Thanksgiving Paloma

I’ve been thinking about this word: Grateful. I’ve been seeing it everywhere. In hashtags: #simplygrateful. In Louisa’s schoolwork: “Write three things you are grateful for.” Her answers were, nature, my house, and my mom; in that order. Even in Black Friday ads (gross). I’ve been trying to hone in on what that word means to…

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Happy Monday! Not just any Monday however, but Thanksgiving week Monday, almost-like-a-Wednesday Monday, you-better-hope-your-turkey-is-almost-thawed Monday. This past weekend we procured our turkey, it weighs only 5 pounds less than my toddler. Bring. It. On. Our Thanksgiving table tends to be a reflection of our lives—a little Mexican, a little white-bread American, and of course some…

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Sunday Rocks|Thanksgiving Edition

It’s Sunday. Which means it is absolutely the perfect time to share our favorite ideas, recipes, objects, dreams, and desires of the week. Sundays mean lingering in bed, an extra cup of coffee, a breakfast splurge, lounging in pajamas. Sunday Rocks! I don’t think I need to tell you that today marks the beginning of…

Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce

Cranberry-Pineapple Sauce

I’ve made converts with this cranberry sauce. I’m not kidding. On Tuesday I did a cooking demo for all my lovely Mom-friends about the necessities of Thanksgiving and had a long lecture on cranberry sauce, because clearly that is the necessity of necessities and I had grown women tell me they have never eaten cranberry sauce!…

Achiote Roasted Turkey

Achiote Roasted Turkey

We all have our Thanksgiving favorites. The dishes we never (okay, hardly ever) eat except on that warm, glowing evening in late November. Maybe its green bean casserole, maybe cranberries from a can, who knows, nostalgia can be found in a lot of unsuspecting places.   For me it’s mashed potatoes made with starchy Yukon…

Candied Pumpkin Tart

Candied Pumpkin Tart {Dairy Free}

You and I know the best part of Thanksgiving. Two words. Pumpkin. Pie. You know what’s not the best part? All those poor souls (The Professor included) who can’t eat gloriously smooth and creamy pumpkin pie because it’s damn near impossible to make it taste good without half-and-half or cream or cow’s milk in one form…

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Spicy Chorizo and Poblano Stuffing

Hi Friends! How are you feeling about the new site? Thoughts? Are you getting comfortable with the new arrangement? Thank you for all the kind words, I’m pretty pumped about the whole situation. While I’d like to spend this post waxing on and on about how easy it is now to leave me a comment…