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Month: November 2017

Cranberry Orange Bread

Cranberry Orange Bread

It’s the height of baking season. Flour and sugar are frequent guests on my counter, remnants of the last pie, cake or bread that is now baking in the oven. All are wonderful but it’s hard to beat the aroma of bread baking in your […]

Roasted Potato, Leek and Fresh Arugula Soup

Roasted Potato, Leek and Fresh Arugula Soup

So you picked up a 15-pound bag of potatoes for Thanksgiving and you have at least 10 pounds left. What to do with a pantry full of Yukon Gold potatoes – well, who doesn’t love a luscious bowl of creamy potato soup! I’ve gone through […]

Turkey Tetrazzini

Turkey Tetrazzini

You’ve survived the first holiday of the season but there’s still turkey hanging out in your refrigerator. One can only eat so many turkey sandwiches so here’s a wonderful alternative for any leftovers. This is a variation of a chicken tetrazzini recipe that my Mom […]

Rosemary and Orange Maple Bourbon Cocktail

Rosemary and Orange Maple Bourbon Cocktail

The turkey is brining, the pies are made and final preparations are in full swing for the Thanksgiving feast. Time for a little break! And what better way to kick back than with a Rosemary and Orange Maple Bourbon Cocktail! Run your hand across sprigs […]

Chocolate Cream Pie with Meringue Topping

Chocolate Cream Pie with Meringue Topping

My Grandmothers always believed if one dessert was good on a holiday table, three must be better. So in keeping with family tradition, we always make three pies. And this one checks the box for the chocolate lovers in the group. This is possibly the […]

Pumpkin Pie

Pumpkin Pie

If you had to name one dessert that is quintessentially Thanksgiving few would argue the answer is pumpkin pie. I don’t recall a Thanksgiving holiday where there wasn’t one on the menu so no need to stop now. Some may think there is a need […]

Pecan Tart with Bourbon Nut Crust

Pecan Tart with Bourbon Nut Crust

There’s not a dessert much more Southern than pecan pie. My Mom made one of the best and she always had one on her holiday table. For a time the pecan pie disappeared from our Thanksgiving table. Some holidays it was a very small group […]

Turkey Pan Gravy

Turkey Pan Gravy

Your bird is out of the oven so whatever you do, don’t throw out those pan drippings from your roast turkey! Your guests will want gravy and not just any gravy. Pan gravy should be rich in flavor from gorgeous drippings, whisked into a buttery […]

Roast Turkey Breast

Roast Turkey Breast

You’ve been asked to host Thanksgiving. Fear sets in, there’s a turkey involved! Tackling the bird seems to the biggest mental stumbling block when hosting the Thanksgiving meal. We’ve all been served that bird straight out of the movie “Christmas Vacation” – dry, mealy and well, […]

Cornbread Dressing

Cornbread Dressing

There are probably as many versions of dressing as there are cooks in the South. And no, we don’t call it stuffing. Ask anyone about dressing and they will quickly begin to tell you about their Mother’s or their Grandmother’s dressing. Few if any wrote […]

One Potato, Two Potatoes… Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes

One Potato, Two Potatoes… Sweet Potatoes, Mashed Potatoes

Once upon a time we revisited our Thanksgiving menu and wondered if we needed to trim back the sides. Since there were two types on the menu, the potatoes came up for review. But how can you possibly have Thanksgiving without sweet potatoes and then […]

Yellow Squash Casserole

Yellow Squash Casserole

In most families there exists a menu for the Thanksgiving meal, one that has been in place for years, maybe decades. It’s seldom messed with as the memories from our childhood have a set expectation of the food that will adorn the holiday table. When […]


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