Archives: Thanksgiving

Grilled Brie, Turkey & Pear Sandwiches

November 2, 2011 | By andrea | Comments Off on Grilled Brie, Turkey & Pear Sandwiches | Filed in: Autumn, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sandwich, Thanksgiving.

In honor of National Sandwich Day (November 3rd), here’s a perfect Autumn sandwich: shredded turkey, sweet pears and creamy brie all grilled to melty goodness on whole grain bread. Yum! And with Thanksgiving right around the corner, this sandwich is a great way to use up leftover turkey after the big meal. Use a panini grill • Read More »

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Sagaponak Corn Pudding

August 16, 2011 | By andrea | 7 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Casserole, Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Give me a spoon and a bucket of this stuff and I’m a happy girl. Okay, maybe that’s a little over doing it. I really do love this recipe, though. Corn pudding (if you’ve never had it before) is a savory baked corn dish that is creamier than cornbread but more dense than a custard. Basically, it’s • Read More »

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Double-Ginger Pumpkin Tart

July 18, 2011 | By andrea | 5 Comments | Filed in: Baking, Christmas, Dessert, Holidays, Recipes, Thanksgiving.

The other day, one of my kids was hankering for pumpkin pie…yes, in the middle of July. Since this is the best time to try new holiday recipes (way ahead of time), I obliged his craving. After a quick search, I decided to make a Double-Ginger Pumpkin Tart. This dessert is like a cross between • Read More »

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I’m thankful

November 25, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Morsels & Musings, Thanksgiving.

I’m thankful: …for another day with my precious family. …that I have family and friends who know me and love me anyway. …for a warm house and food on the table. …for my health and the health of my husband and kids. …for those that serve our country — freedom is never free. …that God loved • Read More »

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Leftovers: New Mexico Turkey Tortilla Soup

November 24, 2010 | By andrea | 6 Comments | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Main Dish, Mexican, Recipes, Soup/Stew, Southwestern, Thanksgiving, Turkey.

For me, a turkey dinner is nice for one meal (or maybe 2 meals…MAX). What I enjoy even more than the epic turkey feast is turning the leftover turkey into other meals, like enchiladas or soup. This recipe for New Mexico Turkey-Tortilla Soup is not only easy to make, but it’s delicious and a perfect use for the • Read More »

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Cranberry-Chipotle Fruit Conserve

November 23, 2010 | By andrea | 2 Comments | Filed in: Condiment, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Southwestern, Thanksgiving.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try this flavorful, jewel-like cranberry sauce. It’s delicious, smoky, not-too-spicy, and not-too-sweet.  I love it with roast turkey and chicken! I’ll be serving this Cranberry-Chipotle Fruit Conserve on Thanksgiving, as well as a more traditional cranberry sauce , too. It’s so good I can eat it with a spoon! I couldn’t find dried peaches so • Read More »

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Green Beans with Caramelized Red Onion and Mushroom Topping

November 22, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

This green bean dish is a far cry from the traditional green bean casserole that we all grew up with. Here, the green beans are crisp tender and topped with a sauteed mushroom and caramelized onion mixture. The combination is excellent and makes a perfect holiday side dish. If you don’t like mushrooms then skip ’em • Read More »

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Triple-Cranberry Sauce

November 22, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Condiment, Holidays, Quick Cooking, Recipes, Sauce, Thanksgiving.

Cranberry sauce is incredibly easy to make. If you’ve never made your own, I encourage you to try it this year. This recipe for Triple-Cranberry Sauce takes just minutes to prepare and is lightly flavored with orange and spice. I’ve made it many times and am always pleased with the results. I always buy King • Read More »

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Roasted Carrots and Parsnips with Fresh Herbs

November 18, 2010 | By andrea | 4 Comments | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

I love roasted veggies! It’s amazing what a little time in a hot oven will do to humble root vegetables! Roasted veggies can be prepared a day ahead of time and reheated before serving, making them a perfect side dish for the holidays! The recipe calls for cutting the carrots and parsnips into 3″x1/2″ pieces. I • Read More »

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Spaghetti Squash with Brown Butter and Parmesan

February 15, 2010 | By andrea | 1 Comment | Filed in: Christmas, Holidays, Recipes, Side Dish, Thanksgiving, Vegetable, Vegetarian.

Here’s a fun way to eat your yellow veggies: cooked spaghetti squash drizzled with browned butter and sprinkled with Parmesan cheese. It’s simple and makes a good side dish for chicken. Instead of boiling the whole squash, I microwaved it (saving 30 minutes of cooking time). To do this, carefully cut the top off the squash off an • Read More »

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