thanksgiving Archive

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Caramel Apple Salad

Okay folks here goes – I have been sitting on this recipe for a…long…time. We were first introduced to Caramel Apple Salad at a recipe exchange potluck. Both the Mr. and I went nuts for the stuff. We have since made it for numerous gatherings and he is now the resident expert

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Festive Roasted Brussels Sprouts

Some very brave friends of ours started our Thanksgiving meals early this year when they invited all of their friends with kids to a pre-holiday feast. Over a dozen kids under the age of five generated a cacophony that made “11″ sound like the mewing of a newborn kitten. Amidst the blur

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The Thanksgiving Recipe Collection

I’m calling it early this year. I have a baby who pretty much wants to be held and snuggled all the time. I am happy to oblige but I’m also pooped! I’ve got ideas for all new and exciting light takes on Thanksgiving foods bouncing all around in my head unfortunately, chances

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Walnut-Oat Apple Crumble

An apple a day may keep a doctor away, but I bet they would come running if you put that apple into this crumble! I have been working my way through 80 pounds of apples. There was a full weekend of simmering that resulted in many quart and pint jars filled with

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Cardamom and Whiskey Pear Crisp

The night before Thanksgiving, I set out to make a light dessert option for the holiday. Nothing too ostentatious, just a simple and seasonal pear crisp. But, baking was the last item on my very long list of projects before the big day. It was late and I was getting punchier by the

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Pumpkin-Cranberry Bread Pudding

The shortest day of the year is less than a month away. On days when the sun makes an appearance it will turn brassy by mid-afternoon.  Children scamper home from school trailing long shadows the sidewalk. Our house is still adorned for fall. I can’t bring myself to shove all the lovely rusty

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Savory Pear & Walnut Pizza

This pizza is beyond good. The magnitude of its deliciousness puts it squarely in the territory of “Whoops! I just ate half a dozen pieces” and “Get-your-own-blankety-blank-pizza”! So good it may take all your willpower to save the remaining pieces for another meal. But, do save those pieces. This pizza makes fantastic

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Don’t Toss that Turkey! More than 20 recipes using Thanksgiving leftovers

I love leftovers! I love reheating them in their original incarnation. I love reconfiguring them into new dishes. I also love packing them up to be frozen and enjoyed a few months down the road. Leftovers make life easy and delicious.  So, imagine my shock when I heard the following statistic last weekend

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Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

The recipe for Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal originally appeared in my very first blog post. The post was a long list of wonderful ways to elevate oats from plain to party. Baked Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal is one of my favorites and I have been wanting to give  its very own little spot for

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Simple Holiday Sides: Light & Buttery Drop Biscuits

This week there are thousands of people planning menus with sleek modern foods for Thanksgiving. I am not one of them. I like the cozy comfort of traditional favorites. However, honoring tradition doesn’t have to be done to the letter. Take these biscuits, for example. Mr. Second Helpings asked to have some