Archive for November, 2013

  Breakfast Braids are easy to make with frozen pastry dough. Check out a previous post about breakfast braids to get the simple directions. To make the breakfast perfect for Thanksgiving, Christmas, or anytime use a cranberry filling! Just prepare the dough as directed in the earlier post. Spread 3 tablespoons   Read More ...

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Mashed potatoes call out for gravy! Making homemade gravy is becoming a lost art. Why put up with lumpy, runny, or flavorless gravy when tasty gravies are ready-made and waiting for you at the grocery store! Because homemade is so much better! Make your own gravy from your own roasted   Read More ...

Sweet potatoes and holiday dinners seem to go hand in hand. Mashed sweet potatoes are good, but not traditional. Baked sweet potatoes oozing with brown sugar, butter, and marshmallows are present on many, many, holiday dinner tables. Sweet potatoes are delicious this way, but usually everyone who eats them, if   Read More ...

Holidays meals often center around turkey. Turkey, the traditional ‘bird’ for Thanksgiving can be delicious. Sadly however, it can be dry and not bursting with flavor. Fix that! It is easy! Commercial turkey or chicken, I must admit is not as flavorful as a free-range, organic bird. It really is   Read More ...

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Oh my! May I just say these bars are a nice change of pace!  If you have never combined cranberries and bananas, you haven’t lived. For some silly reason we always think of cranberries in the fall around Thanksgiving time. I am sure it is because cranberries ripen and are   Read More ...

  Corn chips are a great go-to snack. They seem to go with just about anything and everything.  I remember a friend who was sharing a bit of wine with me pulled out a bag of generic corn chips. She apologized saying, “I know these aren’t very good….’. What? I   Read More ...

It seems as though any traditional Thanksgiving or Christmas meal would not be complete without cranberry sauce. I remember a friend who never liked it, but still had to include it on every one of her holiday meal menus. ‘Store-bought’ cranberry sauce, whether strained or whole, doesn’t come close to   Read More ...

Cleaning a squash or pumpkin for baking can be messy, and time-consuming. Make it easy on yourself by using a tool you may already have in your kitchen drawer. Scraping a squash or pumpkin is crazy easy when you use a grapefruit spoon. The spoon, though small, makes scraping easy   Read More ...

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Just the thought of this rich, creamy, stroganoff makes my mouth water. Ladled over perfect mashed potatoes and I am in food heaven. Stroganoff, a Russian dish, is often served over noodles but when I want to really indulge I serve it on mashed potatoes, the more traditional method. The   Read More ...

Mini pumpkin pies are perfect anytime! They are quick, easy, and delicious, and yes they are too cute to resist popping one into your mouth. Trust me, i know. These little pies are made with mini fillo shells which are made from flaky layers of phyllo dough. You can find   Read More ...

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