Lattes 12 Ways

The temperature has been dropping, which directly correlates with the amount of hot beverages I consume on a daily basis. Right now I’m at two – coffee in the morning and tea in the evening – but come January that will surely double. Here are some latte recipes I’ve got bookmarked for when I need to add some variety into the rotation.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Choose Your Own Adventure: Thanksgiving Dinner Menu

 

For the past six years our Thanksgiving coverage has always included You’re Invited, a post featuring a menu, tabletop, and decor that made up my idea of the perfect holiday setup for that November. This year things are changing up, and I really hope you enjoy it as much as you’ve liked the turkey posts of the past! I’ll still be sharing Thanksgiving tabletop and decor ideas in a later post, but this one is for those of you missing bits of a menu, inspiration for what to take to the potluck you’ve been invited to, or ultimately planning an entire meal if you’re playing host next Thursday. (I like to call it Choose Your Own Adventure after the popular book series.) Follow the prompts to create your own perfect meal – my suggestions are based on 10 to 12 dinner guests so adjust accordingly!

 

Row 1: Apple Cider Punch with Bourbon // Autumn Gin & Tonic // Belgian Beer Sangria   Row 2: Pomegranate and Lemon Rosé Spritzers // Rosemary Paloma // Spiced Pineapple Rum Toddies

 

Row 1: Baked Goat Cheese Balls // Blackberry Cucumber Caprese Skewers // Charred Corn Sweet Pepper Crostini   Row 2: Cranberry Salsa // Feta Spinach Stuffed French Bread // Fried Brussels sprouts with Lemon-Chive Dipping Sauce   Row 3: Gruyere, Mushroom & Caramelized Onion Bites // Mini Cheese Ball Truffles // Pumpkin Queso

 

Row 1: Apple Cider Glazed Turkey Breast // Citrus Tea-Glazed Roasted Turkey // Grilled Spatchcock Turkey with Maple Butter + Apple Cider Brine   Row 2: Herb and Butter Roasted Turkey // Sausage, Cherry, and Sage Stuffed Turkey Breast // Smoked Turkey

 

Classic Southern Gravy // Make Ahead White Wine Gravy // Perfect Gravy Without the Bird

 

Row 1: Butternut Squash and Wild Mushroom Stuffing // Caramelized Onion Stuffing // Ciabatta and Sausage Stuffing   Row 2: Classic Traditional Thanksgiving Stuffing // Gluten-Free Sage Chestnut Stuffing // Healthy Sausage, Fennel, and Cranberry Stuffing

 

Row 1: Broccoli Apple Salad with Yogurt Dressing // Brown Rice Salad with Carrots, Feta, and Pine Nuts // Kale Salad with Cranberry Cinnamon Vinaigrette   Row 2: Lemon Sea Salt Arugula Salad // Matchstick Apple and Celery Salad // Wilted Cabbage Salad

 

Row 1: Buttery Dinner Rolls // Garlic Bread “Cinnamon” Rolls // Garlic Parmesan Dinner Rolls   Row 2: Honey Pumpkin Dinner Rolls // No Knead Artisan Bread // No Yeast Dinner Rolls

 

Row 1: Hasselback Potato & Shallot Gratin // Mashed Potatoes with Saffron Garlic Butter // Polish Dill Potatoes   Row 2: Pumpkin Potato Gratin with Brie // Roasted Fingerling Potatoes with Garlic and Herbs // Savory Sweet Potato Casserole

 

Row 1: Blueberry Applesauce // Cinnamon Spice Baked Apples // Easy Maple Apple Cranberry Sauce   Row 2: Instant Pot Apple Cider Apple Sauce // Roasted Apple Cranberry Relish // Tangerine-Port Cranberry Sauce

 

Row 1: Balsamic Broccolini & Mushrooms // Broccoli Mash with Garlic and Parmesan // Caramelized Brussels Sprouts   Row 2: Cauliflower Puree with Sautéed Mushrooms // Grilled Zucchini with Chili and Mint // Healthier Green Bean and Pepper Veggie Casserole   Row 3: Roasted Vegetables with Rosemary Maple Balsamic // Rosemary Roasted Beets // Sticky Miso and Tahini Aubergine Wedges

