Monday, November 28, 2011

Ready, Set, Go!

Our household is beginning this week on a mission! Preparing for our week began Sunday evening with a trip to the grocery store gathering staples for the week. Upon returning home, prep work for Monday's meals began.. All with the hopes of sneaking in some time at the gym in the evening then gathering up the kid and settling in at home to a warm awaiting meal and some good ol' family time. A whole fuss-free day and preparing for it was hardly even fussy in itself.

Tuesday, November 22, 2011

Pie Pastry

Pie crust recipes to go along with the Pumpkin Pie.

Pumpkin Pie

The week of Thanksgiving, my favorite holiday. The anticipation of the delicious meal that hours of time have been devoted to. The smells of cinnamon, turkey and toasting marshmallows dancing in the air. Uncle Jim's marinated vegetables, Grandma's stuffing, Great-Grandma's Macintosh apples, olives on our fingers...  Playing games while enjoying Aunt Wanda's fruit pies and Mom's pumpkin pie with coffee. Waking up in the morning to hurry and have another piece of pie...

Wednesday, November 9, 2011

Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes

I love the foods of fall, I would almost go out on a limb and state them as my favorite.. But, unless grilled steak can be classified as a fall food, I'm completely torn. Anyways, the below recipe is from a family friend and is a Thanksgiving table favorite for the Russ family. And I could totally go for one right now, a cold dreary day is easily defended by sage alone.

Thanks Patti!

Thursday, November 3, 2011

A week of culinary smiles.

My kitchen hasn't been very abuzz this last week, I don't even know where this last week went. However, there have been several culinary delights in my life the last week.