Monthly Archives: November 2011

Cranberry sauce quick bread

Most people are too busy gobbling up turkey and stuffing on Thanksgiving to put much of a dent in the cranberry sauce. Here’s a great way to use up your leftovers. We used our raspberry cranberry sauce, but any variety … Continue reading

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Turkey and Black Bean Burritos

This is a great way to use up a lot of leftover turkey. Although it may a couple more days before everyone has a bunch of cooked turkey on hand. Until then leftover chicken works as well. Turkey and Black … Continue reading

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No lumps gravy

Many people like to save time and serve a store-brand gravy during Thanksgiving. Although this saves time, it does waste a perfect opportunity to use a couple parts of the turkey most people throw away. Not to mention homemade tastes … Continue reading

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Carving the beast, a Thanksgiving how to

Here is a quick rundown of how I carve a bird. If you prefer to cut it at the table as people request it then more power to you. In my opinion it is far less of a mess to … Continue reading

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Not your mama’s green bean casserole

Please consider this an alternative to that can-of-soup, fake-onion, one-dish disaster that has sunk far too many a Thanksgiving table over the years. Green beans au gratin (adapted from The Silver Spoon) 4 cups green beans, trimmed 1 leek, trimmed … Continue reading

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Sweet potato pie and the tale of two mashers

By Katherine About a year ago, my parents were down for a visit and we were in a flea market when I eyed something I had to have — a Tupperware potato masher in a shade of green that was … Continue reading

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Brandy milk punch

We clipped this recipe from a magazine years ago, I wish I could remember which one. (Update: Thanks to Andrea for telling us it was Budget Living!) It’s called “Godfather Jimmy’s Milk Punch” in the green journal we reserve for … Continue reading

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