Today we feast… Again

The Thanksgiving leftovers are nearly as coveted as the original meal! Sandwiches, soups made from the carcass… as much a tradition as any of it. I’m sure so many of you out there, just like me, pile your leftovers on a sandwich. My dad likes it open faced. White bread, turkey, turkey gravy. He’s a…

Morning After Hash

The leftovers are coveted nearly as much as the meal itself! The morning after thanksgiving my dad would have an open faced turkey sandwich with plenty of this gravy and a slice of pumpkin pie. These are as much tradition as any other part of the holiday! Having turkey feast leftovers for breakfast is like a shot…

Gravy and Cranberry Sauce: Back to Basics

I have been asked by multiple readers if I could show them how to make turkey gravy… without a packet. The concept seems so easy to me that I never thought to post it! Since it’s easy peasy, I decided to add another ultra simple Thanksgiving staple, cranberry sauce! Or, as my youngest son refers…

My Great Grandma’s Stuffing

There are SO many options for stuffing, or dressing as my grandma would say. Oyster, corn bread, nuts, berries, dried fruit… all of these have their merits but none of them belong on my holiday table. I LOVE my grandma’s stuffing! It’s very simple. The flavors are earthy and sage filled, no bells or whistles,…

Honey Orange Green Beans

This may be unpopular for me to say, but I despise green bean casserole. Seriously not into it at all. I love green beans, though! If you want a lighter, non-casserole green bean dish for your holiday table, this might be the answer! This recipe will work with any variety of fresh green bean, but…

Roasted & Stuffed Delicata Squash

This beautiful squash is packed with vitamins and packed with flavor! Rich and buttery, it feels decadent even in it’s simplest form. I’m kind of obsessed with stuffing these special squashes right now. The texture of wild rice and the slight salt of the cheese coupled with the natural sweetness of the squash is astounding….

Pumpkin Thai Curry Soup

You want soup? I’ll give you soup! I knew the minute that I began to prep the pumpkins that I would be making soup with some. I knew I wanted it to be sweet and a bit spicy with Thai flavors. What I did not know, was that it would be SO stinkin’ easy! Seriously…

Perfectly Mashed Potatoes

You all must be wondering why I see fit to post about something as simple as mashed potatoes. I mean, don’t I know that everyone knows how to “mash” potatoes? Well, I have experienced less than amazing smooshed spuds and I’m here to set the record straight. Cool your heels, people! Stop trying to reinvent…

Holiday Roasted Brussels Sprouts

When the Rock Star and I started dating, he had a serious aversion to Brussels sprouts. I mean, making gagging sounds and the whole bit. Turns out his mom, like so many others, had ruined him for a myriad of vegetables by serving them as boiled to mush, flavorless nightmares. It wasn’t until I put…

Pumpkin Purée 

Just a quickie here. We had two small sugar pumpkins that we used as part of some games we played with the kiddos at our Halloween party. I decided not to let them go to waste and get some pumpkin purée made just in time for the holidays! I remember buying canned and can hear…

My Grandma’s Yams: A Fat Tuesday Memory

Yams are a common addition to a holiday table. There are a TON of ways to prepare them… Perfectly toasted marshmallows on top, “candied” with brown sugar and butter, sweetened with maple syrup… But none are quite as good as the yams my grandma made. I didn’t have her recipe, but I had made them…