Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash Recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

Honey and Cider Roasted Cauliflower and Butternut Squash

Cider and honey are cooked together to create a sweet and seasonal glaze for roasted cauliflower and sweet butternut squash in this holiday-ready recipe. It is the month of November, so I must roast vegetables. I'm not sure when this became a habit, something I put on as uncomplicated as pulling my sweater from the top shelf of the closet … more

Brandied Apple Strudel Recipe (Apfelstrudel) | FoodforMyFamily.com

Brandied Apple Strudel {Apfelstrudel}

A recipe for classic apfelstrudel (or apple strudel, if you like) with brandied caramel apples, golden raisins, walnuts, and cinnamon spice all topped off with a brandy-spiked glaze. Yesterday we headed out as a family to the farmers market, which has become leaner and leaner in recent weeks, especially after our temperatures dropped below … more

Squash Empanadas with Caramelized Shallots and Goat Cheese recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

Winter Squash Empanadas w/ Caramelized Shallots & Goat Cheese

A recipe for homemade winter squash empanadas with sweet caramelized shallots, goat cheese, and fresh sage. Towards the end of summer, the asters that have been growing taller and taller, higher than high as they reach for the sunshine dwarfing the other garden flowers in the process, bloom. What looked like spindly weeds the last three … more

Cranberry Orange Dark 'n' Stormy Cocktails | FoodforMyFamily.com

Cranberry Orange Dark ‘n’ Stormy Cocktails

A cranberry-infused rum Dark 'n' Stormy with orange bitters for a holiday twist on this classic cocktail recipe.   Ah, November, with your howling wind and barren trees, brown grass rolling across the landscape as we wait for a blanket of snow to change our color palette from browns and greens to greys and blues. Soon my world will be in … more

Thyme and Tea Rubbed Flank Steak with Gremolata | FoodforMyFamily.com

Thyme and Tea Rubbed Flank Steak with Gremolata

A recipe for flank steak first marinated in black tea and lemon, then rubbed with tea leaves and thyme, grilled, and then topped with a fresh gremolata. The six of us packed into the car, we head off for a few hours of family bonding. We pull into the downtown, slowly creeping through weekend traffic and the Sunday morning brunch crowd. Stop … more

Butternut Squash Soup with Seared Kielbasa and Toasted Brussels Sprouts Recipe | FoodforMyFamily.com

Smoky Butternut Squash Soup with Seared Kielbasa and Toasted Brussels Sprouts

Butternut squash soup gets an upgrade with smoky paprika, a bit of cayenne, and a hearty helping of seared kielbasa sausage and golden brown brussels sprouts on top. September gave us a proper Minnesota send-off this weekend with temperatures creeping back into the 80s. Everyone in the state ran to their lake homes or headed for the Lake … more

Ginger Almond Fig Cake Recipe {Gluten-Free} | FoodforMyFamily.com

Ginger Almond Fig Cake {Gluten-Free}

A recipe for a gluten-free, almond flour cake dotted with figs and ginger. In August I spent a good deal of time being upset by the lack of figs in my life. I even went so far as purchasing them in Grand Marais when I came across them at the co-op there and then packing them in my cooler and carrying them the 250 miles home. I was desperate … more