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Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Roasted Garlic Mashed Potatoes

Mashed potatoes are a great side dish any time, but are especially good when gravy is involved in a meal, which is why I always make sure that they make an appearance at my Thanksgiving dinner. I do this even if I have other sides, because there are usually plenty of people around to eat it. To go with my garlic-themed menu, I whipped up ... Read More »

A Garlicky Thanksgiving Menu

A Garlicky Thanksgiving Menu

I rarely do themed Thanksgiving dinners, instead preferring to mix and match different ideas and get a little of everything on the table. I’ve noticed that there are plenty of magazines and TV shows out there that do choose to do more of a theme, which is why I thought I’d give it a try for this year’s dinner. I went with a garlic theme. ... Read More »

The High Heat Turkey Method

High Heat Turkey Method

There are more ways to cook turkeys for Thanksgiving dinner then there are turkeys being eaten on the last Thursday in November. Everyone – and their mother – has a strategy and the vast majority of them involve the turkey being in the oven for at least a few hours. I don’t think that there is only one perfect way to cook a turkey and ... Read More »

How to make spiced apple cider

Spiced Apple Cider

Apple cider is a type of unfiltered apple juice made from pressing ripe apples to remove the liquid from them. It looks quite different from regular apple juice, which is filtered and is completely clear, because it is cloudy as a result of having apple particles still suspended in it. Many fans of cider will tell you that it has more flavor to it than ... Read More »

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies

Sweet Potato Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies, closeup

Pumpkin isn’t the only vegetable that becomes a popular inclusion in desserts and baked goods during the fall. Sweet potato is also very popular. And for good reason, since sweet potatoes have a naturally sweet flavor and a beautiful color to them. They also take to other flavors very well because the sweet potato itself is quite mild. Sweet potato pie is a classic, but ... Read More »

Pumpkin and Chocolate Layer Cake

Pumpkin and Chocolate Layer Cake

It’s just not fall without some kind of pumpkin dessert. How can you not think of pumpkins when the stores are filled with them and people put them out on their porches as decorations? Getting in the spirit of pumpkin desserts, as well as the Halloween season that prompts their presence, I used pumpkin in this beautiful orange and black Pumpkin and Chocolate Layer Cake. ... Read More »

Stuffing vs dressing, and regional preferences

Every year at Thanksgiving, the seemingly age-old debate arises as to what exactly constitutes stuffing and what constitutes dressing. Both “stuffing” and “dressing” are terms applied to the traditional Thanksgiving side dish of a most, seasoned bread (or other starch, like rice of potatoes) and vegetable mixture. It is either cooked inside the turkey or alongside the bird, and your preferred term for the dish ... Read More »

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