Southwestern Turkey Shepherd’s Pie

Helping of Southwestern Turkey Shepherd's Pie. Soul-warming comfort food with a spicy twist! Great for using up holiday leftovers too. - BoulderLocavore.com

I’m hopscotching a bit from the new Thanksgiving recipes I’ve shared with you recently to what to do with the leftovers.  In case you missed any of the latest holiday recipes: White Wine Ginger Thyme Brined Roast Turkey, Haricot Vert and Mushroom Casserole with Gruyere and Lardons, Mini Pumpkin Pie Cheesecakes in Mason Jars, Slow Cooker Cranberry Pear Sauce with Ginger, Slow Cooker Pennsylvania Dutch Spiced Apple Butter and Pumpkin Polenta with Maple-Bacon Gravy.I would venture to say I may … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Pennsylvania Dutch Spiced Apple Butter

Slow Cooker Pennsylvania Dutch Spiced Apple Butter - BoulderLocavore.com

I love having the chance to delve into the background of foods what are cultural cornerstones of specific groups of people.  The chance to learn more about Pennsylvania Dutch Apple Butter was afforded thanks to an extra credit assignment my high school sophomore daughter received for her history class.  The teacher encouraged the students to research a food that was representative of a specific country or group of people (the list was long and covered everything they’ve studied for the first … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Ginger & 100+ Gluten-Free Thanksgiving Recipes

Slow Cooker Cranberry-Pear Sauce with Ginger - BoulderLocavore.com

This post has been made possible thanks to my ongoing partnership with Udi’s Gluten-Free, striving to share gluten-free lifestyle information to make everyday just a bit easier!Thanksgiving can be a stressful holiday for everyone but certainly more so for those who are gluten-intolerant, or with any food restrictions.  It’s a holiday about togetherness and being excluded via menu items can sting more than on other occasions.  Early into our time of being gluten-free we experienced this and … CONTINUE READING

Haricot Vert and Mushroom Casserole with Gruyere and Lardons {bacon}

Haricot Vert and Mushroom Casserole with Gruyere Cheese and Lardon Thanksgiving - BoulderLocavore.com

Classic holiday recipes; we love them, we hate them.  On my quest to incorporate French-inspired dishes into our Thanksgiving menu this year, an old classic raised its head begging for a make-over: the Green Bean Casserole.  I’ll come clean right now.  Each year my husband suggests we need something green on our menu to accompany all the mouth-watering carb-loaded holiday staples.  I’ve successfully navigated around the green bean casserole instead substituting steamed fresh green beans (much … CONTINUE READING

White Wine Ginger Thyme Brined Roast Turkey

White Wine Ginger Thyme Brined Roast Turkey - BoulderLocavore.com.

For many families (usually mine included), Thanksgiving is the only time of the year a turkey is cooked at home. This means expectations are high; it must be succulent, with crispy skin, and well-seasoned.  It’s a toss-up whether to make it the same way every year or throw caution to the wind and try something new, isn’t it?  We tend to mix it up in the Boulder Locavore kitchen but there is one constant every year; wet brining the turkey.If you aren’t familiar with wet brining, it is … CONTINUE READING

Slow Cooker Thai Red Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk

Slow Cooker Thai Red Chicken Curry with Coconut Milk - BoulderLocavore.com

This post is shared as part of Boulder Locavore’s ongoing partnership with Silk, exploring healthy lifestyle choices and exciting plant-based dietary options.Fall is without a doubt my favorite time of year.  Golden leaves hang sparsely on greying branches not willing to completely let go.  Brisk wind stings my cheeks in the early mornings as I mount up my car to cart kids to school in the dim light of dawn.  My stock wardrobe of early fall flowy dresses has been replaced by Sheepskin … CONTINUE READING