Rutabaga Puree with Sage Brown Butter INGREDIENTS: Serves 6-8 3 rutabagas, peeled and chopped 2 cups chicken stock 2 tablespoons salt 1 cup heavy cream 2 tablespoons pepper 1 tablespoon chopped thyme 1 tablespoon finely-chopped sage 2 tablespoons butter For the butter: 1/2 cup butter 1 clove garlic, finely chopped 7-8 sage leaves Place rutabagas in…Continue Reading “Rutabaga Puree with Sage Brown Butter”

  A sprawling Thanksgiving spread deserves a table that’s equally as enticing. Creating a functional yet fabulous Thanksgiving table is much less time consuming than you may think, and with a few smart shopping tips will only cost you a few bucks. Golden Thanksgiving Table Earthy Thanksgiving Buffet  Lustrous Seasonal Centerpiece Gilded Pumpkin Centerpiece Mushroom…Continue Reading “5 Easy Thanksgiving Centerpieces”

Mushroom Soup

After a wonderful week at the beach for The World Food Championships (more coming about that later), Gail sent me home with a surplus of extra mushrooms. What to do with all those mushrooms? Make a creamy Mushroom Soup loaded with the savory flavors of parsley and thyme. Top with some crunchy croutons or crusty…Continue Reading “Mushroom Soup”

Jack-O-Lantern

The original Jack-O-Lantern was far from the bright, orange pumpkin of today’s time. Stepped in Irish folklore that dates back centuries, Jack-O-Lanterns were actually turnips or beets, carefully carved and then strategically placed around the home to ward off any trespassing spirits. Often hung from fences or gate posts, these delightful little root vegetables are…Continue Reading “Turnip Jack-O-Lanterns”