Brie Baked in a Bread Bowl is a Must-Make!

Brie baked in a bread bowl gets gooey and melty and utterly delicious.  It makes for a fantastic appetizer or party dish with very little work. Years ago I edited a small community fundraiser cookbook. I had a newborn baby and had taken a sabbatical from my job teaching high school. Who knew that it […]

Oslo Kringle Recipe – Easy & Delicious!

whole kringle on board with coffee

Oslo Kringle is a delicious Norwegian dessert, with the flavor and texture of a cream puff, but with a simpler preparation and fjords of delicious, almond icing. My paternal grandmother, Gramma John, was full-blooded Norwegian. Though she was born in Minnesota, both her parents had emigrated from Norway in the early 20th century. She grew up […]

Tips for Hosting a Holiday Brunch on a Budget

citrus salad, bread, and breakfast casserole

Are you hosting a holiday brunch this season? Feeling a little overwhelmed. Here’s the 411 on how to make it simple as well as delicious. Citrus Salad, Instant Holiday Brunch Kit With the winter holidays ahead of us, we’re in for a ton of fun. Or stress, depending on where you fall on the Holiday Planning Continuum. […]

Easy Roast Potatoes You’ll Want to Keep All to Yourself

large serving bowl of roast potatoes with red checked cloth

Want an easy potato side dish? This is it. Easy Roast Potatoes are a great accompaniment to cooked meats and vegetable dishes. Perfect for a holiday dinner. You know when you call people to table, and they take their ever-loving sweet time? You’ve worked so hard and here the food is getting cold! Yeah, I […]

12 Great Recipes to Use Leftover Turkey

partially carved turkey carcass

Don’t want to just reheat your leftover turkey? Try one of these recipes that use leftover turkey or chicken equally well, making them a great way to use it up, save money, and enjoy good eats. Got turkey?  It seems that every year is different. One year you might not have a big enough bird at […]

Bulk Batch Herbed Stuffing with Onion and Sage

turkey dinner with stuffing in the center

A classic side dish for roast chicken or turkey is a bread stuffing, or dressing. This Herbed Stuffing with Onion and Sage is a major crowd-pleaser and very freezer-friendly. I never understood why Laura and Mary couldn’t agree. One insisted that Ma make the dressing with onion. The other demanded sage. The debate was so […]

Mushroom and Onion Gravy Recipe for the Freezer

Let bottled and dry mix gravy be relics of the past. This recipe for Mushroom and Onion Gravy stirs up silky and delicious. It’s also super freezer-friendly. I was raised to think that making homemade gravy was difficult. It wasn’t some plot by my mother to get me to like canned gravy. But, it really […]

Easy Homemade Cranberry Sauce for People Who Think They Don’t Like Homemade

spoon dipped in bowl of cranberry sauce atop red checked cloth

Ditch the can this holiday season. Cranberry Sauce is incredibly easy to make yourself and it tastes amazing. It also freezes beautifully! I have always loved cranberry sauce. For years though, my preferred variety came in round slices with ridges. Oh yes, yes, it did. The FishFam was Team Jellied for quite some time. I […]