Easiest Asian Noodles with Peanut Sauce

This favorite of mine can be adapted to anything you have on hand. Get creative and use any ingredients that are already in your fridge and pantry!  Ingredients Asian Noodles:  Soba noodles or spaghetti noodles Grilled fish, shrimp, or shredded rotisserie chicken Mixed Veggies (shredded carrots, julienned cucumbers, thinly sliced celery, green onions, cilantro, bean…

A New Creation

Happy New Year! Now that 2018 has officially begun, it seems that everyone is declaring resolutions, goals, and ideas of things to accomplish over the next twelve months. While we love to set ourselves up with intention, what if we chose to gather together and set a different kind of goal this year? This month, Ruth Chou…

Mom’s Lasagna

Adapted from my grandmother’s recipe. *Serves 4-6. Ingredients Meat Sauce: 1 pound Italian sausage 1 pound ground chuck 2 large garlic cloves, minced 2 tablespoons dried oregano 1 tablespoon dried parsley flakes 1 tablespoon basil 1 1/2 teaspoons salt 1 46-ounce jar Prego tomato sauce Cheese Mixture: 3 cups cottage cheese 2 eggs, beaten salt…

Simple Hospitality

We are so excited to introduce you to our December IF:Table host, Emily Ley. Emily has a heart for simplicity and making time for what matters most and, this month, she is sharing her best simplified holiday tips with us. Emily reminds us that hospitality starts within our very own homes and really is as  uncomplicated as…

Leftover Turkey Pot Pie Soup

This recipe is originally found in my book Come & Eat which features 20 additional weeknight meal recipes. I have adapted it here for leftover turkey! *Serves 5 to 6. Ingredients: 4 tablespoons butter 1/2 yellow onion, diced 4 carrots, thinly sliced 4 ribs celery, thinly sliced 3 cups shredded cooked chicken or turkey 2…

The Table Jesus Sits At

November, it seems, is all about the table. From Thanksgiving to Friendsgiving and all the gatherings in-between, we bring family and friends together to eat, laugh, and enjoy one another’s company. But how often do we let the pressure of hosting or old family arguments get in the way of being able to really enjoy the…

100 Days to Brave

A good friend of mine is about to have a baby. Well, I say “about” when describing her pregnancy. She, on the other hand, does not. In my mind, she’s been pregnant for almost eight months and has just a little less than two months to go. But yesterday, when we were discussing it, she…

Chai-Poached Pears

AUTHOR: Danielle Walker – AgainstAllGrain.com SERVES: 6 INGREDIENTS: 8 cups water 8 black tea bags 1⁄2 cup pure maple syrup 1⁄4 cup coconut sugar 1 cinnamon stick 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 2 whole star anise 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 6 ripe but firm Bosc pears Whipped cream (page 330, Celebrations) 2 tablespoons raw pistachios, lightly toasted and chopped INSTRUCTIONS: Combine the water, tea bags,…

South African Milk Tart

This is a recipe for traditional South African “melktert,” which translated just means milk tart – it is delicious and served at absolutely all social functions and Sunday afternoon teas in South Africa. *Makes 16 servings (two 9-inch pies) Ingredients For the crust: 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 egg 2…

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