Thanksgiving Essential Recipes

This year I made it my mission to gather some recipes for you that were not only quick and easy but on the healthy side as well. These Thanksgiving essential recipes are some of my tried and true – the ones I turn to year after year that never fail to delight!

Crunchy Kale Chopped Salad with 3-Ingredient Hummus Dressing (Vegetarian, Gluten Free)

Trust me when I tell you, this Kale Chopped Salad delivers. I am all about quick, easy, AND delicious, so not only is this salad incredibly fast to throw together, (perfect for when you’re craving something healthy and filling but don’t want to spend an hour in the kitchen) but the dressing is absolute magic in 3-ingredients.

Kathleen Ashmore holding a platter of her cinnamon maple butter delicata squash

Roasted Delicata Squash with Cinnamon Maple Butter

I love Delicata Squash for its cute scalloped edges and its vibrant orange color, but I especially love it roasted in Cinnamon Maple Butter – the perfect addition to your Thanksgiving spread!

Miso-Ranch Salad Dressing

Miso-Ranch Dressing is like Ranch Dressing’s cool, older sister. My husband, Michael, loves Ranch Dressing, and I knew I had to find a way to make one that I could get behind too. This is it.


The Famous La Scala Chopped Salad

La Scala is a restaurant set in Beverly Hills, California, that is famous for their chopped salad. Rumor has it The Kardashians are particularly fond of this one, in fact. But that’s not why we are making it. We are making it because it is delicious and SO easy.


Sweet Potato + Black Bean Tacos with Pickled Jalapeno Slaw

I once heard from a publisher that dinner is what sells a cookbook… and I understand why. It’s what so many of us struggle with keeping simple, healthy, and satisfying. I’m here to help. I’ve launched a Dinner Rut Rescue series on Instagram and Tik

The Best 10-Minute Air Fryer Salmon

Now this is a summer salad! People go wild for this Berry Caprese and it couldn’t be easier to make, making it the perfect addition to your Memorial Day festivities (or any really any entertaining at all!).


lemon pudding

Magic Lemon Meringue Pie Pudding (Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Vegetarian)

My husband Michael’s favorite dessert is Lemon Meringue Pie. It’s easy to understand, it’s a beautiful dessert that is simultaneously bright and rich with that pleasant pucker that gathers in the back of your cheeks. I make it a few times a year, canned condensed