Monthly Archives: November 2014

Thanksgiving Drinks to Warm the Soul

OK, these may not warm the soul. But maybe they’ll numb the senses. Who couldn’t use that at a family gathering? If you’re like us and live somewhere that’s a bit too warm to drink these sort of concoctions check … Continue reading

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Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar and Pecan Streusel

This is a classic way to make sweet potatoes sing. It’s an easy dish to prepare a day or two before and reheat while the turkey rests. Sweet Potato Casserole 2 1/12 pounds sweet potatoes 1 egg 1 tbsp molasses … Continue reading

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Cranberry Apple Pie with a Crumb Topping

We know it’s hard to find room on your dessert table once the spots for the pecan and pumpkin pies are filled. But trust us this is worth making room for. Cranberry Apple Pie with a Crumb Topping 1 Single-Crust … Continue reading

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Chestnut Stuffing

The battle over what type of bread goes in stuffing was won years ago in our home. For the recipe go here. Here is a different way that uses chestnuts and a mix of breads for the stuffing and a … Continue reading

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Sunday Suppers: The Other White Meat (Thanksgiving edition)

We love ham because it creates almost as many leftovers as a big old turkey. And you can use the bone for a great soup. Here are some menu options for those of you glazing a ham on the big … Continue reading

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Gingered Cranberry Sauce

There are so many delicious ways to make cranberry sauce, that we hardly make it the same way twice. Here’s a flavorful sauce that calls for just a few ingredients. If you don’t have a tangerine, substitute the zest from … Continue reading

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Slow-Cooked Mashed Potatoes

At a restaurant last year, Katherine complimented the mashed potatoes and got a great bit of advice in return. The waiter explained that the secret to making the potatoes so creamy was cooking them at a low temperature for a … Continue reading

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Cool Thanksgiving Drinks

The first Thanksgiving we lived in the South we had just moved into our first house. Katherine excitedly threw on a sweater, popped some baked brie in the oven and lit a fire. The sweater was shed and the brie … Continue reading

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Green Beans and Toasted Almonds

This is a great side any time of the year. The cream sauce is really light and helps create a little balance with all the heavier food that may be served this time of year. This also cooks very fast … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Starter

November is our favorite month of the year because it includes our favorite national holiday — Katherine’s birthday. OK, really it’s Thanksgiving. Katherine’s birthday is a close second, but only because we generally don’t make gravy on that day. For … Continue reading

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