Holiday Potpourri

SSC’s 13-Day Holiday Challenge, Day 3: Holiday Simmer Potpourri

Day 3 of the Simply Sophisticated Cooking 13-Day Holiday Challenge is the only non-eating food gift that I included. Although all the ingredients are completely edible and yummy to use. My Holiday Simmer Potpourri will have your home (or those you give it to) smelling fantastic throughout the holiday season. Not only does this potpourri…

Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti

SSC’s 13-Day Holiday Challenge, Day 2: Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti

It’s Day 2 of the Simply Sophisticated Cooking 13-Day Holiday Challenge. Our DIY food kit for Day 2 is a holiday inspired Chocolate and Cranberry Biscotti. While most of us in the US associate biscotti with the double baked hard cookie that we dip into coffee or drinks, biscotti is actually the Italian word for…

Authentic Mexican Horchata

SSC’s 13-Day Holiday Challenge, Day 1: Authentic Mexican Horchata

“It’s the holiday season.” LOL, I can’t get that song out of my head. Maybe it’s because today is Day 1 of the second annual Simply Sophisticated Cooking’s 13-Day Holiday Challenge. This is the second year that I’m challenging myself to 13 Days of back to back posts. Last season was cookies, this season is…

Turkey Salad with Cranberries, Apples, Kale and Walnuts

Fall Turkey Salad with Cranberries, Apple, Kale and Walnuts

I love leftover Thanksgiving turkey. In fact, I always buy a bigger turkey than we need so that we have plenty of leftovers. I love thick slices of turkey breast on white store-bought sliced bread with mayo. I know it’s horrible. But it’s comfort food from growing up that I just haven’t lost the taste for.…

Turkey Salad with Cranberries, Apples, Kale and Walnuts

21Thanksgiving Leftover Makeovers Transformed Into New Dishes

Thanksgiving leftovers. It’s both a love and hate affair. Turkey, mashed potatoes, sweet potato casserole, corn, green bean casserole, stuffing and cranberry sauce. So tasty on Thanksgiving Day. But after lingering in the fridge for days, we grow weary of their presence and just wish them gone. So what is do with all those leftovers?…

Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls

Delicious Airy Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls Just in Time for the Holidays

Another bread recipe! Just in time for Thanksgiving and the holidays. My recipe for Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls will make a tasty accompaniment for any of your holiday meals. They’ll also be excellent for handling the leftovers! You already know how much I love making bread. This recipe for Slightly Sweet Wheat Rolls is no…

cranberries: uses for cranberries besides sauce

21 Uses for Cranberries Besides Cranberry Sauce

Growing up, cranberries graced our dining room table once a year in the form of Oceanspray Jellied Cranberry Sauce. I think it was the one time of year my mother was most excited about food. Roasted turkey and cranberry jelly were one of the highlights of her year. I think if we could have afforded…

Homemade ice cream sandwiches

Hubby’s Recipe for Homemade Ice Cream Sandwiches

I don’t know about you but it’s been a stressful week for me. First, we had a sewer pipe break and flood the basement of our housesit home and then Trump was elected president. WOW! The world would be a much easier place to live in if everyone sat down over a meal and talked.…

12 ingredients or less Thanksgiving side dishes: roasted turkey on a plate

12 Ingredients or Less Thanksgiving Side Dishes: Including Salt and Pepper

Did you know the average American eats 4,500 calories on Thanksgiving Day? I knew I ate too much on T-Day because of my painful tummy but never realized it could potentially be that many calories until I was reading one of those pesky statistics reports on food and Thanksgiving. Ouch! No wonder my tummy always…

Roasted Pork with Apple, Radish and Jalapeno Slaw and Hard Cider Drizzle on Fall Squash Pancakes.

Savory Pancake Cooking: Pork, Slaw, Hard Cider and Fall Squash Pancakes

As promised, here is a recipe for savory pancake cooking: Roasted Pork with Apple, Radish and Jalapeno Slaw and Hard Cider Drizzle on Fall Squash Pancakes. I’m excited because I have a feeling that you’re going to love this recipe. It’s sweet, savory and spicy and full of fall flavors. You just can’t go wrong with…