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Thanksgiving Recipes

Thanksgiving will be here before you know it and just in case you’re looking for some new recipes and table decor ideas–check out my Thanksgiving menu.

Chestnut Soup

Chestnut Soup in Pumpkin Tureen

November 22, 2019|Categories: Food Columns, Soups, Thanksgiving|Tags:

It’s not Thanksgiving if I don’t make this soup.  I tried a different soup one year and there were way too many complaints.  Check out this fabulous soup in a hollowed out pumpkin soup tureen which appeared in the November 2012 Edition of the Essex Fells Magazine.

Turkey Roulade

Turkey Roulade

November 22, 2019|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Thanksgiving|Tags:

Here’s a great recipe for turkey and stuffing rolled into one.  It’s make ahead, easy to slice and is served with a great side dish of edamame succotash. If you’re looking for some new ideas for Thanksgiving table decor, check out my acorn squash vase in the photo.

Sweet Potato Banana Casserole

Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole with a Secret Ingredient

November 22, 2019|Categories: Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , ,

This Sweet Potato Pecan Casserole with a Secret Ingredient is a great Thanksgiving Day Side Dish. It’s make ahead and you can whip it up in no time. Can you guess the secret ingredient?

Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Roasted Vegetables

Thanksgiving Cornucopia of Roasted Vegetables

November 22, 2019|Categories: Food Columns, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: ,

This roasted vegetable side dish is always a hit with my guests. For some festive Thanksgiving table decor ideas, make sure to check out the butternut squash vase and the figural squirrel napkin ring in the photo.

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

Pumpkin Pecan Pie

November 22, 2019|Categories: Desserts, Food Columns, Pies, Tarts and Tortes, Thanksgiving|Tags: ,

This pumpkin pecan pie is to die for.  It’s my most requested Thanksgiving dessert. Check out the adorable multicolored candy melt leaves that I made that appear in the photo. Comment if you’d like instructions on how to make the candy melt leaves.

Beaujolais Poached Pears

Beaujolais Poached Pears

November 22, 2019|Categories: Cooking Light, Desserts, Desserts, Food Columns|Tags: ,

If you’re looking for a lighter dessert–this one’s for you.  For a dairy free version of this recipe, leave out the creme anglaise (vanilla sauce) and serve the pears on the red wine syrup. For another idea on table decor, check out the festive pear vases in the photo.

Turkey Sugar Cookies

Turkey Sugar Cookies

November 22, 2019|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah|Tags: , , ,

Make sure to have some turkey shaped cookie cutters on hand to make these crowd pleasing sugar cookies.

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Broccoli Cheddar Soup in Bread Bowl

Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a Bread Bowl

November 6, 2019|Categories: Food Columns, Soups, Vegetarian|Tags: , ,

Fall back–Daylight Savings Time! Ugh! My least favorite time of year. One thing that helps me beat the late autumn doldrums is a bowl of steaming, hearty soup. Check out my article on Broccoli Cheddar Soup in a Bread Bowl, which appeared in the October 2015 edition of the Essex Fells Magazine.

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Nanny’s Butter Streusel Cake

Nanny’s Butter Streusel Cake

September 23rd, 2019|Categories: Cakes, Desserts|Tags: , |

Since this was the cake that inspired my passion for baking and launched a thousand recipes, it is only fitting that I launch my website with Nanny Fela’s Butter Streusel Cake. My mom baked it often when I was growing up, and I could never resist plucking off the streusel, leaving behind a funny looking pockmarked cake.  I could kick myself for not having had the presence of mind to get the recipe from [...]