Rolled, Stuffed Turkey Breast

A beautiful and delicious recipe for smaller holiday celebrations Intimate, cozy celebrations are a great way to really enjoy your guests and have great conversations. This dazzling centerpiece is perfect for a ‘lighter’ gathering of friends and family. Your local butcher will gladly butterfly the breast for you and then it’s a simple process to simply fill with stuffing, roll and tie before roasting. Fennel … Continue reading Rolled, Stuffed Turkey Breast

Quick Tip: How to Roast Pumpkin

Autumn brings many flavors to the table and one of Mother Nature’s most popular is pumpkin. Whether your whipping up bread, pie or cookies you will need a pumpkin puree and it’s always better fresh. When choosing your pumpkin, remember to use the small sugar or pie pumpkins, not the larger ‘front-porch’ variety. After your oven-roasted chunks cool, you may store them covered in the … Continue reading Quick Tip: How to Roast Pumpkin

Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

As we move closer to winter’s cold embrace we begin preparation for the rituals our ancestors have practiced for centuries.  Samhain, ( pronounced ‘sow’inn’ ), the ancient Celtic celebration, and Mexico’s, Day of the Dead or Dia de los Muertos.  Both of these ancient festivals focus on gatherings of family and friends to give prayers and offerings for those that have passed on. Dia de los … Continue reading Dia de los Muertos; honoring ancestors with a toast and tequila

Canning Pumpkin: Easy how-to plus some yummy recipes!

Originally posted on For Dragonflies And Me:
Canning season for some is over, but not for this farm girl. I still have a few things on my list… namely sauerkraut, a bit more apple pie filling, one more batch of salsa, my smoky barbecue sauce and my pumpkin. Today I completed my pumpkin and barbecue sauce… so exciting when you get to cross that stuff… Continue reading Canning Pumpkin: Easy how-to plus some yummy recipes!

The Flavors of Autumn: Pork Loin in Port Wine Reduction Sauce

’tis the season for autumn comfort foods. When fall rolls around,  Mother Nature gives her best bounty, squash, pumpkins, zucchini, apples, peaches, corn, melons and blackberries. The flavor combination possibilities are endless. Now officially deep into the cinnamon and clove season, apple and pumpkin pies have been steadily rolling of my oven for a week and the aroma wafting through the house has been divine. … Continue reading The Flavors of Autumn: Pork Loin in Port Wine Reduction Sauce

Red and Black Candy Apples

October 2017, Basil & Salt Magazine Staff Each season we are search for new recipes, tips, tricks, decor and everything Halloween.   Caramel and candied apples are always on the menu and these beauties by Matt Bites have us bubbling and brewing in the kitchen. Ebony branches poked inside shiny black and red gleaming apples will add a festive and spooky touch to the Halloween … Continue reading Red and Black Candy Apples