Vegetable Stew

Vegetable Stew from ascrumptiouslife.com

Roasting Vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes, but I was looking for a different twist.  Stewed Vegetables is a delicious way to ‘eat your veggies’. It can be served cold (which I guess would make it ratatouille), but I like to eat it warm, especially in the colder months.             […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Roasted Brussels Sprouts - My new favorite way to prepare Brussels Sprouts! - from acrumptiouslife.com

No one is wishy-washy about Brussels Sprouts.  People either love them or hate them. I love them. This is my new favorite way to prepare them.  It’s so easy it’s hardly a recipe!                   Just toss them in olive oil, salt, pepper and lemon zest.  Spread them on a sheet pan […]

Top Ten 2014 Posts

Top Posts 2014

Today,  I’m celebrating your favorite 2014 posts, here on a scrumptious life . Like last year, your top posts reflect quite an assortment. From appetizer to dessert – breakfast, lunch and dinner are all represented.  I was happy to see that a post from my Thanksgiving 101 series  and my Brazilian series (celebrating the World Cup) made the […]

Thanksgiving 101 Recap

Thanksgiving Turkey from ascrumptiouslife.com

Thanks so much for reading my Thanksgiving 101 Series.  I hope you’ve found some good ideas for making the big day easier. So,  we’ve discussed the Turkey, the Gravy,  the Mashed Potatoes and the Dressing – so the basics are set.  We’ve also discussed some logistics for making the day/week go smoothly.  Today I’ve got lots […]

Snowy Mashed Potatoes

snowy mashed potatoes

Continuing with my Thanksgiving 101 series … No Thanksgiving is complete without Mashed Potatoes. When I think comfort food, I think Mashed Potatoes – especially this time of year as it’s getting cold. It’s the perfect side to roasts and stews.  I often just quickly mash the potatoes and add cream, butter, garlic and chives.  Other […]

Cornbread Dressing with Bacon and Pecans

Cornbread bacon and pecan dressing

Thanksgiving 101 continues with the dressing – Cornbread dressing – I do believe I’ve found winner! Based on a recipe from Frank Stitt, (with a tasty shortcut), this recipe features the smokiness of the bacon and the nuttiness of the pecans…. scrumptious!

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