NOVEMBER 17, 2015


There is a restaurant in our neighborhood that has a very good happy hour menu. On those rare weeknights when I simply don’t feel like cooking, we will drop in and enjoy some of our favorite dishes. Along with the standard menu items like Spicy Tuna on Crispy Rice, Yellowtail Jalapeño, and bite sized Ribeye Yakitori, we love their Crispy Garlic Brussel Sprouts (2 orders, please).


I make roasted brussel sprouts all the time, but these are taken to a new level. After much thought and experimentation, I feel I have created a pretty good copycat recipe at home. With Thanksgiving about a week away, these Brussel Sprouts will be on my holiday menu. In additon to some of our household favorites, I am adding a few new additions; a version of Bobby Flay’s Heartland Salad and Perfect Mashed Potatoes (Isaac’s request). I am leaving the turkey and gravy to my mom – she does it best.

This Thanksgiving I am grateful for all the wonderful gifts that surround me.