I just wanted to say that I’m really thankful for you.
I mean it. I count each of you wonderful readers as true gifts in my life this Thanksgiving. Thank you so much for tuning in to this little corner of the blogosphere day after day, week after week, year after year. I’m truly, totally, thankful for you, and wish you a wonderful, meaningful, and tasty Thanksgiving today.
With baking season in full swing now, I have been getting lots of emails and comments from you wonderful readers asking about pie recipes (and requesting more!). So I thought it would be fun to create a huge roundup of some of my favorite bloggers’ amazing pie recipes as a little reference point. I was going to keep the list short, but the more I started poking around my friends’ blogs, the more mouthwatering recipes I had to share.
So I got all organized at separated all 60+ pies into some simple categories: classic fall/autumn pies, fruit pies, chocolate pies, refrigerator (icebox) pies, frozen pies, and even savory pies. There are even a few pie-making tutorials and tips thrown in there as well.
Alright folks! This recipe marks my second round of McCormick’s Go 4 Gourmet challenge, in which McCormick presents you with 4 ingredients and challenges you to see what deliciousness can result. As I mentioned with my chorizo and brussels sprouts soup recipe last month, it’s all very “Chopped”-esque, which I love.
I also happened to love this month’s 4 ingredients — ground ginger, veggie broth, shiitake mushrooms and fresh kale.
I’m sure that most of you are way more organized than me and already have your meals planned down to the last detail. But just in case you’re running a little behind (like me!), or for those of you who may be looking for a healthier stuffing recipe (like me!), or, ahem, might not even be a huge fan of traditional stuffing (like me!), I have a last-minute winner of a recipe for you — Butternut Quinoa Stuffing.
Today marks two weeks of living in my new loft without a fully functioning kitchen, which in the land of food blogging has proven a bit challenging. Let’s just say I’ve been eating a lot of salads and sandwiches. (Ok, ok, and maybe taking the opportunity to frequent my favorite taco shop across the street a few times.) :)
But one of the joys of moving was discovering some little hidden treasures in my pantry, including three containers of peanuts. Who knew? So for something different today, I thought I would take the opportunity to spruce up an old recipe on the blog for homemade peanut butter.
I have to say — I have learned more about Kohler this fall than ever before!
Ok, granted, I have known for years that Kohler is pretty much the standard for gorgeous design and high quality when it comes to beautiful kitchen and bathroom products. (Which is why I’m stoked that we are getting ready to install a new Kohler sink and touchless faucet in my new kitchen!)
Oh man. It is November 19, and I have already received six invites for Christmas parties this year. Six!!
Granted, I understand why so many friends want to plan in advance during a busy season. But you have to understand — I’m the girl who is adamantly opposed to even thinking about anything Christmas until after Thanksgiving. In mi casa, there is no Christmas tree, no present-shopping, no holiday-music-listening, no carol-singing, no Christmas-anything until November 29.
“This is the kitchen remodel that never ends…yes it goes on and on my friends….”
Ok, it has been far too long since I have posted an update on my new kitchen remodel after my introductory post. But partly that’s because things have been moving far slower than expected. I know, I know, that’s probably more of the “norm” in home remodeling projects. But I am getting so impatient excited for the kitchen to be finished, so I’m crossing my fingers for no more delays!