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Fresh Ricotta and Beet Salad

I intended to blog about homemade Mozzarella and Buratta this week, but alas, I ran out of an ingredient that is somewhat difficult to source locally, and without it, the cheese will not be cheese. So I give you this recipe that I love to make at this time of the year when salads can […]

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Thanksgiving Feast: We Were Thankful and Full

We had a crowd again this Thanksgiving and I am so grateful for my family and guests. This year, there were two little children: my niece’s kids; and so it begins again. It feels like it wasn’t so long ago that I was setting places with little plates and forks and no wines glasses. Then […]

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Thanksgiving Post Mortem and Sweet Potato Brulee

I can say it now.  I am glad Thanksgiving is over.  Days of cooking, untold stacks of pot and pans, days of cleaning up, and putting away.  I am done with re-boxing the glassware-I do not keep glasses for 33 people in my kitchen cabinets-stacking and storing the dishes (ditto), soaking and washing the tablecloths-not […]

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Give Thanks

Thanksgiving Prep I’ve made my Thanksgiving menu.  I haul out about 10 years of back issues of Bon Appetite, Food and Wine, some REALLY old issues of Gourmet, and at least a dozen cookbooks and get inspired.  Some things are traditional-we will get to that in a moment-and there would be loud squawking from various […]

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Thanksgiving 2012: The Debriefing

I hope everyone had a wonderful Turkey Day; my family and I did…all thirty of them!  We went through two, twenty lbs. fresh turkeys and half of a free fifteen lbs. frozen turkey that we fried.  The fryer is back!  It had been on hiatus for several years, as it is my non-cooking hubby’s job […]

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The Aftermath

Phew!  That’s over.  I love it.  I hate it.  Thanksgiving.  I love it because the family gets together and I get to cook a feast.  I hate it because the family gets together and I get to cook a feast.  Two, fifteen pound turkeys.  Gone.   And we went into my “free” (from Giant) reserve turkey […]

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The Menu

Two fresh turkeys– you know that already.  And gravy of course, made with a roux.   Apple Sausage Stuffing, Cream Cheese Mashed Potatoes, Candied Sweet Potatoes, Roasted Red Onions with Pomegranate, Orange and Parsley, Roasted Cauliflower, Steakhouse Creamed Spinach, Corn Pudding, Brussel Sprout Hash with Caramelized Shallots, Lemon Green Beans with Marcona Almonds, Spicy Glazed Carrots […]

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Turkey Talk

It is any surprise that I love Thanksgiving?  How could I NOT love a holiday that is essentially about food?   At my house I carry on the tradition of both my mother and mother-in-law:  THANKSGIVING DINNER MUST CONTAIN AT LEAST 10 VEGETABLES.  None of this namby-pamby “display plate”  that the magazines are so proud of […]

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