2023-12-22T10:05:56-05:00December 21st, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Thanksgiving|

Gingersnap cookies are a timeless treat, perfect for creating warm, nostalgic moments during chilly evenings or festive gatherings. Each cookie offers a delightful crunch, followed by a chewy burst, all harmoniously blended with the deep, rich sweetness of molasses. This recipe guides you through achieving that signature crinkly top and snappy texture, ensuring your gingersnaps [...]

Turkey Sugar Cookies

2023-11-23T09:25:37-05:00November 23rd, 2023|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Rosh Hashanah, Thanksgiving|Tags: , , , |

If you're an avid cookie baker, you will want to make these turkey sugar cookies for Thanksgiving.  Wishing all a Happy Thanksgiving surrounded by your loved ones.  Praying for Israel--the safe return of the hostages, the safety and protection of our IDF heroes and all of our Israeli brothers and sisters. Praying for a speedy [...]

Turkey Meatloaf Muffins with Sweet Potato Swirl

2024-06-04T18:32:32-04:00November 1st, 2018|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving|

Since Thanksgiving is the quintessential American holiday and meatloaf is the classic American comfort food, why not serve meatloaf for your holiday feast?  That’s what I’m planning to do this Thanksgiving, with a few tweaks here and there. It is Thanksgiving, after all, so I’ll substitute chopped turkey for the chopped beef in the recipe. [...]

Luzma’s Colombian Penicillin

2019-11-13T09:07:14-05:00November 1st, 2017|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Soups, Thanksgiving|Tags: , |

You’ve heard of Jewish penicillin, but did you know that a Colombian version exists, as well? To tell you about Colombian penicillin, I’m breaking with tradition this year to present you with a very special soup recipe that uses chicken instead of the obligatory Thanksgiving turkey. I first became acquainted with this extraordinary soup last [...]

Stuffed Peppers

2024-02-09T16:26:57-05:00November 1st, 2015|Categories: Food Columns, Pasta, Rice, Grains, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Uncategorized, Vegetables|

This is the time of year when the prevailing image is a cornucopia overflowing with the bounty of the harvest. In keeping with the concept of abundance and plenitude, stuffed meats, poultry, fruits, and vegetables are ubiquitous. A colorful medley of bell peppers, filled to the brim with brown and wild rice pilaf is the [...]

Chocolate Macadamia Nut Biscotti

2019-11-09T11:32:20-05:00December 1st, 2014|Categories: Cookies and Biscotti, Desserts, Food Columns, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

I recently brought this cookie platter to a dinner party.  From left to right, the cookies are vanilla chocolate chip biscotti, chocolate macadamia nut biscotti, pumpkin pecan cookies with powdered sugar, checkerboards and chocolate drizzled pumpkin pecan cookies.  The cookie platter was a big hit, but hands down, the favorite cookie was the chocolate macadamia [...]

Turkey Roulade

2024-02-27T13:14:07-05:00November 1st, 2014|Categories: Food Columns, Meat and Poultry, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

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 Cornucopia of Roasted Vegetables

2024-02-27T12:28:39-05:00November 1st, 2013|Categories: Food Columns, Side Dishes, Thanksgiving, Vegetables, Vegetarian|Tags: , |

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.  [...]

Chestnut Soup

2024-02-27T09:51:13-05:00November 1st, 2012|Categories: Food Columns, Soups, Thanksgiving|Tags: |

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 [...]