Close-up view of a meat, veggie, and cheese platter featuring pumpkin hummus

Halloween Party Elevated Gathering Board

Posted On Oct 25, 2022 By Brandy Gales

When the school year starts and the holidays come around, I find I focus more on making charcuterie or "gathering boards" for get-togethers. I find these to be a fun and creative way to have your guests and family snack on tasty and beautiful finger foods while catching up.... Read More
Bowl of Pad Thai noodles topped with shredded chicken, corn, edamame and cilantro.  Peanut sauce served on the side.

Pad Thai with Pumpkin Peanut Sauce

Posted On Oct 21, 2022 By Brandy Gales

I normally don't think of ways to change recipes that work perfectly, and Pad Thai is one of those foods (well, in my opinion that is). However, there is one aspect about Pad Thai that I did want to mix up. I am obsessed with the flavor of peanut sauce; although I find that it tends to be... Read More
goat cheese medallions atop pear, cranberries, walnuts and lettuce

Warm Goat Cheese Fall Salad

Posted On Sep 30, 2022 By Brandy Gales

There is no such thing as a perfect salad, until now that is! I have always loved goat cheese, but I do find the flavor to be overwhelming and so I can only eat a little bit. I knew I had to find a way to tone down the flavor in order to serve... Read More
homemade pumpkin pecan granola sprinkled over vanilla yogurt

Fall Special Pumpkin Pecan and Chocolate Granola

Posted On Sep 23, 2022 By Brandy Gales

My children love granola (they may love the candy and fruit pieces in it more than anything). However, I hate buying it at the store because it can be so expensive, and I do find that it tends to be loaded with a ton of added sugar that is... Read More
curry chicken salad

Lunchbox Curry Chicken Salad

Posted On Sep 16, 2022 By Brandy Gales

I came up with this recipe as a way to use my leftover chicken or turkey. I am not a fan of traditional chicken salad as it is loaded with a lot of mayonnaise and mustard. Instead, I love to use sour cream or Greek yogurt and curry powder to lighten up and mix... Read More