Raspberry Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake

WE LOVE DESSERT!!! There I said it!! I really want to be good with sugar and all, but we are at home….all day….everyday! Raspberry Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake to the rescue.

Raspberry Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake

Since stay at home is the rule, at least here in Illinois our eating habits have gone a bit south…ugh! In defense of that statement is the movie Simply Irresistible.

A 1999 movie starring Sarah Michelle Gellar: Sean Patrick Flanery plays Tom, the manager of a department store in Manhattan. He may or may not be falling in love against his will with heiress Amanda Shelton (Sarah Michelle Gellar). Tom resists Amanda, who has just inherited a restaurant because he believes she might have magical powers.  

Raspberry Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake

It’s hookie and most certainly not a cinematic genius, but it is one of my favorites. There is a line in the movie where Amanda (Gellar) says that “dessert is the whole point of a meal.” I couldn’t agree more. Continue reading “Raspberry Lemon Almond Ricotta Cake”

Turkey Day Slaw

Turkey day is next week! Are you ready?? Looking for a make-ahead salad that can stand buffet time? Turkey Day Slaw is just the recipe you need for your Thanksgiving Day feast.

Thanksgiving Slaw

Simple to prepare, Turkey Day Slaw holds exceptionally well. Fresh good for you ingredients adds a light side dish to the traditionally more substantial fare of the day.

Freshly shredded cabbage and kale give this dish a dash of healthiness, but they hold well and will not wilt like regular lettuce type salads. Dried cranberries add a sweet tartness, and toasted almonds add extra crunch. Italian parsley adds an extra freshness.

Thanksgiving Slaw

A simple vinaigrette made from a neutral oil ( I like avocado oil for taste and health), apple cider vinegar, apple cider, two types of mustard, a touch of maple syrup, and shallots dress Turkey Day Slaw to a tee.

Make Turkey Day Slaw the night before, and it will still be fresh for family and friends on Turkey Day. You can also prepare all the ingredients the day before and toss right before serving.

Thanksgiving Slaw

This recipe makes enough for eight or more, so of course, we had leftovers. Even two days later the slaw was still good. I would not recommend making it that far in advance, but if anything the flavors had a chance to blend even more. Great for leftovers.

Thanksgiving Slaw

Quick, simple make-ahead Turkey Day Slaw is the perfect Thanksgiving day salad.

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Thanksgiving Slaw

Turkey Day Slaw

  • Author: Marty Boyd
  • Prep Time: 10 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: 8 servings 1x
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Mix
  • Cuisine: American

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Ingredients

For the dressing:
1/3 cup avocado oil
1/8 cup apple cider vinegar
1/8 cup apple cider
2 tablespoons maple syrup
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
1 teaspoon brown grainy mustard
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 shallots, minced
For the salad:
5 cups cabbage shredded
5 cups kale, shredded
1 cup sliced almonds, toasted
1 cup dried cranberries
1/2 cup Italian parsley, chopped
Kosher salt and pepper to taste


Instructions

Make the dressing: Whisk the oil, and the next 6 ingredients together in a small bowl. Add the shallot stirring to combine. Alternately you can place all ingredients in a blender and blend until smooth Let sit while preparing the salad mixture.
Make the salad: Place kale in a large bowl and add about 1/3 a cup of dressing. Massage the dressing into the kale. Add the shredded cabbage, almonds, cranberries, and parsley to the kale and toss to combine. Pour remaining dressing over the salad and stir to coat mixture with dressing. Adjust seasonings as needed.


Keywords: cabbage, kale, dried cranberries, almonds, mustard, apple cider, side dish, salad, easy, make ahead, holds well

Easy Almond Peach Tartlets

We are in the peak of peach season, so when I see them at a Farmers Market or a roadside stand, I tend to go overboard. Peaches do not last long and I had just a couple left from when I made Grilled Peaches with Vanilla Yogurt CreamEasy Almond Peach Tartlets have a similar flavor palate, just a different preparation.

Easy Almond Peach TartletsBoth recipes are super easy and both showcase the sweet juicy, deliciousness of peaches.

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