Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Cranola

Whole Wheat Snickerdoodle Cranola December is shaping up to be an unexpectedly busy month. Typically, this is the time of year I get a jump on my to-do list at work and take a few days off to relax and recharge. Meetings, conference calls and deadlines prevented me from doing either. I can’t believe Christmas is two weeks away – I haven’t even thought about what to give family and friends…. 

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Cheesy Chili-Filled Deep Dish Pizza

Ever get home from traveling and crave a home-cooked meal? It happened to me on Sunday. Jason and I had just returned from a five-day stay in Washington, where we spent Thanksgiving with his family. We ate (and drank) very well but when we landed in San Francisco, I was in the mood for “my” food. Grocery shopping and… 

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White Chocolate Cranberry Bread

White Chocolate Cranberry Bread

Tired of eating Thanksgiving leftovers? I have one more tasty way to reinvent last week’s fixings – promise. If you have a cup of lingering cranberry sauce in the fridge, make this festive and impressive yeast bread.

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Turkey Cobb Salad with Cranberry Sauce and Brie Crostini

Still trying to eat up the last of your Thanksgiving spread? While turkey sandwiches are well and good, with a few extra ingredients and a little prep work, you can transform your leftovers into a fresh and filling meal. Read on for a lesson in Bestovers 101, a collaboration with Pottery Barn.

Turkey Jook

Turkey Jook

Roasting a turkey? Don’t throw away the carcass! Do what my mom has done for years and cook jook, aka congee. Call it what you want, this rice porridge hits the spot on a chilly day. It’s a humble dish, but it is amazing.

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

Easy Thanksgiving Recipes

I did it. I cooked my first turkey and prepared a Thanksgiving spread on my own with one oven in five hours – and you can, too. The trick? Keeping the menu simple and planning ahead. For a no muss, no fuss meal, read on to see what I whipped up for my latest collaboration… 

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Heart-Shaped Cinnamon-Sugar Bun

Heart-Shaped Cinnamon-Sugar Buns

I don’t prepare many recipes twice, so you know I must really like something if it makes a repeat appearance in my kitchen. It’s been eight months since I first baked these sugar buns and, if I recall correctly, I ate the entire batch (though not in one sitting, thankfully). They are that good.