Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

My Favorite Pumpkin Pie

I have been making pumpkin pie the same way for over a decade now — I love that the recipe doesn’t use condensed milk, and matched with the perfect pie crust, it’s always a winner.

Sautéed Chanterelles

This recipe follows my tried and true formula of pick, mix, serve— start by picking seasonal ingredients at the peak of freshness and flavor.

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Rapini (Broccoli Rabe)

Thanksgiving morning I went out to the garden on the hunt for something green to add to my menu at the last minute. Turkey Day should be dubbed white meat and starch day. I was surprised to find rapini (also know as broccoli rabe or raab) sprouting like crazy. Not because rapini is out of […]

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Jazzed-Up Roasted Cauliflower

I’m of the persuasion that you don’t mess with the Thanksgiving menu. Guests at my holiday table will never be served a curry turkey or Sichuan green beans.

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Val’s Turkey Stock

I like to make this turkey stock ahead of time and freeze it. It’s a wonderful addition to so many holiday recipes and it makes your kitchen smell like Thanksgiving afternoon—don’t blame me if you’re suddenly craving mashed potatoes and gravy. Val’s Turkey Stock 2 pounds turkey drumsticks (about 3 drumsticks) 2 1/2 pounds turkey […]

2010 Thanksgiving Menu & Vegetable Frittata

Thanksgiving is a holiday that is all about cooking, eating, and being thankful the good things in life. My family is coming to us this year, and it is going to be a day of eating, drinking, and visiting. This will actually be the first Thanksgiving that I have ever hosted at my house. I think a lot of people find hosting Thanksgiving to be intimidating because it’s not just a dinner; it’s a full day’s worth of activities (along with at least a couple days of prep work). With that in mind, I’ve put together a (long) list of what I’m planning to do for tomorrow.