Monthly Archives: November 2013

Apple Cranberry Jam

This is an easy jam to make and since both the cranberries and apples are loaded with natural pectin it cooks very quick and yields a lot. It also is a great stocking stuffer or present for a coworker. I … Continue reading

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Turkey Tacos

Tacos are the perfect food. That’s all. Turkey Tacos 1/2 large onion quartered 3 jalapenos 2 large dried Ancho peppers 1 cup boiling water 1 14 oz can tomatoes juice from one lime 4 cups turkey chopped into small dice … Continue reading

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Green Bean “Pizza”

If you didn’t make those green beans in a lemon vinaigrette last week you really need to. They’re even better the second time around. You can use your favorite pizza dough, but the puff pastry makes for a tasty shortcut. … Continue reading

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Rufus Turns Three

By Katherine and Greg We interrupt our Thanksgiving festivities for this announcement: The Rufus Guide is three years old today. We thought we’d do something simple to celebrate that mini milestone — have Greg pick his three favorite Katherine recipes … Continue reading

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Cranberry, Blue Cheese and Pecan Pockets

We use more puff pastry at this time of year than any other. It’s such a quick way to perk up leftovers. Those of you who like precise measurements should come back tomorrow. Cranberry, Blue Cheese and Pecan Pockets One … Continue reading

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All Our Thanksgiving Day Recipes in One Place

With the big day less than a week away, we though it’d be helpful to put all our Thanksgiving recipes in one place. We’ll return with more leftover ideas tomorrow. Cranberry Sauces Brandied Cranberry Sauce Cranberry Sauce with Raspberries Cranberry … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: Leftover Magic Part #2

Around our house the yams and gravy go in a flash. Leftover stuffing? Not for long. But cranberries and turkey take up some valuable refrigerator space. Check out last week’s post for ways to use up turkey and ham. Here … Continue reading

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Mushroom Gratin

This is a great side to go with steak as well as a giant roasted bird. Any assortment of mushrooms will work but make sure to have a few different types. Dry vermouth can be substituted for the Lillet. Mushroom … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Bread Pudding

Don’t think of this as a substitute to pumpkin pie. Think of it as a great addition to your Thanksgiving dessert table, which we think can always fit one more dish. It’s really the best of both worlds, a bread … Continue reading

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This is a great way to use up leftover cranberry sauce, but it’s also worth making extra cranberry sauce ahead of time to serve on the big day. Usually, the big dilemma when serving turkey is ‘Red?’ (‘Yes, please!) or … Continue reading

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