Federal Way, WA (my hometown) finally has a unique, classy restaurant that is on par with those found in Seattle and Tacoma. Peppercorn Bistro & Bar was a pleasant surprise in a city filled with restaurants that often lack creativity.
This year I planned the menu about a week in advance and stared shopping for groceries 6 days before. With the threat of major snowstorms the week of Thanksgiving I knew it was best to get as much in advance as possible.
Last month’s cooking magazines were full of fall recipes. Squash, turkey, ham, fresh herbs and sweet potatoes could be found in almost every recipe. There is something about those flavors that brings back such wonderful memories- just tastes like the holidays.