By Holly V. Gray

Tag: holiday

Spicy Black-Bean and Cabbage Stew

Spicy Black-Bean and Cabbage Stew

Happy New Year! The whirlwind activity of the holidays is behind us, decorations are packed away, and winter is settling in here.  The first snowfall of the season arrived overnight and, while it’s only an inch or so deep right now, I’m finding myself already looking […]

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

Vegan Curried Pumpkin Soup

If you’re like me and ready to take a break from all the super-sweet treats that are everywhere right now, but still want to get your seasonal pumpkin fix, I have just the thing for you. This warm and savory soup is full of the flavors […]

Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Vegan BBQ Baked Beans

Remember how I was all, “Summer’s coming!” in my last post? Well, I may have been prematurely excited because it’s still cold but that is not stopping me from looking ahead to summertime and all the classic picnic and potluck favorites we love, including these […]

Classic-Style Stuffed Eggs

Classic-Style Stuffed Eggs

Do you call them stuffed or deviled eggs? I said “deviled eggs” forever until only recently when I saw this style referred to as “stuffed” and thought it sounded nicer. Anyway, I usually serve stuffed eggs as an appetizer but, know what I’ve learned lately? […]

Oreo Cookies and Cream Fudge

Oreo Cookies and Cream Fudge

Hi! Welcome to This Wife Cooks! Today’s post is brought to you by my oldest daughter’s absolute love off all things Oreo.  This deliciously rich white chocolate fudge takes only three ingredients and five minutes to prepare.

Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

Valentine’s Day Snack Mix

Hi! Welcome to This Wife Cooks! Valentine’s Day is right around the corner and today we’re mixing up a batch of snack mix you’re whole family is going to love! Sweet and salty crunchy goodness in every bite is what you get with this ridiculously easy and […]

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Mini Pumpkin Cheesecakes

Just when I thought we were past the pumpkin-everything time of year, I found a can of pumpkin in the pantry…. My initial plan was to make these into bars (which, technically, is what we’re starting out with here) but then at the last minute, […]

Vegetable Wellington with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Vegetable Wellington with Chickpeas and Quinoa

Whether you’re already an all-veg family or you need an entree for the vegetarians or vegans coming over (sometimes we really do get tired of making a meal out of sides), this wellington is a perfect accompaniment to any holiday feast! I have served it […]

Sourdough Stuffing Muffins with Apple and Fresh Herbs

Sourdough Stuffing Muffins with Apple and Fresh Herbs

Super cute and perfectly portioned, these vegan-friendly stuffing muffins are a fantastic addition to your holiday table. Use rosemary-infused olive oil for added depth of flavor. Prefer your stuffing a little on the sweet side? Swap out half of the sourdough for cornbread. Sourdough Stuffing […]

Marinated Cheese and Olives ~ Game Night Snack

Marinated Cheese and Olives ~ Game Night Snack

This was our Thanksgiving night snack as we were all gathered around the dining table, playing Taboo, which has recently become my new favorite old game. We all enjoyed the briny-cheesy-carby goodness so much I’m thinking this may make an encore appearance as part of […]


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