Tagged: Fall

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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...

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...

Honey Pear Sangria a Good Wine for Thanksgiving 0

Honey Pear Sangria | A Good Wine for Thanksgiving

When I hosted my very first Thanksgiving, I was nervous. I had been cooking for years, but I had never cooked anything with turkey and really had no clue what I was doing. And I was even less confident about choosing a good wine for Thanksgiving dinner. I did a little research, and my first time hosting Thanksgiving ended up fairly well considering my inexperience. My Google research paid off; I cooked a perfectly brined turkey breast, and it turns out that a semi-sweet white is a good wine for Thanksgiving. That very first Thanksgiving, I ended up with a bottle...

Goat Cheese with Cracked Peppercorn Cranberry Relish 0

Goat Cheese with Cracked Peppercorn Cranberry Relish

Last year at Thanksgiving, we enjoyed a nice goat cheese that was covered in a simple cranberry sauce. That in itself was a nice pairing of flavors. The cranberries were the perfect sweet and tart complement for the creamy tang of the goat cheese. The hostess served the cranberry crusted goat cheese with a few types of crackers, one of which was the Cracked Pepper and Olive Oil flavor of Triscuits. You know the intense satisfaction of stumbling upon that rare food and wine pairing that brings out hidden flavors and excites the senses? Well, the cranberry goat cheese on...

Fireball Cranberry Sour Fall Cocktail Recipe 1

Fireball Cranberry Sour | Fall Cocktail Recipe

Fireball is sort of a big thing in the Williams clan right now. It has been for about a year. Rob and I typically have at least a partial bottle on hand at home that was leftover from the latest gathering of family and friends. Being the creative type, I thought the Fireball would be a good base for a new fall cocktail. So I went to work. If you’re unfamiliar with Fireball, it’s cinnamon ‘whisky.’ (Although I typically spell it with an ‘e’ but maybe there is some significance to leaving it off.) With taglines like, “Tastes like Heaven,...

Caramel Pear Martini for Fall 0

Caramel Pear Martini for Fall | A Seasonal Aperitif

Recently I made a pretty dish-y addition to my in home bar, as I mentioned in my apple cider cocktail article last week. I found this amazing caramel flavored vodka from Stoli, and I’ve spent a good week obsessing over ways I can use it. Plus, I’m all in the Fall mode now and I want to get the most out of the favorite flavors and ideas for Fall. I even said I was going to do it last week. Using my new caramel vodka, I have created a great martini for Fall to add to my cocktail lineup. The fruits of...

Caramel Apple Cocktail Recipe from Dish-y 0

Caramel Apple Cocktail Recipe

It’s officially fall now, and it’s time to celebrate all the wonderful flavors that go along with the season. One of my favorite fall beverages is apple cider. I love making a hot mulled cider, but I wanted to create a new apple cider cocktail. Plus, it’s just a good idea to have a few favorite seasonal cocktails on hand. Perusing the aisles at the liquor store, I spotted Stoli Salted Karamel flavored vodka. And it hit me: a Caramel Apple Cocktail. I really didn’t have to try too hard to create this recipe. It’s super simple, and pretty standard. I...