Super Simple Thanksgiving Turkey Recipe

roasted turkey
roasted turkey

Ahhh… the holidays. A time filled with pumpkin spice-scented everything, warm thoughts, mulled wine, family time, and of course, FOOD. Yesterday, my friends and I celebrated “Friendsgiving” which is just like Thanksgiving except with no family.  Everyone was in charge of a dish or two and I had the honor of making and bringing homemade stuffing, gravy, and a beautiful roasted turkey.

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Thai Curried Chicken, Butternut Squash, and Spinach Soup

Thai Curried Chicken, Butternut Squash and Spinach Soup
Thai Curried Chicken, Butternut Squash and Spinach Soup

The weather has been awfully chilly lately and today especially has been cold, cloudy, and rainy. What’s better than a hot bowl of soup during the frigid Fall/Winter months?  Many comforting soup recipes are not so healthy, but my thai curried chicken, butternut squash, and spinach soup is good and good for you!

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Classic French Omelet {Video}

French Omelet
French Omelet

Today has been an egg-filled day! Our student productions in school were to cook eggs 12 different ways.  Scramble, fry, boil, baste, omelet- you name it!  Let’s just say, I do not want to see or eat another egg for a couple of days.  Out of all of the eggs we prepared, the french omelet was my favorite because it is classic, simple and so delicious.

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Sautéed Scallops With Herb, Caper and White Wine Sauce

Scallops with herb, caper and white wine sauce
Scallops with herb, caper and white wine sauce

Can you believe it’s already November 4? Time flies by so fast and before we know it, it will be Thanksgiving and then soon after it will be Christmas.  I believe Christmas is only 50 days away…. Well, before everything revolves around turkeys, hams, and roasts, I wanted to cook something I haven’t cooked in quite some time.  My sautéed scallops with herb, caper and white wine sauce are light, filling, and so flavorful!

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Cream Cheese/Blue Cheese Grapes With Toasted Walnuts

blue cheese/cream cheese grapes
blue cheese/cream cheese grapes

This is hands down one of the perfect hors d’oeuvres you can have because it pairs so perfectly with all types of wine.  Whether it is a dinner party for 2 or 20, your special guest(s) will love these cream cheese/blue cheese grapes rolled in crushed, toasted walnuts.  If you do bring these to a holiday party, be sure to make enough because they will be devoured in minutes.

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Keep This In Mind This Halloween

Jill's Pic
Jill’s Pic

Happy Thursday and Halloween Eve! It is almost the weekend and almost the one night of the year when we can stuff our faces with candy, candy, and more candy, and it be somewhat ok!  Some of us may be super excited for Halloween, while others- like myself- are on the fence when it comes to devouring loads of candy. This is because my body will most likely reject it.

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Falafel Scramble with Red Onion, Cherry Tomatoes, and Parmesan

Falafel Scramble
Falafel Scramble

It’s the end of the month which means finances are exiguous, so I have definitely been whipping up some random dishes in the kitchen to save money. In a way, it’s kind of fun to be “forced” to cook and eat with what I have at home instead of going grocery shopping or eating out.  I can be more creative and make some great recipes just by using a few, simple ingredients.  This falafel scramble with red onion, cherry tomatoes, and parmesan is satisfying and quite filling.

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