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Spiced Cider Brined & Roasted Turkey 0

Spiced Cider Brined & Roasted Turkey

I owe my Thanksgiving hosting good fortune to my Joy of Cooking cookbook. The first time I planned to host the holiday, I turned to the turkey section in my trusty cooking reference. The book gives a pretty hard sell on brined & roasted turkey. When you need advice for hosting your first Thanksgiving or roasting your first turkey, confident and straightforward advice is reassuring. And so I’d like to return the favor that I received from the authors of one of my favorite cookbooks. When in doubt, do a brined & roasted turkey. The first time I brined a turkey, I spent a good...

Potato skins make a great meal or addition to any party food lineup—but are usually topped with cheese and sour cream. Bacon, caramelized onion and poblano take the lead role in these dairy-free, Whole30 compliant skins, and boy are they tasty! 0

Whole30 Bacon & Poblano Potato Skins

I’m getting close to the end of my first round of Whole30, and I just wanted potato skins. Not sweet potato skins—just good old regular potato skins. But take away the melty cheese and rich sour cream… Whomp, whomp. I didn’t want a scooped-out baked potato sprinkled with bacon, I wanted potato skins! I needed to find a way to knock it out of the park on the flavor scale since I’m going 30 full days without dairy. And some labor-intensive dairy alternative wasn’t gonna cut it—even if it didn’t go against the spirit of the Whole30. Dairy is rich and...

Whole30 Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo Recipe 0

Whole30 Shrimp & Sausage Gumbo

I met my husband while living in Nashville. But there’s one more long-term love affair that started during my time in the South: Gumbo. Gumbo was one of the first uniquely Southern foods I tried after settling into my new part of the country. And I ate gumbo at about every opportunity I had after that first bite. I stumbled upon a really fantastic gumbo recipe in a cookbook that I previously would have been unlikely to want. It’s Clifford Wright’s Some Like It Hot. Even though my wimpy tastebuds have an aversion to spicy, I was totally geared toward...

Poblano Joes is a fresh, clean-eating twist on the all-time classic favorite, Sloppy Joes! Use chiles from the garden for a special treat. 0

Poblano Joes ★ Clean-Eating Version of the Sloppy

I’ve been making a Biggest Loser recipe called Sexy Joes for a few years now. It’s delicious and lower on calories—mainly because it uses ground chicken in place of ground beef. It calls for chile sauce, though. And I can’t seem to find a decently-priced bottle of chile sauce that embodies my clean-eating ideals (i.e. isn’t loaded with high fructose corn syrup). I used ground beef in my Poblano Joes recipe to make it closer to the classic sloppy joes sandwich that everyone loves. However, you could easily switch the beef out for ground chicken. Then let’s call it Sexy...

Whether it's a snack, lunch, or a light dinner, here you'll find 9 recipes for serving two that are perfectly proportioned and quick to make. 0

Quick Recipes for Serving Two Created for Grace Church

I recently created a series of recipes for serving two to be posted on my church’s blog. If you ever attend a service at Grace Church, you may hear about the Way of Discipleship. It is an intentional, time-bound relationship focused on learning and embracing 11 practices essential to following Jesus Christ. It’s one person walking with another on their journey of learning about these essential practices. Two people. Sometimes, these two people like to eat when they meet together. You’ll find plenty of examples of sharing meals and breaking bread in the Bible. Eating together is a wonderful way to...

Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread is a flavorful accompaniment for meals or a great addition to a spread of small plates—and is done in 5 minutes! 0

Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread

Quick is a kitchen virtue, especially when you have life conditions such as children or a full time job. Recipes like Quick Parmesan Garlic Toasted Flatbread are indeed virtuous. We love to have toasted garlic bread with meals like spaghetti or lasagna. Until I started using MealBoard and added the garlic bread as an ingredient in my recipe file, I would constantly forget to pick up the garlic bread. Seriously, like every time. I had to develop a last-minute method to remedy my mistake, so I would put together a garlicky butter spread that I’d put on slices of sandwich bread...

The Campari Mojito is a twist on this classic refreshing summer cocktail. We switched out the lime juice for a colorful grapefruit flavored aperitif. 0

Campari Mojito Keeps You From Melting to the Pavement

I’ve been waiting for the high heat of the summer to share my recipe for the Campari Mojito. This is a little golden nugget of a cocktail that my sister-in-law and I mixed up a few years back. But let me start with the backstory. I had never tried Campari. As I read through my copy of Complete Bartender in search of fun new cocktails, I came across several that called for Campari. The descriptions out there of this bitter aperitif are a little fuzzy, but I found one that described the flavor as blood orange or grapefruit. And… I was...

Make Marinated Greek Salad Skewers for a fresh and delicious small plate featuring summer vegetables and tasty feta cheese. With made-from-scratch dressing, this appetizer pleases even the most refined palate. 0

Marinated Greek Salad Skewers for Small Plates

I’m so into small plates right now. Although salads could technically be called small plates and we eat them like appetizers, I dig the idea of condensing a salad down to a few bites—particularly for a cocktail party or soirée. I love Greek salads, so I started there. Hence, we have Marinated Greek Salad Skewers. I’ve scouted out several wonderful small plates made with meats and cheeses, even bread. Meaty appetizers present plentifully in blogland. I keep my eye out for tasty small plates featuring vegetables, but they can elude even the most savvy recipe researcher. Summer creates the best opportunity...

Kiwi Crate provides kids ideal STEM-related learning opportunities with their ready-made boxes of activities. I purchased a subscription after my kid said "I want to be a builder when I grow up." 0

♫ Mom Is Great! ♫ Gives Me Kiwi Crate! ♫

This post contains affiliate links from Kiwi Crate, and Dish-y.com may earn a commission if you make a purchase after clicking through those links. However, all opinions are my own, and I have purchased a subscription to obtain a paid customer experience from Kiwi Crate. “I want to be a builder when I grow up.” said Cooper. “You don’t have to wait until you grow up!” I replied. My intentions were golden, but seconds later I realized that I now had to plan some sort of activity that would make the kid feel like he was a builder. I couldn’t renege on that promise…...

Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System is low in fat and high in protein thanks to Jovial Organic Einkorn Whole Wheat Rigatoni pasta. 0

Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System

My new recipe, Chicken Parm Pasta Bake for the Ninja Cooking System, is a little special. Not just because it’s delicious and it’s another recipe for the 3-in-1. It’s special because it’s made with a new kind of pasta that I’m really excited about. I made this chicken parm dish using Jovial 100% Organic Einkorn Whole Wheat Rigatoni. I’m excited about this pasta is because it’s made using a true ancient grain. Einkorn wheat is still the grain nature always intended. It hasn’t been hybridized to contain more gluten for fluffy baked goods. There’s a picture right on the box showing the size of...