Thanksgiving

Mexican Street Corn Soufflé

Mexican Street Corn Soufflé

I’ll admit I typically push aside casseroles on the Thanksgiving buffet; I have faint memories from childhood of too much mush and mystery ingredients (no offense to my relatives!), so I’d opt for recognizable veggies or potatoes instead. However, corn soufflé has always been the exception.

Mini Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Meringue

Mini Twice-Baked Sweet Potatoes with Meringue

Individually portioned potatoes on Thanksgiving are a holiday miracle, y’all. No need to overthink the portion allocations among another casserole dish; simply count your number of Thanksgiving or Friendsgiving guests, hit up the mini sweet potatoes at Trader Joe’s, and count accordingly.

Apple, Fig and Pistachio Salad

Apple, Fig and Pistachio Salad

I especially love when a particular season or state of mind is told through salad topping choices. A salad's dependence on produce is primary, and the colors of fall produce are particularly wonderful on a salad like this one! An almost-shaved apple, fresh figs and chewy yet decadent pistachios stud the layers of this salad. Tossed in a simple vinaigrette, the rustic textures of autumn take center stage.