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Dispatches From Thanksgiving

Dispatches From Thanksgiving

| November 28, 2008 | 7 Comments

The Turkey Centerpiece Bread and Cheese

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Thanksgiving: T-Minus Nine Days

Thanksgiving: T-Minus Nine Days

| November 19, 2008 | 3 Comments

Yesterday, I was floating in Long Island Sound in the kayak that my uncle bought me as a college graduation gift … or it feel s that way at least. In truth though, that day was nearly three months of yesterdays ago. Yes, folks, time is flying and it’s flying faster than fast. We’ve kissed […]

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Thanksgiving Recap: Cranberry Apple Sauce

Thanksgiving Recap: Cranberry Apple Sauce

| December 6, 2007 | 0 Comments

Over the years, I have experimented a lot with cranberry sauces. I’ve been looking for the right recipe that is different, but delightful. This is it. This cranberry sauce is about as easy as it can get. The addition of apple adds a nice (and slightly sweet) twist that really takes the sauce to a […]

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Thanksgiving Recap: Roasted Butternut Squash

Thanksgiving Recap: Roasted Butternut Squash

| December 3, 2007 | 0 Comments

The first year that I made Thanksgiving dinner, my then-boyfriend (he’s since been upgraded to husband) requested butternut squash. Frankly, my family doesn’t (or at least didn’t until then) eat squash. Not at all. And I had never had it before, let alone cooked it. So I did what any good girlfriend would do – […]

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Thanksgiving Recap: Sharing the Kitchen

Thanksgiving Recap: Sharing the Kitchen

| November 29, 2007 | 0 Comments

Okay, so I was supposed to give you the delicious recipe for roasted butternut squash and I still will — just later than I intended. It’s been a rough week. Regardless, I wanted to catch up on my Thanksgiving recap and tell you about something amazing that I did this year. Wait for it . […]

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Thanksgiving Recap: Part 1 – The Menu

Thanksgiving Recap: Part 1 – The Menu

| November 26, 2007 | 0 Comments

I don’t have a million photos of our meal from Thanksgiving this year, but will be posting a few periodically throughout the week. To tell the truth, there wasn’t a perfectly planned table to fawn over and the menu wasn’t as intricate as it has been in previous years. But I found that modifying our […]

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Getting to the Stuffing . . .

Getting to the Stuffing . . .

| November 30, 2006 | 0 Comments

As promised, here is the recipe for Apple Bacon Corn Bread stuffing . . . everyone raved about this on Thanksgiving. I know it seems like a lot of ingredients but the prep goes very quickly and it comes together easily. Apple Bacon Corn Bread Stuffing 1 recipe corn bread such as my lavender corn […]

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Thanksgiving food porn, and anti-porn

Thanksgiving food porn, and anti-porn

| November 27, 2006 | 0 Comments

I’ve written bits and pieces about Thanksgiving at my Cucina Bella, but here’s an inside look at the good and bad . . . This was my table. See the centerpiece? It was born of necessity . . . I wanted something fancy and didn’t have time to actually get all the things necessary for […]

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1:15 a.m., Thanksgiving Day

1:15 a.m., Thanksgiving Day

| November 23, 2006 | 0 Comments

It’s 1:15 a.m., Thanksgiving Day. After a delayed start, due to my need to reseason all my cast-iron pans (and I use the term “need” very loosely), the glazed carrots, cranberry apple chutney, roasted parsnips and honey maple glaze are ready. I also made (to my own detriment) walnut turtles — oops, the walnuts were […]

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Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving Menu

| November 22, 2006 | 1 Comment

I have a confession to make . . . my Thanksgiving menu is still unfinished. I have some finalization to do yet. I know, I know – it’s getting a bit late for that. But c’est la vie. It will get done. Here’s what I have so far: Hor D’ourves Blue Beef Bites Antipasti platter […]

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