Pumpkin or pecan? That is the question. I adore both pies and when I can’t decide which to bake, I make one pie with a layer each of pumpkin and pecan, and a whole new taste sensation is born. The pumpkin layer is delicately spiced with cinnamon and nutmeg, while the pecan layer incorporates maple [...]
I am often asked for suggestions for Thanksgiving side dishes. This recipe for roasted autumn vegetables is one of my favorite side dishes to make for Thanksgiving and other festive autumn and winter get-togethers. It has a beautiful array or autumn tastes, textures, and colors and is a great accompaniment to turkey, chicken, or beef. [...]
I must confess—I am not a big fan of the roasted whole turkey. At a time when I need as much oven space as possible for the multitude of dishes that I serve on Thanksgiving, the huge whole turkey monopolizes most of my oven space. I also find it impossible to get the whole turkey [...]
Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday enjoyed and celebrated by all Americans. It is a time when we gather with family and friends to share precious time together and partake of a sumptuous meal. To enhance your Thanksgiving feast with your family, I’ve provided recipes for Roast Turkey and Sweet Potato Casserole. Happy Thanksgiving! [...]
I make this delicious soup once a year at Thanksgiving. It’s a bit of a production and quite rich, but well worth the time, effort, and calories. For a real showstopper, serve the soup in a hollowed out fresh pumpkin soup tureen, or serve in individual hollowed out acorn squash shells. Best wishes for a [...]
Here’s a recipe that will chase away the fruit salad doldrums. The kitchen smells heavenly as the pears simmer in their poaching liquid, redolent of vanilla bean, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves and Amaretto. I like to serve the compote accompanied by biscotti or meringues.
As the days get shorter and the air is crisper and cooler, I am back in my kitchen baking after a summer hiatus. One of my favorite cakes to bake during this season is Autumn Spiced Honey Chiffon cake. While this cake is baking, an ambrosial aroma of warm honey, cinnamon, nutmeg, allspice, ginger, and [...]
Here’s my version of the ever popular Sweet and Sour Chicken. This dish evokes fond memories of the days when my children were still living at home. It was their most requested meal. A hit with children, this recipe doubles as a delicious main course to serve your dinner guests. I like to serve Sweet [...]
This delicious dish is my husband’s culinary claim to fame. The first time he cooked this corned beef for one of our family holidays, it was such a hit with our immediate family, that there was nothing left to serve our guests. We have since doubled the recipe to ensure that we have enough to [...]
Here’s a real meat and potatoes treat for the holidays. Braised short ribs in barbecue sauce are tender and succulent and full of flavor. For the ultimate comfort food, I like to serve the ribs on a bed of roasted garlic mashed potatoes.