Blog Stories 8 of Our Favorite Holiday Dishes & Why

8 of Our Favorite Holiday Dishes & Why

By Tosha Reinmiller, November 8, 2018

It’s that time of the year, where we get to cozy up in our kitchens to bake, simmer & serve those tried and true recipes we all love. We’ve compiled a list below of some our favorite (relatively simple) fall and winter recipes, to kick off your Holiday Season. Find out what makes these meals special to us and try them out for yourselves!

First up, we have a southwest inspired Jalapeño-Green Chile Spoonbread. This quick and easy stuffing alternative combines fresh corn, with zesty spice and creamy buttermilk, for a melt in your mouth experience. Peppers are a great way to add depth and spice to one of your regular meals. View Recipe.

Next: Glazed Shallots with Chile and Thyme. Shallots, like any member of the Onion Family are great at taking on rich flavors! We love this quick side dish because it puts a spicy spin on a fall classic. Another great reason to make it? You can prep them a day or two ahead and they’ll taste even better. View Recipe.

Switching up tradition, with Wild Rice Dressing. A lighter dish than it’s cousin the classic bread dressing, this tasty alternative can be prepared a day ahead and will add a dash of local color and flare to any fall table. View Recipe.

Let’s talk Protein. We know that Turkey tends to take center stage during the holidays but lets not forget, the Chicken.This “Perfect Cast-Iron Skillet Chicken Thighs” recipe will cut your cooking time down and allow space for all the other tasty meals you’d love to add to the table but don’t have time to. Plus, there’s nothing better than pan fried crispy chicken. Go ahead and think of something… we’ll wait. View Recipe.

Taste-of-Fall Salad. Light greens + fresh pears makes this salad beautiful, full of flavor and easy to prepare. We always like to have a variation of this for the holidays to balance those heartier dishes. Homemade salad dressing is super easy and makes all the difference, trust us. Swap the goat cheese for Parmesan if you’re looking to switch up textures! View Recipe.

Now for the Main Course, Dessert…

Kicking it off at number one, we have New York Cheesecake with Triple Berry Compote. This cake has always been a staple in our family and we love the simple approach Cupcakes to Cavier takes on this timeless treat. View Recipe.

Gooey Pumpkin Spice Latte Chocolate Pudding Cake. Why? Because: chocolate, pumpkin and coffee…This recipe combines everything we hold dear on earth, plus it’s really easy to prepare! View Recipe.

Coconut Pumpkin Pie. A dairy free and incredibly delicious alternative to the classic. We know it can get pretty personal when it comes to pumpkin pie. Everyone has their own personal preferences when it comes to crust, texture and toppings but when it comes down to it, we’re all gunning for that creamy, pumpkin-y goodness. Unless you don’t like pie and in that case, let there be cake! Here’s our new favorite. View Recipe.

We hope these recipes inspire you for the coming season and years ahead. For more tasty recipes, visit and subscribe to our Coast Living Newsletter!

photo credit: Bon Appetit

Tosha Reinmiller

Principal Broker

ABOUT TOSHA Tosha specializes in the coastal communities of Manzanita, Cannon Beach, Nehalem, Wheeler, Arch Cape, Rockaway Beach and the surrounding areas in Tillamook County. In 2014, she jointly opened the Living Room Realty office in Manzanita, Oregon, with the desire to bring strong company values and culture to her clients at the coast. She understands the importance of client relationships and services. With a design background, she has always been drawn to strong marketing aesthetic and appreciates the value of it. Skills that she possesses, but not limited to—ability to multi-task, great listening skills, drive, detailed-oriented, organized, knowledge of diverse design and aesthetics—are priceless when working as a realtor. For years she worked as an Interior Designer, most recently at Group Mackenzie — she traveled and lived internationally, where she was able to grow creatively. Using her experience as an Interior Designer has prepared her for the various facets of the real estate profession.Embracing modern methods and coupled with a business model grown organically from referrals and past clients allows Tosha to focus her time with clients to help them reach their goals. TOSHA'S APPROACH Tosha's approach to real estate is straight forward: She treats others as she would like to be treated. One question she continually asks herself is: "Is this in the best interest of my client?" Tosha aims to serve the buyers and sellers in Manzanita and surrounding communities with integrity, excellence and honest representation. She prides herself on creating and cultivating lifelong relationships with clients and becoming a resource within the community for years to come.Her goal is to help her clients achieve their real estate goals without taking shortcuts. She is sensitive to a client's unique needs and spends most of day getting to know them and making sure everyone is on the same page with what is most important to them. Tosha strives to provide high-standards for service in terms of timely response, professional behavior, and the customer aspirations. She encourages her clients and community to use her as a resource for market knowledge, pre-selling tips, remodeling, and local events. As your real estate broker, she offers progressive marketing, local knowledge, and expertise. She loves to help people in any way she can and would gladly help you find your coast living room! INTERESTING FACTS ABOUT TOSHA
  • Raised on the North Oregon Coast. Neah-Kah-Nie High School grad
  • Tosha lives on the Nehalem River. She loves hiking, beach & river days, scuba diving, biking...truly, anything outdoors!
  • Tosha's first internship was at SmithCFI, as a commercial furniture designer.
  • After college, she packed her bags and lived/worked in Bilbao, Spain for a few months.
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Interior Design
  • Bachelor of Science, Oregon State University, Housing Studies
  • What is Housing Studies?: Along with residential design, it focuses on housing for the elderly, real estate finance, sociological aspects of housing and affordable housing policies.
  • Top 10% of Realtors in Clatsop Association of Realtors (number of homes sold - 2015, per MLS)
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