Thanksgiving

Tips To Stay On Track During Thanksgiving

Tips To Stay On Track During Thanksgiving

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

 “An optimist is a person who starts a new diet on Thanksgiving Day!” ~ Irv Kupcinet A time to be with loved ones, eat family favorite dishes and express our gratitude. I am talking about Thanksgiving. Along with all the wonderful things this holiday brings, it unfortunately can come with stress, unwanted pounds and feeling […]

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Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Thanksgiving Cooking Tips

Wednesday, November 18th, 2015

I wanted to share with you my top cooking tips from my recipes site: www.monimeals.com. Here it is! May you ALL have an abundance of blessings now and everyday. Enjoy this day with your loved ones and savor every moment (and every bite!) 🙂 Happy Thanksgiving! Below are some tips to keep your time in the kitchen fun […]

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Pumpkin Soup with Cranberry-Apple Relish

Pumpkin Soup with Cranberry-Apple Relish

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

What can I say. I love everything about this soup. There is a flavor explosion in every bite. I serve this EVERY Thanksgiving to get things started. It is easy, delicious, healthy, and everyone will love it. The relish is key, keep you mind open to new things.  Enough said!  Plus if you want to […]

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“Lighter” Traditional Sweet Potato Pie Casserole

“Lighter” Traditional Sweet Potato Pie Casserole

Thursday, November 15th, 2012

So I find when it comes to Thanksgiving and Sweet Potato Casserole, most people over kill this poor vegetable.  There is no need to drown it in gobbs of butter and sugar and marshmallows, Gross! You just need a little bit to compliment this naturally sweet vegetable and let the natural sweetness do its thing, Cmon.  […]

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Stuffed Pumpkin Stew

Stuffed Pumpkin Stew

Wednesday, November 14th, 2012

Originally this recipe caught my eye from Martha Stewart LIVING. Let’s face it, they have incredible pictures. 🙂 What is not in this meal? If it is in season, it is in there! I changed this to my exact liking, added more vegetables, took out the chicken thighs, and added apples as well. This recipe makes […]

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‘Two Ingredient’ Pumpkin Muffins

‘Two Ingredient’ Pumpkin Muffins

Saturday, September 29th, 2012

It is that time of year…  Moni will be going mad with pumpkin in what will feel like “everything,” so get ready.  I got this idea from my Cousin In-Law, Katie.  I have done this idea before with great success, remember my Peanut Butter,Pumpkin, Fudge Brownies Recipe? Same idea here but this is just slightly different. Check it out.   […]

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“Healthier” Thanksgiving Recipes from Moni’s Meals!

“Healthier” Thanksgiving Recipes from Moni’s Meals!

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

It is almoooost here…Thanksgiving and so fast this year too.  I do not know about you, but Fall is my favorite season.  There is something about the leaves changing, the weather change, and hands down what just so happens to be in season this time of year!  Winter Squash, Pumpkin, Persimmons, fresh and crisp Apples […]

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“Make-Ahead” Mashed Potatoes

“Make-Ahead” Mashed Potatoes

Thursday, November 10th, 2011

There is just something about that comfort food. 🙂 This is my traditional holiday Mashed Potatoes recipe. I myself do not lighten this recipe up, however, I gave some great tips on how too, (See Below.) The best part is…you can make this 1-2 days ahead and save your self some time in the chaotic kitchen during […]

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Smashed Potatoes with Goat Cheese and Chives

Tuesday, November 1st, 2011

Easy and I like the twist that I played with, by using Goat Cheese. It ends up being RICH without using a whole stick of butter and cream. 🙂 You can make this a day ahead, just re-heat and give a good stir and then finish by topping with the chives. Serves 12 3 lbs peeled […]

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Moni’s Best “FALL” Recipes

Moni’s Best “FALL” Recipes

Thursday, September 29th, 2011

If you know me personally, than it is absolutely no surprise to you of how much I love the Fall. It is hands down my favorite “cooking and baking” season and what arrives in season this time of year, just can’t be beat. I also love the change you feel in the air, it’s a chance […]

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