Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Autumn Biscuits: Candied Sweet Potatoes Biscuits

Candied sweet potato biscuits might be my best biscuit creation to date. When Retro Rose made these candied sweet potatoes the other day, I kept thinking they would be great in a biscuit. I know I’ve already made sweet potato … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cake with Pumpkin Maple Cream Cheese Frosting

September is birthday month, and it starts with my friend’s birthday that unfortunately falls on 9-11. For the past 13 years, she can count on memorial services and newscasts that will remind us of a day that forever changed the … Continue reading

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Creative Ideas for Thanksgiving Leftovers and a Blessings Jar Tradition

Thanksgiving leftovers. Everyone loves them, at least for a day, and the microwave has made the whole left over thing quite easy. But, I’m in the cooking mode during Thanksgiving week, and over the years, I’ve made a few interesting … Continue reading

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Two Ways to Make Homemade Southern Sweet Potato Pie

I did not grow up eating sweet potato pie. Until today, I never even ate sweet potato pie, let along make one.   I thought sweet potato pie was one of those things only true Southern women like Aunt Bea … Continue reading

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Retro Rose’s Legendary Stove Top Candied Sweet Potatoes

I don’t usually eat food dripping in buttery, browned sugar, but I make exceptions and my mom’s Candied Sweet Potatoes are one of those. Once you’ve eaten these (even if you don’t have a sweet tooth), you’ll be hooked. Food … Continue reading

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Roasted Butternut Squash Soup with Browned Butter Sage Leaves, Toasted Pecans

Before the winter sets in, I’m going to enjoy every bit of food associated with Autumn like this Autumn Soup of roasted butternut squash soup made a touch sweet with maple syrup and a whole lot savory with pecans and  … Continue reading

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Boozy Spicy Autumn Risotto with Butternut Squash

I’m on an Autumn Roll. If I was a magazine, I would probably be preparing for Valentine’s Day, but I’m a blog, and I’m in real time making boozy, spicy, Autumn Risotto with Butternut Squash. You may remember Autumn Salad, … Continue reading

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Autumn Cocktail with Roasted Butternut Squash-Infused Vodka and Book Review for Savory Cocktails by Greg Henry

An Autumn Cocktail made with butternut squash-infused vodka is just the thing to help us gleefully put the summer sandals away, get out our warm sweaters and turn on our ovens to roast butternut squash. The squash is not for … Continue reading

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Perfect Autumn Potluck Salad: Sweet Potatoes, Kale, Pumpkin Seeds, Cranberries, Warm Honey Mustard Vinaigrette

This Autumn Salad of kale and warm honey mustard vinaigrette with sweet potatoes, dried cranberries and toasted pumpkin seeds is the perfect salad for parties and potlucks. This is a perfect potluck salad because you  can have everything ready within … Continue reading

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Easy Mini-Turkey Pies with Sage Pie Crust from Thanksgiving Leftovers

Yesterday I roasted my famous mummy wrapped turkey, and it was every bit as good as I expected it to be. I made turkey stock and silky homemade gravy and was happy to have leftovers. One year I got really … Continue reading

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Turkey Stock, Turkey Gravy

I make the best turkey gravy. I know this because I’ve had the bad stuff. The lumpy. The greasy. The pasty. And, maybe like you, I was scared of making gravy. After all, people remember bad gravy, the way they … Continue reading

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What I’m Making for Thanksgiving Dinner

This is going to be a great Thanksgiving for many reasons. Food is just a part of the thanks, and I’m always grateful to be able to have plenty of food in my home throughout the year. I’m mindful that … Continue reading

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Chocolate Whiskey Pecan Tart or Steeplechase Pie

The Loveless Cafe calls it Steeplechase Pie, named after a three-mile race held in Nashville a week after the Kentucky Derby. They made the pie their own by adding chocolate to the pecans and I’m making it my own by  … Continue reading

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No Baste Holiday Turkey, Roasted with Cheesecloth Technique

As turkey recipes abound, I’m just like everyone else. I only cook a turkey once a year, so I watch all the cooking shows, and read the latest news on turkey cooking. When Michael Symon draped his turkey in a … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Cream Cheese Tart (No Egg Recipe)

I wouldn’t dare post a pumpkin pie recipe unless it had a twist and was worth knowing about. After all, the recipe on the can is quite good if you’re looking for regular pumpkin pie. This is not that recipe. … Continue reading

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Brussels Sprouts Gnocchi Pan Fried with Sage Browned Butter

Thanksgiving is over and it’s time to change flavors and go Italian. You can do it with your Thanksgiving leftovers. All you need are your left over mashed potatoes and some fresh brussels sprouts. Left over roasted sprouts will do … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Leftovers in One Perfect Dish

This is a rerun from last year. And, it’s not because I’m lazy. I went into the kitchen this morning and prepared two Thanksgiving leftover dishes that I think are divine and creative. But, not as cute as this and … Continue reading

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Thanks Be to God

I am a believer, and if you are not, I encourage to read this story, not that you will become a believer, but if only for the spirit of people when love is involved. Please, don’t take this as preaching. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recipe Round Up of the Round Ups

I am so thankful to be a part of the food blogging community. Joy and inspiration abound. Here are some of the best Thanksgiving recipe round-ups on the web. Check out these posts from talented food bloggers who’ve pulled together … Continue reading

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Cranberry Blackberry Sauce and Syrup Recipes

I have made an abundance of blackberry recipes this year.  As a friend (thank you CL) was moving out of state, she handed me over twenty pounds of frozen blackberries she had hand picked. I was committed to not letting … Continue reading

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Pennsylvania Dutch Baked Corn Pudding

This is a long post for a simple dish, and I hope you stick with it and discover a special piece of culinary Americana you may not know about. I grew up in Amish country in a fabulous and diverse … Continue reading

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No Lump Mashed Potatoes for a Perfect Thanksgiving Dinner

I know that you eat mashed potatoes beyond the Thanksgiving table, but, I dare you to find a more important day for this perfect no-lump recipe. Most days of the year, I like red potatoes, smashed with skins on for … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with, Almonds, Dried Cherries, Blood Orange Olive Oil

How did brussels sprouts become the major green star of Thanksgiving dinner? Possibly, because the season for them starts in the Fall, but did you know it goes all the way to Spring? However this came to be, I’m glad … Continue reading

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Turkey Pie Reinvented

I really should have posted this last week. Your turkey is all gone by now. But, you know you’re going to do it all over again in a few weeks. So this is for then, with a few hints on … Continue reading

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Tangerine Sorbet and Roasted Chestnuts say It’s Thanksgiving

When I saw tangerine sorbet in Marcella Hazan’s cookbook, I knew it would have to make the cooking Italy schedule for November. And it is even more delicious than I expected, especially because I used dark rum and need I … Continue reading

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Roasted Brussels Sprouts with Apples and Cashew

You can’t go wrong with Brussels Sprouts as long as you follow one piece of advice. Ready… Roast, do not boil. That’s it. That is my secret and I promise you that they will be one of the favorite holiday … Continue reading

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