Organic Emily

Mom’s Clam Dip

Mom's clam dip

Okay this isn’t healthy and that’s why we only eat it once a year. But it is really delicious! You may want to double or quadruple the recipe for a large gathering. I like to serve it with Kettle sea salt potato chips. Recipe 1 package cream cheese, softened 1/2 cup sour cream 1 can […]

Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

Perfect Thanksgiving Turkey

I really like this simple recipe because I use a dry brine method. It just takes a little thinking ahead, but that’s okay because it frees up time when it really counts! Give yourself a few days before serving to prepare it. It is wonderfully moist and flavorful! Recipe 1 (12-14) pound fresh turkey 1 […]

Thanksgiving Stuffing with Sourdough Bread

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I love this side for Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner because I cook it in the crock pot, making it an easy side to leave for the most part to do its thing. You can use french or sourdough bread. I like to use my sourdough bread recipe.  It isn’t Thanksgiving dinner until I start smelling […]

Mom’s Sweet Potato Casserole

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We grew up eating this dish for every Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner. It is so sweetly delicious and very filling, almost like eating pie. It reminds me of Ruth’s Chris sweet potato side dish if you’ve had a chance to eat there. I like that this is one side I can make for Thanksgiving dinner […]

Fluffy Mashed Potatoes


We tend to think of Thanksgiving, Sunday dinner or other holidays when it comes to mashed potatoes. These do not disappoint. They are full of flavor and nice and fluffy! It’s really important to use Russet potatoes here. Yukon gold or Red tend to have a more glue like consistency. Recipe 10 large Russet potatoes, […]

French Green Beans with Caramelized Onions

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This side is so yummy! The caramelized onions add so much flavor! We love to make these for holidays and special occasions. Recipe 2 pounds french green beans 1/2 cup butter 4 large onions Sea salt and pepper Place the green beans in a large pot and fill half way with water. Place the lid […]

Rosemary Glazed Carrots

rosemary glazed carrots

A perfect side dish for Thanksgiving dinner or any other occasion. They are so good you may not have many left overs. Recipe 2 pounds carrots, sliced 1 cup chicken broth 6 tablespoons organic sugar or honey 2 teaspoons rosemary, chopped 1 teaspoon sea salt 2 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice Place carrots, […]

Kimchi – Learning How To Make Fermented Foods


Fermented foods are a big thing right now and rightfully so. Science is now finding more answers behind the microbiome and what it is all about. Did you know we are only 1% human?! The rest of us consist of bacteria, viruses, fungi and protozoa and they out number us 100:1. These little guys are […]

Medicinal Herb – Wild Choke Cherry with Wild Cherry Cough Syrup


Medicinal Herb Post #41 Wild Choke Cherry – Prunus virginiana and other species Along a wild path that is now a dry creek near my home, leading up into the mountains several miles away, there are a several wild choke cherry shrub like trees. Choke cherries grow everywhere from the Rocky Mountains to California, N. […]

Loaded Nachos 2 Ways


We love nachos at our house! These recipes make for a great appetizer for a big gathering or a family meal. Vegetarian Loaded Nachos Organic corn chips (I like Costco brand) 4 cups Monterrey Jack or white cheddar cheese, shredded 2 cans refried pinto beans 1 cup medium salsa (I like the Costco brand) 1 […]