Turkey-Day Inspired Fennel and Apple Turkey Burgers

Fennel and apple turkey burgers by Cook Smarts

Who says Thanksgiving can only happen once a year? Certainly not me! When I find myself craving the flavors of Thanksgiving, I make this turkey-day inspired fennel and apple turkey burger recipe. It provides the sensation of the holiday without all the work, pressure, and hours of tending to a huge bird. From all of… Get the full serving >

Fennel, Sausage, Cornbread Stuffing | My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides, Part IV

Mixing cornbread stuffing together

This is the last installment of our “My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides” series for this holiday season. You can catch up on the previous entries here: Part I: Miso-Butter Roasted Brussels Sprouts Part II: Kale, Apple, and Fennel Salad with Candied Pecans Part III: Swiss Chard & Sweet Potato Gratin A few common questions regarding stuffing:… Get the full serving >

Kale Salad with Apples, Fennel, and Candied Pecans | My Favorite Thanksgiving Sides, Part II

Kale Salad with Apples, Fennel, and Candied Pecans by Cook Smarts

When people plan their Thanksgiving menu, salad often doesn’t make the cut. It’s understandable. I mean when you have 3 types of sweet potato dishes, a deep-fried turkey, and 6 variety of pies, where can you even find room for salad on the table? Salad just seems so everyday and unsubstantial compared to Thanksgiving’s heavy… Get the full serving >

Under 10 Minute Green Beans with Fennel

Microwaved Green Beans with Sauteed Fennel

In the Dang household vegetables were part of dinner every single night. Sometimes they were part of a more elaborate dish, like carrots and turnips in a chicken curry, but more often than not, they were just popped into a container with some water (and sometimes even butter) and microwaved. My mom would get home… Get the full serving >

Everything Tastes Better with Caramelized Onions

Different ways to use caramelized onions via @cooksmarts

Dear Cook Smarts, My cooking is feeling bland and boring. What can I do to add a little flavor that’s quick and doesn’t require investing in a lot of new spices or jarred sauces? Our simple answer: put some caramel in it. And by that we mean, some caramelized onions. There is a reason why… Get the full serving >

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