THE KITCHEN GADGET LOVERS GIFT GUIDE
The holidays are upon us and one of my absolute favorite things in the world during this time of year (other than snickerdoodles), is hot apple cider! Hot cocoa is cool and everything, but nothing warms my heart more than sitting by the fire, nice and cozy, and drinking some homemade cider.
I may be the only one that does this, but I’m always trying to one up my Thanksgiving game. In my mind, anything that is “fallish” is fair game come Thursday afternoon! I’ve come up with a fun little Thanksgiving-ie appetizer (or eat it as a side) with these Harvest Meatballs with Cranberry Sauce. And you are going to want to DIG.IN.
Cranberry sauce is one of my favorite things to plop onto my plate during Thanksgiving. Every year I try to up my cranberry sauce game and this Walnut Cranberry Sauce has won the trophy!
Bacon Wrapped Sweet Potatoes. Need I say more?!!
This warm brussels and persimmon salad is about to blow yo’ mind!! I have a confession, I never had a persimmon before last year. I don’t know why, because they are sooo great! Slightly crunchy like an apple, a little sweet, perfect for snacking or putting into recipes.
Instant Pot mashed potatoes have been my jam lately. Actually, anything in the Instant Pot has been my jam for the last few months, but mashed potatoes…..complete swoonage!
I gotta tell ya; originally I was going to save this Paleo Gingerbread Latte for when it got closer to Thanksgiving, perhaps even the 1st week of Christmas, but I couldn’t contain myself!
This Chicken Pot Pie Spaghetti Squash Casserole might be the best thing I have ever made to date. Think Thanksgiving stuffing and chicken pie got together and made a little casserole child.
My grandpa was a great cook. In fact a few of my recipes are inspired by his dishes he created. One thing though, that doesn’t ever stray is his Hoppin’ John recipe. We only make it once a year, for the New Year obviously lol. It is sooo good and one of the meals I always look forward to making for my family. And even though it has beans, which we usually don’t eat, it is one of our family traditions and traditions trump!!