It’s that time again, when the food blogging world is filled to the brim with holiday recipes, and not a minute too early! Today is brought to you by the folks over at Food Network and their #fallfest weekly event, only this one is extra special. It’s called “Pull Up A Chair” and we’re asking you to do just that! Get comfy, grab a cup of coffee, and stroll around the blogs that have made some amazing recipes to inspire you this holiday season!
What have I got to offer you today? It’s a salad, I know. Weird. I don’t eat salads, but this one has both bacon FAT and bacon BACON in it, so let’s just say it’s a once-a-month salad. Wanting to find something quick and easy for hosts searching for recipes that don’t stress than out, I remembered my old pal – Couscous. It cooks in 5 minutes and it’s a gorgeous canvas for any ingredients you want to showcase! Swirled with bacon and walnuts, this salad is delicious but unique. What makes it unique? Scroll down.
Marash Pepper, that’s what makes this unique! Marash Pepper is very hard to find in regular stores, as it only grows in a region that once was shared by Turks and Armenians called Marash. The Kitchn wrote about it last year and you’ve probably had it in something or another, but just never realized it.
What does it taste like? It’s a sweet pepper, but an underlining heat. It’s earthy but bright, and has a slight sweetness to it. It’s shape is irregular, which is why it makes a lovely and rustic finishing touch to anything from risotto to fried eggs. You can purchase it over at Spice Station, as well as other online retailers.
This pepper paired wonderfully with the salty bacon and the earthy walnuts, so if you’re treating yourself to new spices this holiday season, be sure to grab some Marash!
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Mooshu Jenne: Honey Bacon Potato Pops
Food For My Family: Roasted Beet and Lacinato Kale Salad With Lemon Vinaigrette
Big Girls, Small Kitchen: Super Seeded Cornbread
FN Dish: Black Pepper-Pomegranate Molasses Glazed Turkey
Feed Me Phoebe: Cornbread and Wild Rice Stuffing With Hazelnuts and Cranberries
Napa Farmhouse 1885: Chorizo, Cornbread and Tortilla Dressing
Sweet Life: Apple Chorizo Cornbread Stuffing
And Love It, Too: Paleo Green Bean Casserole
Jeanette’s Healthy Living: Sweet Spiced Winter Squash Casserole
Red or Green?: Corn, Peppers and Onion Saute
Simple Bites: Honey Pomegranate Glazed Brussels Sprouts
Virtually Homemade: Fresh Orange and Cranberry Sauce With Toasted Walnuts
What’s Gaby Cooking: Sweet Potato Gratin (pictured above)
The Heritage Cook: Cauliflower Gratin
Creative Culinary: Creamy Mushroom Bake With Parmesan and Panko
Bacon and Souffle: Spicy Carnival Squash