Traditional tapenade is a Provencal spread made of olives, herbs and garlic, but in this iteration, I gave it a California twist with the addition of dried figs. One of my holiday favorites, this dish offers a great contrast in flavors (sweet figs, salty olives, tart vinegar, bitter nuts, and rich cheese) for a real...
Scallop Thai Tom Kah in Bowl

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. Thai Tom Kha is a creamy and sweet, yet savory and slightly spicy soup that is on the comfort food list in our house. Literally translated, tom kha gai means “chicken galangal soup.” It's traditionally made from chicken, lightly poached in...
Pickled Shrimp in Jar

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. It’s the season to entertain and I'm on it with an easy appetizer you can have ready to serve all season long. It seems that hors d’oeuvres follow trends like anything else. Remember 7-Layer Bean Dip or Texas Caviar? It’s at...
Pumpkin Corn Bread

If you’re not dairy and/or gluten free, chances are you know someone who is and if they’re coming to your house for Thanksgiving, it can be super stressful!  You want to be sensitive to their food allergies and sensitivities, but I’m sure you also don’t want to eat a  completely gluten/dairy free meal yourself.  While...
What's For Dinner

What’s for dinner? I have asked this of myself many times while being frustrated and aimlessly wondering around the grocery aisles. This once common struggle  is now a thing of the past thanks to Heinen’s What’s For Dinner solutions. Designed to assist to with the age old "what's for dinner" dilemma this program makes mealtime...
Sweet Potato Gnocchi

This recipe and photos were provided by Sally Roeckell of Table and Dish and were originally published at 365Barrington.com. What is your favorite holiday side dish? If you said sweet potatoes, you’re in the right place! Whether you’re a fan of sweet and gooey or you choose crispy and savory, there’s a sweet potato dish for you. It seems, at...
Beef Tenderloing with Yukon Potatoes and Asparagus

Cooking for the holidays can seem like a big undertaking. From centerpiece meats to staple side dishes to delicious desserts, it can feel as though you need an industrial-style kitchen to prepare a true holiday meal. I'm here to tell you that that's simply not the case. With the right recipes and proper timing, you...