Thanksgiving

Roasted Zucchini with Tomato, Garlic and Herbs de Provence

This came from an old “Cooking Club”.  Cindy Pereira made this and I really like the cool shape and simple preparation and great flavors.  I included it in a few past Thanksgiving meals and resurrected it this last Thanksgiving. Directions: Take each zucchini and slice through 3 or 4 times without cutting the stem.  Insert a sliver of sliced garlic…

French’s Bakery Carmelized Onion Cheese Poppyseed Rolls

I cheated on Thanksgiving and bought Bridgeford frozen bread dough rolls.  I love homemade rolls for a special meal but it seems like the kitchen is covered in flour along with the rest of the mess when you sit down to eat and it bugs me.  The frozen ones just sat on the counter all day and turned out pretty…

Sausage Stuffing with Fennel and Roasted Squash

This stuffing was pretty good.  I really liked the bread I bought to make the bread cubes.  It was a nice ciabatta from the Fairway bakery.  I have been trying some new recipes for the past few Thanksgivings but I think I am ready to go back to my tried and true recipe, Sausage and Herb stuffing that I have…

Orange Rolls without any Orange

    I got this Overnight Orange Roll recipe probably 15 years ago.  I used to make it all the time.  These are very light and slightly sweet orange rolls.  Perfect to go with a salad for a nice lunch or can be good for breakfast.  I wanted a plain roll recipe for Thanksgiving and don’t have all my recipes…

Overnight Layered Green Salad

This is recipe that was popular in the 70’s when I was a kid.  My mom never made it but I must have had it at some church potluck or something.  It was ubiquitous back then.  Anyway, my friend Kim Van Vlear brought it to a neighborhood party and it brought me back to my childhood memories of this.  It…

Grandma Grace’s Pumpkin Pie

This recipe conjures up memories of my childhood.  Especially the smell of the rum extract.  It is a pretty standard pumpkin pie recipe but the addition of rum extract and also the Mapleine make this unique and memorable for me.  I think it tastes great!  Everyone has their opinions about pumpkin pie but I love this one. Ingredients: 4 eggs…

Brussel Sprouts with Pancetta + Kaimi’s Amazing Deep Fried Turkey

I couldn’t find the original recipe for this so I went by memory.  It wasn’t as good as I remember but still good.  I wasn’t feeling as inspired this Thanksgiving.  Maybe because I miss not having my big family table.  We were sitting on the couch and living room chairs using the coffee table, using the small table by the…

Cranberry-Tangerine Relish

I love this stuff!  I make it every Thanksgiving.  It is fresh and delicious and so easy to make.  So easy I never got really any good pictures. The original recipe is from a 1993 Bon Apettit called Cranberry-Tangerine Relish with Walnuts.  I don’t use the walnuts anymore but found a variation of this recipe that grind the walnuts with…

Roasted Root Vegetables

Isn’t this beautiful!  I love the colors!  Art in nature!  An old neighbor Melissa Churlonis told me about this many years ago.  It is from epicurious.com.   I have been making this for Thanksgiving since the 90’s.  I have adapted the original pretty significantly because it is basically just roasted vegetables. INGREDIENTS 12 baby beets, trimmed, peeled 2 pounds red-skinned…