Maple Meringues

Valentine’s Day has come and gone, which means March is almost here, and it’s time for me to start thinking about all things maple! March 27th is not only Maine Maple Sunday this year, it’s also Easter, so a lot of farms may not be open to visitors in order to spend the day with their…

Maple Chicken & Waffles

Every so often I get the urge to pull out the waffle iron at supper time. Sometimes it’s a breakfast-for-supper deal, and other times, I have fried chicken on my mind. (I actually have fried chicken on my mind a lot more often than that, but not always in conjunction with waffles.) This is my…

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders

Chicken Cordon Bleu Sliders 2 chicken breasts, ground 1 teaspoon dried tarragon 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1/2 teaspoon black pepper 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 1 tablespoon dijon mustard (plus 1/4 cup for mayonnaise) 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1/4 pound shaved deli ham 1/4 pound sliced swiss cheese, cut into smaller squares lettuce 1/4 cup…

Chicken Curry Sliders

Chicken Curry Sliders 2 chicken breasts, ground 1 tablespoon curry powder (plus 1 teaspoon for mayo) 1 teaspoon granulated garlic 1 teaspoon chili powder 1/2 teaspoon salt 1/2 teaspoon black pepper lettuce 1/2 cup mayonnaise Major Grey’s chutney 1 package of 12 slider buns In a bowl, combine ground chicken breast with curry powder, garlic, chili…

Chicken Parmesan Slider

Chicken Parmesan Slider 2 chicken breasts, ground 1 teaspoon dried basil 1 teaspoon dried oregano 1 teaspoon granulated garlic (plus 1 teaspoon for bread crumbs) 1/4 cup grated parmesan cheese (plus 1/4 cup for bread crumbs) 1/2 cup seasoned bread crumbs 1/4 pound sliced mozzarella, cut into smaller squares your choice of tomato pasta sauce…

Maple Horseradish Mustard-glazed Salmon

Hey! I did it! By “it,” I mean that I successfully completed NaBloPoMo for November. I’m giving myself a pass on Thanksgiving, because it’s a national holiday, and I still made 29 new blog posts for the month! Then I gave myself a week off, and now we’ll get back on track with, I think,…

Chai Syrup

I love iced chai from Starbucks. I originally created this recipe as a replacement for that, when I was pregnant with Lyric in the sweltering summer heat and trying to get my fix and still stick close to a budget. Now that it’s getting colder and winter is asserting itself, I’m craving a nice, hot chai…

Chocolate Milk Pudding

Well, I think I will give myself a pass for not making a post on Thanksgiving; I spent the morning cooking and traveling to my in-laws’ house, spent the afternoon with our family, and then spent the evening recovering from a delicious, abundant meal prepared by my awesome mother-in-law. I didn’t even cook today —…

Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls

This is a great Thanksgiving morning treat, especially if you make the rolls the night before to rise and bake in the morning, since most people are generally pretty busy in the kitchen throughout the day, at least until their meal. You’ll notice this recipe is a bit heavy on the spice — that’s because…

Leftover Cranberry Turkey Quesadillas

My final ‘leftovers’ recipe (so far — I am sure as the years go on, I will come up with more and newer ways to use up the leftover scraps from a Thanksgiving dinner!) is a cranberry turkey quesadilla. We love quesadillas — one of the baby’s first meals from a restaurant was a cheese quesadilla…

Leftover Turkey & Potato Empanada

Two of the things that are most often left over after all the sandwiches have been made — at least in my home, growing up — are turkey and mashed potatoes. Because let’s be real here — you’re gonna put the gravy on your turkey-stuffing-cranberry sauce sandwich, and there’s just not going to be any…

Leftover Squash & Turkey Curry

Curry is probably one of my favorite ways to use up leftover chicken, turkey, or other meats — not that we have them often. This one in particular is nice because you can throw it all together in a relatively short period of time, so if you are the sort to go chasing after Black…

Roasted Carnival Squash with Maple Dijon Vinaigrette

Nearly everyone has squash on their Thanksgiving table. Growing up, we often had more than one kind — and sweet potatoes — all boiled and mashed with butter and brown sugar, and all nearly the same shade of orange. It can get pretty confusing, especially if you don’t like sweet potatoes (I’ve found ways I…

Whipped Potatoes with Celeriac

I was about to go to bed early tonight when I realized that I hadn’t made a blog post today. It’s been a pretty tiring Tuesday, not for any reason in particular other than having a toddler, really. Today she spent a lot of time fighting her naps, and when she wasn’t in her crib…

Haggis

Haggis has long been a favorite of mine. I first posted this recipe in 2011, shortly after the death of my father, and over a year before Ian and I met and fell in love. Though the recipe itself hasn’t changed, my photography skills have improved, and I now have a husband who appreciates my…

Maple-Braised Chicken

Sometimes there are family favorite dishes that stand the test of time, and sometimes you have to experiment and mix them up a little to keep them fresh. This is one of the unique cases where both is true. My mom’s Chinese Chicken was a staple in our house growing up, and now it’s a…

Maple “Pancake Breakfast” Muffins

It’s the weekend, and that used to mean sleeping in. These days, it means being up at the crack of dawn and finding something to put together for breakfast. These muffins are a great weekend breakfast, especially with a baby in the house, because mini muffins are just the right size for toddler hands. They’re a…

Sriracha Clam Dip

Ever since Heluva Good took their clam dip off the market, I’ve been looking for a substitute. Since I can’t buy one off the shelf, ready to go, I had to come up with my own that was easy to make (because when I want chips and dip, I don’t want to spend forever making…

Jellied Cranberry Sauce from scratch!

If you’re anything like me, you really like jellied cranberry sauce. I realize that among the folks who celebrate Thanksgiving, there’s probably a 50/50 divide between people who like jellied and people who like whole berry cranberry sauce, so there’s probably a 50/50 chance you’re with me on this. I really like fresh cranberries, though,…

Savory Matzo Stuffing

This stuffing is a change of pace for me. It was borne of an overabundance of matzo in my husband’s pantry, because one of the things we have in common is the habit of stocking up on clearance food items we might possibly have a use for at some point in the undetermined future. We never…

Mushroom Sourdough Stuffing

A rare (for me) vegetarian dish, this stuffing is the second foundational recipe for my BEST EVER stuffing recipe (which is not vegetarian.) It’s hearty and savory, two of the hallmarks of a really great Thanksgiving side, but it also won’t take the spotlight away from the bird, or Grandma’s famous pie. As you can see,…

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