Most Popular Recipes {2014}

Happy New Year! This has been such a full year and one of so many changes for me.  From moving into our first home, adopting two dogs, and having a baby, 2014 has been truly life changing.  Today I’d like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone who visits Sally Cooks.  Thanks for your encouragement and support, your likes, tweets, pins, comments and shares. … Continue reading Most Popular Recipes {2014}

Rosemary Roasted Almonds

This is a simple, five ingredient recipe that’s perfect for a hostess gift or to set out for your guests when entertaining.  Fresh rosemary gives the almonds a delicious flavor and fragrance. I make a large batch and keep them in the freezer.  What to buy: 3 cups raw almonds one bunch of fresh rosemary 5 tablespoons olive oil 2-3 pinched of sea salt or more to taste What … Continue reading Rosemary Roasted Almonds

Baked Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash and Dried Cranberries

This is a delicious recipe for creamy risotto studded with delicious roasted butternut squash and sweet dried cranberries. Roasting squash is simple; just cube, toss with olive oil, spread evenly on a baking sheet, season with salt and pepper and cook until it’s reached your desired consistency.  Roasting sweetens the squash’s flavor, making it perfect to eat on its own or to pair with risotto.  Baking the risotto in … Continue reading Baked Risotto with Roasted Butternut Squash and Dried Cranberries

Jalapeño Artichoke Toasts & a Giveaway with La Terra Fina! {Giveaway Closed}

Today I’m excited to bring you a giveaway that’s perfect for your holiday entertaining! One lucky reader will win a prize pack of two classic dips and one signature egg white quiche from La Terra Fina, a San Francisco based company that offers a full line of all natural (free of artificial flavors and preservatives,) handcrafted dips, quiches and special holiday baked treats.   You may have seen their dips at Costco … Continue reading Jalapeño Artichoke Toasts & a Giveaway with La Terra Fina! {Giveaway Closed}

Vanilla Bean Whipped Sweet Potatoes

When I saw this recipe from Food & Wine I knew I had to try it and I was not disappointed! This is my new favorite way to eat sweet potatoes and is as simple as can be.  My picture doesn’t do it justice because you can’t quite see the specks of vanilla bean (just like in real vanilla ice cream.) They’re sweet but not too sweet … Continue reading Vanilla Bean Whipped Sweet Potatoes

Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti

I’ve been in a bit of a cooking rut as a new mom,  relying heavily on my crockpot and simple casseroles to get dinner on the table so I was excited when Tuttorosso invited me to “Celebrate the Sauce!”  The 85-year-old, family-owned and family-run tomato brand (all tomatoes are carefully grown in Indiana, Michigan and Ohio) recently launched a new website (www.tuttorossotomatoes.com) with recipes, an inspirational … Continue reading Three Cheese Baked Spaghetti