Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Butternut Cupcake with Cardamom Buttercream

Butternut Cupcake with Cardamom Buttercream

Well I don’t know about you, but this year Thanksgiving really snuck up on me.  I was talking to my husband yesterday and he mentioned that his sister was flying into town this week and I was jolted into reality.  It’s time to make pies!  Thanksgiving is next week!

I love making pie.  I also love roasting turkey, making green bean casserole, soaking buttermilk biscuits, mashing potatoes and whisking gravy.  But my real love is pie.  Jack Handy said it best:

“When you die, if you get a choice between going to regular heaven or pie heaven, choose pie heaven. It might be a trick, but if it’s not, mmmmmmmm, boy.”

Exactly.  There’s a reason I have three different pie dough recipes up on Our Nourishing Roots, and that was all within the first year of recipes!  Join me over the next week as I make a series of pies and share the pictures here and on my Facebook page.  I cannot promise pie heaven, but I think we will come close. [Read more…]

My Favorite Cookbooks

It is such fun to make lists of books, especially cookbooks if you are as big a foodie nerd as I am.  Of course I should include Nourishing Traditions in any list, but that pretty much goes without saying at this point.  If you haven’t gotten a copy yet, I highly recommend it.

Sally Fallon breaks down fats, carbohydrates, and proteins in the truly groundbreaking introduction.  I remember reading it for the first time and being blown away by her argument that fat was nourishing and not the demon I had been lead to believe it was.

You may have seen a few of these cookbooks on my shelf in the pictures of my kitchen here.  I don’t think I will ever tire of getting a new cookbook to add to my collection.  I love seeing how people think about food, present it, prepare it.  Recipes have their own kind of language; it’s almost as if you can tell a little bit about the person who wrote them. [Read more…]