Feed a Crowd

Puff Pastry Sausage Rolls

My British husband has lived in the States nearly 5 years now and by and large he is a pretty big fan of the food here. But one of the things he will never understand about the American cuisine is its complete lack of sausage rolls. And by sausage rolls […]

 

Fig Jam & Goat Cheese Crostini with Prosciutto

When you are in need of a simple, delicious appetizer that is sure to please any crowd you can never go wrong with a crostini! And this recipe using Preserve International Balsamic Fig Jam, Goat Cheese, Prosciutto and fresh Basil is one of my very favorites! So fresh and with […]

 

Brie & Cranberry Phyllo Mini Tarts

Call me crazy but I honestly have very little need for a turkey at Thanksgiving. Sure it looks great in the center of the table and I do love me some post-Thanksgiving turkey, cranberry and stuffing sandwiches but appetizers and sides are definitely my favorite parts of the holidays. These […]

 

Bacon, Brown Sugar & Balsamic Brussel Sprouts

While I would most definitely classify Brussel sprouts as one of my favorite vegetables NOW, as a teenager they were not really my thing. That is until one Thanksgiving when my Aunt Patricia presented us with Brussel sprouts that had been steamed in a brown sugar, chicken broth mixture and […]

 

German Style Sweet & Sour Cabbage

I love red cabbage. Seriously. It is such a humble ingredient but it is absolutely chock full of nutrients and there is just so much you can do with it. And while I make red cabbage in a variety of ways, this sweet and sour German recipe is my favorite. […]

 

Asian Green Bean Salad

Over Labor Day weekend we took the kids to the beach with some of my family. Now I typically pack snacks of the cracker variety for such outings so I was surprised when my Aunt Patricia pulled out a giant freezer bag full of marinated green beans from her cooler. […]

 

Braised Red Cabbage & Fennel

Without a doubt this braised red cabbage and fennel recipe is one of my favorite fall side dishes. It’s incredibly easy to throw together, makes a huge pot that can last through the week and tastes fantastic. I love serving it with meat, especially pork, and mashed potatoes and it […]

 

Barbacoa Beef tacos

This is one of those set it and forget it recipes that makes you remember why you even got that slow cooker in the first place. Rich, flavorful beef chuck roast is slow cooked to perfection with chiles and spices until it is tender and smoky. I love it in […]