Best of 2014 – My Favorites (and yours!)

Aggie's Kitchen Best of 2014 || My Favorites and Yours

I love year end posts like this. It sometimes feels daunting to put together, especially in the throw of the holidays when I’m not so much in blogging mode. But once I start looking back at everything I cooked up here and in my kitchen for an entire year I can’t tell you how inspiring,

Spiked Holiday Nog and My Holiday Favorites

Spiked Holiday Nog

‘Tis the season to be jolly…fa la la la la…la la la la. Well, guys, the real countdown begins right about now. We have less than a week to go before Christmas day … are you ready, excited, tired, stressed, relaxed, enjoying the moments? I would have to say I’m feeling a bit of all

December Book Love: A Month Of Memoirs

December Reading - Unbroken, It Was Me All Along, Wild

All I’ve been wanting to do lately is avoid every thing I have to do and grab a book and read. I’m ready to hibernate and dive head first into Christmas break with my family. My son has committed to rereading the Harry Potter series – I’m due to read book 3 and he’s holding

Lemon Turkey Orzo Soup

Lemon Turkey Orzo Soup

It’s been almost a month since Thanksgiving, does anyone have any leftover turkey in the freezer? If you do, well this is the perfect recipe for you to use it up! If not, then grab a rotisserie chicken from the grocery store, it will work just fine. Last month I got hit with back to

Chicken-Vegetable-Stir-Fry-8

Raise your hand if you love a good stir fry. (My hand is raised high – and so are my family’s hands too.) Stir fries are a busy weeknight’s lifesaver. They are simple, healthy and quick. A no brainer really if you think about it. All it takes is a little prep (those precut bags of

Walnut and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms

Walnut and Blue Cheese Stuffed Mushrooms | Aggie's Kitchen #thinkfisher

This post is sponsored by Fisher Nuts. Stuffed mushrooms are an appetizer that always grabs my attention at a party. If you are a mushroom lover, like me, you probably feel the same. The ideas for stuffing mushrooms are endless, so many combinations to play with, a couple of my personal favorites are these Mediterranean

Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Slow Cooker Curried Butternut Squash Soup

Last fall, shortly after my baby was born, a friend of mine brought me some lunch. She brought a salad, some apple chips and a bowl of pumpkin soup. That pumpkin soup seriously rocked my world! It was made with ‘real’ pumpkin, not from canned pumpkin (I’m not knocking canned pumpkin – I use it

Baked Spinach and Ricotta Meatballs & Le Creuset Giveaway

Baked Spinach and Ricotta Meatballs

My family goes crazy over meatballs. I don’t make them enough but knowing it’s something everyone will surely eat I’m going to make an effort to cook them more often. They aren’t really all that hard to put together, and my thoughts are if you are going to make some go ahead and bake up

Lentil Salad with Carrots and Cilantro

It happens every year…one second you are trick or treating with your kids, then next thing you know you just finished washing all of your Thanksgiving leftover tupperware and people are asking you if you’ve finished your Christmas shopping yet. It’s seriously so hard to wrap your mind around how fast time flies around this

Minestrone Soup

Minestrone Soup | Aggie's Kitchen

Is everyone ready for a bit of a detox this week or what? I enjoyed every bite of my long holiday weekend but I am so ready to feed my body better and move it more this week, that’s for sure. Our Thanksgiving was full of delicious food (plus a few days after), and I

Chickpea Patties with Cucumber-Yogurt Sauce

I am so excited to share a new cookbook I recently received to review with you today. America’s Test Kitchen has been working hard at revamping and rebuilding one of its classic landmark family cookbooks – The New Family Cookbook . It includes more than 1,100 recipes and features new color photographs for several of those