Creamy Cauliflower and Parsnip Soup with Herb Garlic Finishing Oil

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving filled with lots of overindulgence, loads of stuffing, a mountain of mashed potatoes, and leftovers coming out your ears.  We are still working our way through the turkey.  And I see all of these wonderful ideas for using up your turkey.  And we have given some of them a try in the past, but to be honest, I’m happy with adding it on top of a salad, and the husband will tell you that there is nothing quite like a leftover Thanksgiving turkey sandwich with mayo, sourdough bread, kosher salt, and fresh cracked pepper.  The boy could eat that morning, noon, and night…

Honey Sriracha Roasted Brussels Sprouts

If you had to guess, what would you think the most popular recipe on Almost Properly is?  Never in a million years would I have guessed that it would be a recipe for roasted brussels sprouts.  These honey balsamic brussels sprouts to be  exact. Want to know something else, guess what the second mod popular recipe has been?  Another roasted brussels sprouts recipe.  These honey dijon brussels sprouts. So its safe to say that roasted brussels sprouts are having a moment…. or two. Its so ironic because as a kid I remember my mom serving steamed brussels sprouts with zero seasoning – because thats how my Mom served all steamed…

Football Food: Chicken Meatballs in Spicy Thai Peanut Sauce

Ok, we all know that I mostly watch and encourage others to join in the watching of Football primarily for the snacks.  Like 95% for the snacks.  4% to hang out with friends.  And 1% to appall the husband with my questions – due to my utter lack of football knowledge.  But, lets be clear, I am 0% there for the football. Since 95% of the reason I showed up or opened my home to these football watching people is the food, then it better be pretty darn tasty!  But a lot of football snacks are the same.  Chips. Dip. Guac. Lil smokies. Hoagies. Chicken wings. Ribs. Etc.  I think…

Fall Flavors: Smoked Salmon Succotash

Fall is officially here… And so is all of the amazing fall produce!!!  Is anyone else in HEAVEN at the farmer’s market right now??  The greens!  The apples!  The brussels sprouts!  The potatoes!  The last of the zucchini!  The beginning of the fall squash!  I mean, WHOA!! I have the brownest brown thumb around and am in complete awe of what they grow!  They should be so proud!  The season’s abundance is seriously striking!  Instead of pride, I see tired eyes and muscles – the wear of the season’s work beginning to show.  Since I can hardly keep succulents alive, I can’t fathom the workload! This post is the first…

Back-to-School: Saffron Coconut Milk Mussels

This back-to-school season, I will be posting new One-Bowl-Wonders recipes.  Recipes in this series are simple, quick, and can be made with just one bowl.  They are designed to be ready to eat in under an hour without wrecking your whole kitchen!  Easy recipes. Easy clean-up. Big reward! ….Perfect for back to school! Sometimes, even on a busy weeknight… I want something that tastes really special.  By really special, I mean something that tastes like it cooked all day.  I want those richly melded, complex flavors of a long simmered sauce, but I want to bat my eyelashes and wiggle my nose like in I Dream of Jeannie and have it…
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