apple pie

Pear cranberry crisp

Pecan tart

Cookies, Buns and Scones:

Cranberry gems

Cranberry orange scones

Cranberry sticky buns

Cranberry nut biscotti

Other Treats:

Cranberry orange chutney

Cranberry rosemary breakfast pudding

Cranberry nut chocolate bark

Cranberry tartlets

Cranberry marmalade

Cranberry applesauce

Cranberry butter

Cranberry sorbet

Cranberry jelly

Drinks:

Cranberry cosmopolitan

Cranberry crush

Cranberry cocktail protein smoothie

Pear and cranberry Bellini

Rosy cranberry cider

Mulled cranberry cider

What are your favorite cranberry recipes?

Time For Turkey

Yes, today we’re taking a look at that essential to many Thanksgiving tables: the turkey.  We’ll take a look at some Thanksgiving day recipes for turkey as well as gravy and a few for what to do with leftover turkey after Thanksgiving too.

Thanksgiving Turkey:

Heritage turkey

Barbecued turkey

Herbed turkey

Cranberry BBQ turkey

Roasted turkey

Grilled turkey with southwestern spices

Maple sage turkey

Herb butter roasted turkey

Bacon and onion turkey

Orange roasted turkey

Beer can turkey

Deep fried turkey

Cajun brined turkey two ways

Apple and sage turkey

Juniper brined turkey with Asian ginger butter

Pomegranate glazed turkey with wild rice stuffing

Gravy:

Maple whiskey gravy

Maple gravy

Cider gravy

Bourbon gravy

White wine gravy

Mushroom gravy with thyme

Classic mushroom gravy

Smoked turkey gravy

Turkey Leftovers:

Sweet and spicy turkey pitas

Turkey lasagna

Turkey and dumplings

Turkey chili hand pies

Turkey pot pie with biscuits

Turkey chili

Curried turkey sandwich

Turkey frittata

Turkey and apple breakfast sausage

Turkey meatballs

Turkey tortellini soup

Mustard turkey burgers

What are your turkey plans this Thanksgiving?

Crafting with Thanks

Today we’re getting ready for Thanksgiving with some crafts and creations.

Thanksgiving pie garland

Dyed corn husks

Thanksgiving menu

Thanksgiving party favor boxes

Harvest time corn husk dolls

Thanksgiving pace mats

Treat bags

Ombre pinecones

40 table setting ideas

Pumpkins:

Chenille pumpkins

Rolled paper pumpkins

Accordion paper pumpkins

Fun with Leaves:

Colorful leaf printing

Corkboard leaf trivets

Thankful tree

Fan folded leaves

Fall leaf painting

Paper leaves of thanks

Turkey Time:

Pom pom paper turkey decorations

Stick turkey

Colorful turkey place cards

Scrap ribbon pinecone turkey

Turkey cone hat

Turkey Thanksgiving bowl-ing

Thanksgiving turkey card

Turkey napkin rings

Turkey cupcakes

Gumdrop turkey

What are you crafting and creating this Thanksgiving?

Setting the Thanksgiving Table

Today we’re taking our first look at Thanksgiving for this year with sides and treats to start and end your day right.  Next we’ll look at Thanksgiving crafts and activities, then turkey recipes and then cranberry recipes.

Breakfast and Bread:

Pumpkin bread

Thanksgiving muffins

Pumpkin cake doughnuts

Harvest pumpkin scones

Honey wheat rolls

Buttery sourdough buns

Quick dinner rolls

Cornbread

Gluten free cornbread

Gluten free high fiber dinner rolls

Soup:

Pumpkin chestnut soup

Butternut bisque

Ginger squash soup with Parmesan crouton

Chestnut mushroom soup

Sweet onion soup with porcini mushrooms

Beef and barley stew with roasted winter vegetables

Creamy brie soup

Sides:

Savory pumpkin ravioli

Upside down mushroom tartlets

Homemade crackers

Twice baked new potatoes

Cheesy mashed potato pots

Caramelized butternut squash

Butternut squash tamales

Bacon hasselback potatoes

Gluten free pumpkin Parmesan risotto

Stuffing/Dressing:

Cranberry apple corn bread stuffing

Olive bread stuffing with fennel

Wild rice dressing

Old fashioned bread stuffing

Roasted chestnut stuffing

Bourbon pecan stuffing

Lemon, nut, and rice stuffing

Apricot and pecan stuffing

Chorizo and corn bread stuffing

Challah stuffing with fennel and dried fruit

Gluten free stuffing

Gluten free stuffing and simple gravy

Desserts:

Pumpkin praline mini pies

Pumpkin pie

Pumpkin mouse

Salted pumpkin caramel thumbprints

Pumpkin icebox pie with pistachio gingersnap crust

Pumpkin bars with Marcona almonds

Pumpkin tiramisu cake

Gluten free pumpkin cake

Gluten free pumpkin pie

Very almond cheesecake

Pecan bars

Old fashioned pecan pie

Chocolate cream pie

French apple tart

Apple spice cake with cream cheese icing

Apple pie

Apple crisp

What are you cooking this Thanksgiving?

Cooking with Cider

Today we’re taking what is a perfectly good drink and getting creative with it!

Meal Time:

Cider brined turkey

Cider glazed sausage

Green beans with cider vinaigrette

Cider braised pork loin

Cider pork stew

Apple cider chicken

Treats and Sweets:

Mini apple cider cakes

Apple cider baked doughnuts with maple glaze

Apple cider caramels

Apple pie bars

Cider glazed apples

Easy dried apple cider pie

Apple cider buttons

Cinnamon cider doughnut holes

Apple snickerdoodles

Toppings:

Cider cinnamon spread

Cinnamon cider glaze

Cider Dijon dressing

Cider maple syrup

Apple cider barbecue sauce

Drinks:

Spiced apple cider

Warm vanilla cider

Mulled cranberry cider

Cinnamon candy cider

Cider bourbon cocktail

Maple bourbon cider

Sparkling cider and cara cara orange punch

Mulled cider and pineapple cocktail

What do you enjoy making with cider?

Victories for Vegans

Today we’re taking a look at some vegan friendly recipes.  I always try to include at least one gluten free or vegan or other diet-sensitive recipe in my posts, but since it’s World Vegan Month, we’re going to do a full post.  I know it’s not for everyone, but I would encourage everyone to try at least once vegan recipe because there are lots of health benefits to these recipes, and given how many people are vegan there have been great strides made in how the recipes taste, so don’t assume that we’re sacrificing a lot (or anything) to do vegan.

What does vegan mean anyway? At the very simplest it means cooking without animal products.

Breakfast:

Whole grain vegan cranberry nut muffins

Vegan banana french toast

Vegan gluten free pumpkin waffles

Vegan banana bread

Vegan blueberry muffins

Meals:

Vegetarian chili

Vegan meatballs

Roasted red pepper with olive and caper bruschetta

Quinoa salad with toasted almonds

Cuban black bean stew with rice

Savory stuffed sweet potatoes

Cauliflower “couscous” salad

Vegan lentil burgers

Vegan stuffing

Spicy vegan sloppy joes

Vegan mac and cheese

Vegan lemon fettuccine Alfredo

Tomato bisque with cashew cream

Desserts:

Vegan clementine cupcakes

Vegan chocolate chip cookies

Sprouted wheat vegan spice cake

Allergen free brownies

Vegan frosting

Vegan apple pie

Vegan apple oat crisp

Vegan vanilla cupcakes

Vegan pumpkin pie

What vegan recipes have you tried and loved?