Fall

OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE 2011

We’re back with another Thanksgiving Table video and this time, we give a nod to the kid in all of us . . . we also need to give a very special shout-out to a good friend who designed and created the cookies you see this year – we absolutely […]

GLAZED APPLE CAKES WITH CINNAMON-SUGAR

Musical pairing – Rhythm of Love by Plain White T’s I remember arriving in Indiana for the first time more than 15 years ago; it was late August and the heat was staggering. My clothes stuck to my body, my hair frizzed, my energy zapped an hour after I left […]

MOVIE BITES: FLAMING PUMPKIN JUICE COCKTAIL

Some recipes are foolproof. Especially the ones composed of wonderful things that are delightful alone and are therefore even better together. This is one of those recipes. And I needed the kick off to Halloween season to be a good one. To me, Halloween is a season of atmosphere and […]

ROASTED PUMPKIN-GINGER BISQUE W/BRIOCHE CROUTONS

Musical pairing – A Little Help From My Friends by Joe Cocker Mmmmm Mmmmm Good, Mmmmm Mmmmm Good, That’s what Campbell’s tastes like, Mmmmm Mmmmm Good! So now that this little catch-phrase will be rolling around in your head for the next 24 hours, let’s talk soup shall we?

CRANBERRY FRENCH TOAST W/MASCARPONE CREAM

Musical pairing – Cruisin’ by Gwyneth Paltrow and Huey Lewis During the weekdays, we’re up pretty darn early so breakfast here at Smith Bites consists of a bowl of steel cut oatmeal or a scone or muffin pulled from the freezer and baked off in time for The Professor to […]

CRANBERRY ORANGE RELISH-SALAD

Musical pairing – Linger by The Cranberries I don’t know about you but I’ve never been a fan of cranberry sauce from a can.  Ever. Every single Thanksgiving holiday you could find some sort of small serving dish with a blob of jiggly, jello-like substance with the texture of sandpaper, […]

ZUPPA TOSCANO AND CLOSING IN ON 60 . . .

Musical pairing –Nick of Time, Bonnie Raitt Last fall, a friend of mine sent out a call on Facebook to see if anyone on her list would be interested in doing an ‘I-walk’ – an internet walk which meant that we each walk independently and then post our miles daily […]

BUTTERNUT PEAR CURRY BISQUE & FOOD MEMORIES

Musical pairing – I Hope You Dance by Lee Ann Womack They say a picture is worth a thousand words but I’m here to tell you that a recipe or a meal is also worth a thousand words.  For some, that dish might be a special birthday cake, cinnamon rolls […]