Salted Caramel Chocolate Pecan Pie

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It’s absolutely impossible not to think about pie this time of year. No dessert seems more appropriate as Thanksgiving approaches. Pie is not something that I bake that often, but when I do I am

  • For dough
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1-1/2 sticks cold unsalted butter, cubed
  • 1/4 cup ice water

Butternut Squash & Cauliflower Quinoa

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Last weekend I gave Thanksgiving a practice run. I roasted a dry-rubbed turkey, baked a pecan pie and experimented with sides. You can’t go wrong with the classics like stuffing and sweet potato (fill in

  • For quinoa
  • 2 cups peeled & cubed butternut squash
  • 1 pound cauliflower
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper  
  • 1-1/2 cups water
  • 3/4 cup tri-color quinoa

Pull-Apart Bread

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T-minus 2 weeks until Thanksgiving, my favorite food holiday of the year. I have sides and dessert on the brain right now and of course bread. It’s often a forgotten detail of a big meal,

  • For dough
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 2 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour

Spaghetti and Turkey Meatballs

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I got a little emotional when my almost four-year-old fit in a 5T coat. Did he just skip 4T!? Lately he’s been consuming a crazy smorgasbord for dinner. It must be a growth spurt. I’ve

  • For tomato sauce
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1 white onion, finely chopped
  • 1 garlic clove, minced
  • 1-28 ounce can crushed tomatoes
  • 1/4 teaspoon red pepper flakes
  • 1 teaspoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon black pepper