 

Row 1: Apple-Cinnamon Pie with Lattice Crust // Biscoff Cheesecake // Brown Butter Maple Chess Pie   Row 2: Chocolate Peppermint Upside Down Dessert // Cranberry Tart // Easy Tiramisu   Row 3: Hazelnut Pumpkin Tart // No-Bake Chocolate Cream Pie (V) // Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Pecan Streusel & Bourbon Cream Sauce

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Brie 12 Ways

Brie is a perfectly delicious runny cheese of its own right, but when combined with a few other complimentary ingredients it get moved up an entire level. It’s a cheese that can swing sweet or savory and find its way into just about any meal. These twelve recipes look especially tempting!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Pumpkin Seeds Two Ways

 

I’ve always wanted to try roasting my own pumpkin seeds and finally made it happen. We usually carve a few jack o’ lanterns, so there were more than enough seeds to go around and I was able to experiment with a few different flavor profiles – savory and sweet.

 

 

Sweet Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

• 2 C pumpkin seeds from a fresh pumpkin
• 2 tsp melted butter or olive oil
• 3 Tbsp maple syrup
• sea salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse pumpkin seeds in a strainer, removing any remaining pulp by hand. Pat dry. Mix with melted butter or olive oil in a bowl before adding maple syrup and sea salt. Spread seeds evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown and crisp, stirring once. Cool completely before serving.

 

 

Savory Roasted Pumpkin Seeds

• 2 C pumpkin seeds from a fresh pumpkin
• 2 tsp melted butter or olive oil
• 1 tsp Italian seasoning
• sea salt to taste

Preheat oven to 350°F. Rinse pumpkin seeds in a strainer, removing any remaining pulp by hand. Pat dry. Mix with melted butter or olive oil in a bowl before adding Italian seasoning and sea salt. Spread seeds evenly on a cookie sheet. Bake at 350°F for 15 to 20 minutes or until light golden brown and crisp, stirring once. Cool completely before serving.

 

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Noodles 12 Ways

Autumn showed up right on time this past weekend, and I’m so ready to dive back into comfort foods! Noodles in any form always fall under that category, so these twelve variations are all in good company.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chicken Salad 10 Ways

Chicken salad sandwiches are kind of a sentimental food for me, filled with memories of my junior high best friend and I wiling away the hours eating them in the mall’s food court. They were my first positive interaction with mayonnaise, which sounds strange I know and with which I still have a love/hate relationship. Lately my lunches have been getting boring and I thought searching out the perfect chicken salad recipe could help remedy that – here are ten recipes I’m going to experiment with.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sorbet 12 Ways

Ice cream may be considered summer’s sweetheart, but on a sweltering day hand me a dish of sorbet please. Dairy is the last thing I want to eat during the dog days of deep summer when I could be digging into a light and flavorful scoop of the aforementioned instead. I’ve never made my own, but these 12 sorbet recipes are calling my name!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Chia Pudding 12 Ways

It took me awhile to get on the chia pudding train because the hype seemed like too much. I only just hopped on last month, and well, I was wrong and it’s delicious. Just make sure you’re near a mirror and some dental floss, you know, just in case.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Salad Dressing 10 Ways

Summer is unofficially here, and to me that means cramming as many veggies into this here bod as possible while they’re in season. My go-to is usually a kitchen sink style salad that uses up whatever’s languishing, and tying it all together with a delicious dressing that’s like a bow on top. I’m looking forward to trying out these ten recipes in the months to come!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Sliders 15 Ways

It’s universally known that big things made smaller are just better. Case in point: sliders. Little four bite sandwiches filled with all of the most delicious things that also happen to be perfect for get togethers. With warm weather and outdoor entertaining just around the bend, sliders just might be the perfect potluck  or picnic dish. Check out these 15 mouthwatering recipes below!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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