Do you need to take a dish to your Thanksgiving family meal or other gathering? Why not put together this appetizer tray featuring three cheese spreads inspired by the traditional flavors of the season, and two types of soaked crackers to go with them? Yum! [by Lindsey Proctor]
I’m putting myself on the line by claiming that this is the “Best Sweet Potato Casserole Ever”. Now it hasn’t won any awards or a blue ribbon at the State Fair or anything like that. But I can tell you that I never liked sweet potatoes — until I created this recipe. I make this for my family year-round, take it to cookouts and potlucks, and have shared this recipe with many friends and family. It’s so good! [by Lindsey Dietz]
Looking for something pretty as well as healthy to serve your guests this holiday season? Here is an easy to prepare festive red and green beet salad. If you are not a fan of beets, perhaps it is because you haven’t really tasted them fresh! My husband did not care for them at all — until we began growing our own. Since both the tops and the roots can be eaten, beets perform double duty in the kitchen. For this salad, the beets are cooked and tossed warm with about two tablespoons of balsamic vinegar. Before serving, the salad is drizzled with olive oil. This makes for a very light, fresh tasting salad. [by Jenny Cazzola]
Roasting is a one of my favorite ways to prepare vegetables! It’s perfectly simple, requiring little more than chopping, tossing in oil, and placing in a hot oven. During roasting, vegetables become lovely and crisp on the outside, tender and soft on the inside. Roasted vegetables are a wonderful accompaniment to any fall or winter meal. I also find that many vegetables taste better roasted than they do raw or steamed. Some vegetables I don’t generally like are absolutely delicious roasted (cauliflower, for example). Here’s a simple guide to roasting vegetables, whether combining them together or roasting them singly.
Back in the day, my dad had a certain supper specialty he’d lovingly whip up for me, my sister, and my mom. Hot dogs wrapped in a certain store bought crescent dough. Is anyone else out there nodding their head, sharing a similar memory? Classic, right?! Well, this recipe is my nod to those sweet memories, as well as to the satisfying smiles that come from an even tastier and healthier sourdough version.
We’re still mostly avoiding grains for gut and allergy issues. Yet we’re still eating pizza — thanks to this awesome cauliflower-based pizza crust. The first time I made it, my family and I both thought it probably wouldn’t be very good. Turns out that mild-flavored cauliflower dresses and flavors up very well into a pizza crust. Quite surprisingly, if I do say so myself. The flavor is actually awesome. Now it’s one of our favorite pizza crusts! And so let me share these mini grain-free cheese pizzas with you.
Today, I’m a guest on Beyond The Peel TV, hosted by Joshua and France of the Beyond The Peel blog. Joshua and I talk about my family, my classes, how easy it is to get started with traditional foods, and lots more. Joshua is a great host. No wonder he’s doing an internet TV show — he’s a natural! In this post, I also share the recipe for simple, no-pound sauerkraut which I mentioned in the show.