Butternut Squash Soup-Healthier Version and Easy

This is a light and tasty lunch or light dinner.

Must-Have Creamy Red and White Pearl Onions with Bacon

This is one of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes. In fact, one year, I decided to omit it and sat at the table with my heaping plate of food and felt regret. Not only are the onions to die-for, but you’ll want to sop up the sauce on a piece of bread! I wrote this down […]

Roasted Brussels Sprouts w/Balsamic Glaze & Pancetta

Think you’re not a fan of brussels sprouts?  Think again.  Prepared with pancetta (or bacon) and roasted with balsamic vinegar will undoubtedly change your mind.  Still not buying it?  How about a little fresh thyme thrown in?   Now...

Deep-Frying Your Turkey: The Best Turkey You’ll Ever Eat

See All of Our Staff’s Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes. It’s become our family tradition that my husband fries our turkey every Thanksgiving. While I’m inside cooking the side dishes, he’s outside with his cocktail and whatever men-folk he can lure away from football. I’m telling you, this is the best turkey you will ever have. We […]

Fennel Mashed Potatoes

Upgrade ordinary mashed potatoes with aromatic fennel.  Softens when sauteed and compliments the mashed to where you may never have plain mashed p’taters again.

Thanksgiving To-Do List: 15 Things to Do Now!

Every year, I make a list of what I can get done in the days before Thanksgiving. If you wrote out notes to yourself like we suggested last year, pull that out and add to it. If not, try making notes as you go this year. You’ll thank yourself later! Also check out Our Complete Thanksgiving Dinner Menu: from Cocktails to Dessert  • […]

Bacon & Pecan Dressing Made with Cornbread

SIZE: serves 12 INGREDIENTS:  2 cups pecans 2 cornbreads (rounds, squares, or loaves, 8 inches each), coarsely broken into 2-inch pieces (16 cups) 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, cut into small pieces, plus more for dish 8 slices smoked bacon, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 4 celery stalks, chopped into 1/2-inch pieces 4 leeks (white and pale-green parts […]

Cold Turkey: When to Thaw the Bird!

I will never forget the first Thanksgiving that my husband decided to take over turkey duty; he wanted to give deep frying a shot. So, I left him to it only to realize on Thanksgiving morning that he had not thawed the turkey yet! Our local grocery store was open–one more thing to be thankful for that day–and we were able […]

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