Category Archives: Thanksgiving


Spanish Paella

I think I would be a very happy camper if I lived in Spain. I just love their lifestyle, and I especially love their food. This Spanish paella transports me over the ocean to Spain, where siestas are highly encouraged … Continue reading

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Lindsay Landis and Taylor Hackbarth

Coconut Beef Stir-Fry Rice Bowls

For all the thought and planning we put into the holiday meals, we put surprisingly little effort into the before and after, often throwing together mishmashed cheese plates or frozen pizzas, or simply ordering out. In our house it’s no … Continue reading

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Citrus and Vanilla Sparklers

Have you guys ever heard of Friendsgiving? It’s basically a warm-up to the main Thanksgiving event that typically happens a week or so before the real holiday. It’s become one of my favorite food days of the year. Not only … Continue reading

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Roasted Curry-Spiced Brussels Sprouts

I can’t remember a time when I didn’t enjoy Brussels Sprouts and I’m pretty sure I have my mother to thank for that. Their green, earthy cabbage-like flavor makes them a perfect side dish for holiday roasts and all sorts … Continue reading

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Spiced Roasted Chickpeas

As a mom of three young children I am always mindful of providing healthy snacks to pack in their school lunches.  I find myself in a common yet familiar struggle many parents deal with when trying to convince my kids … Continue reading

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Vanilla Brined Thanksgiving Turkey

I look forward to Thanksgiving more than almost any other holiday. It’s a time to slow down, even for just a day, and share the season with those most important to us. Friends, family, acquaintances and old companions spend the … Continue reading

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Casella Okulaja

Introducing Our Flavor Explorers for the Holiday Season

At the beginning of the holiday season every year, I find myself brainstorming ways to liven up my menus and spreads. Of course I always have traditional fare passed down through my family, but I also like to serve my … Continue reading

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Casella Okulaja

Farewell and Chaò to Todd and Diane

It is always bittersweet to say farewell to our Flavor Explorers. Each one of them has challenged me to rethink my personal approach to cooking and baking. Todd and Diane from White On Rice Couple are no exception. Their simple … Continue reading

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