Browsing Category : Thanksgiving

Brown Butter Pumpkin Donuts


I really resisted the whole baked donut thing. For a long time. Cast them aside as imposters. Heretics. Then one day as I was mindlessly perusing Bed, Bath & Beyond I spied a donut tin heaped on top of a messy pile of towels and tooth brush holders and shower caps. I held it up and inspected it. I had visions of me…

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Slow Cooker Spiced Apple Cider


I was completely inspired by Half Baked Harvest’s maple apple cider recipe in which she uses a slow cooker to make it. I was so inspired, that I got up off of my arse and played around with the recipe a bit. I have four apple trees so fasten your seatbelts…there are quite a few more apple recipes coming your way. My…

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Pumpkin Streusel Muffins


Can we talk about the marble in these photos? I’m obsessed. When I first bought my house there were a million things wrong with it (I thought). In fact when the realtor showed me this particular house I said If you show me one more house with a pot-bellied stove, I’m done. There are a ton of houses in our area…

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Five Spice Fig Jam


This post has so many ties to Beijing. Not that I had an affinity for figs while I was there. Nor did I make fig jam while living in China. But autumn was my most favorite season in Beijing, with spring running a close second. Winter was cold and dry and summer was steamy, hot and wet. In fall, everyone was back from…

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Strawberry Cardamom Torte


You’re about to meet your new favorite dessert: strawberry cardamom torte. And it’s the easiest thing ever. You’re welcome. This recipe is only very slightly adapted from The New York Times’s Plum Torte recipe. I had never even heard of this recipe until this past plum season when I sent out a plea via Instagram: What to do with all of…

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Spiced Pumpkin Chocolate Chunk Cookies


This one’s gonna be a quickie. This pumpkin chocolate chunk cookie is the result of too much time on Pinterest. It happens to the best of us. The entire landscape over there is all apples and pears and toffee and caramel and pumpkin in more forms than you can possible imagine. Pumpkin fritters, pumpkin muffins, pumpkin cookies, pumpkin pancakes, donuts, waffles…you name…

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Chai Spiced Granola Waffles


| chai spiced granola waffles | I waited a wee bit to post this granola waffles recipe because I was on such a chai granola bender several weeks back, I thought we needed a time out. A brief respite to build up the anticipation again. So I paused. Regrouped. Re-tasted several thousand times (expanded my legging collection) and decided that,…

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{ four cheese caramelized onion tarts with truffle honey }


four cheese caramelized onion tarts with truffle honey { killer apps } There’s lots happening here…but it’s oh-so-easy and oh-so-make-ahead. We start out with some thawed puff pastry (easy enough)…we give them a quick blast in the oven to puff them up a bit. Then, using a spoon (or fork or other device) we press down in the centers to…

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Pomegranate + Rosemary Cocktail


pomegranate + rosemary cocktail { holiday cheers } This is part of the DisplacedHousewife Christmas Eve Dinner…or if you’re just looking for some holiday sparkle, this is it. I know I said I would have this up by Sunday…but…I’m never one to turn down a good time in the month of December. And that’s what’s been happening. A lot. But…

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Pomegranate + Burrata Salad


pomegranate + burrata salad { christmas eve } I love love love Christmas Eve. We always open one gift (pajamas), a tradition leftover from when I was a kid, and we always make pizza. Over the next week I’m going to share my Christmas Eve dinner with lots of recipes and tons of make-ahead tips. If you haven’t heard me…

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boozy sugared cranberry cheesecake


boozy sugared cranberry cheesecake { perfect holiday dessert } There are so many things that make this the perfect holiday dessert…where to begin, where to begin… First, and most importantly, EVERYTHING is make ahead. You can make the sugared cranberries and the cheesecake several (up to three!) days ahead of serving. Plus, it’s pretty easy to make, as long as…

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Gingerbread Scones + Boozy Spiced Rum Schmooey


gingerbread scones + boozy spiced rum schmooey { it’s happening } The holidays are here. Did you know that? Where did they come from? How did this happen? I haven’t bought one gift. Made not one list. Nary a tree graces the living room, nor lights hanging from the eaves. And, I’m embarrassed to admit, we might even have some Halloween…

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{ port cranberry + apple petite rosette tarts }


port cranberry + apple petite rosette tarts Ohh how badly I wanted to share these with you and equally did not want to write this post. Mostly because I knew I would want to really spell everything out for you, so as not to leave you hanging with dough under your finger nails and cranberry sauce strewn about…and I knew…

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Holiday Cranberry Orange Scones


holiday cranberry orange scones  { thanksgiving breakfast } I don’t have a ton to say. I ruptured a disc in my back several years ago (which I don’t talk about much because it makes me feel like the old-lady emoji) and I seem to have re-annoyed it. After standing on my feet all morning baking cranberry orange scones my toes…

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Petite Spiced Pumpkin Scones


Petite Spiced Pumpkin Scones { options } I like options, that’s no secret. So this pumpkin scones recipe has two schmooey options. First, a nice maple schmooey that screams fall. Second, an anise schmooey for those of you that want to wake up your taste buds a bit. This latter schmooey adds a nice kick to the smooth, warm flavors of the…

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