Author: While It's Cooking

I love cooking. Always have. As a busy mother of two young kids, oftentimes the best time I have to pick up a cookbook or explore a new idea is while food is cooking. Sometimes I use that time to explore more about the meal I am preparing - the food, the traditions, the culture. Sometimes I use that time to figure out what I'm going to cook next and delve deeper into ingredients and techniques to experiment with. Usually while I'm cooking my family leaves me alone in the kitchen and I can enjoy a rare moment to myself. One of my favorite times of the day is "While It's Cooking."

Mom’s Christmas Stuffing

Mom’s Christmas Dressing is THE dish that I look forward to every Christmas and Thanksgiving. My mom’s stuffing immediately takes me back to childhood and family and love and laughter. If I could only eat one food for the rest of my life, this would be it.

Pumpkin Puree (Homemade)

Pumpkin pie is one of those things that is iconic on every holiday table.  No thanksgiving or Christmas feast would be complete without it.  If you want to take it to another level, make this homemade pumpkin pie puree to use instead of the canned stuff you get at the store.  It is so good.

Thanksgiving Planning Made Easy

I know, I know.  Thanksgiving planning is already underway and there are dozens of things to do.  Don’t worry.  Whether this is the first holiday meal you’ve hosted or you’re a seasoned veteran preparing the bird and all the trimmings, with a little planning and preparation your holiday meal will be a success.