Cranberry Glazed Butternut Squash

There are just certain flavors that remind me of Fall and Thanksgiving.  Cranberry is one.  Although butternut squash is available year ’round in my neck of the woods, I still think of it as an autumn vegetable.  This recipe combines the two.  

Six Variations for Thanksgiving Turkey

I’ve made turkey dinner every which way, except deep-fried, throughout the years.  It is sort of fun for me to try new methods.  My mother and sister think I am crazy because for them there is only one way to cook a turkey.  I’ve cooked it in a paper sack, with wine, breast-side down, you…

Classic Turkey Pan Gravy with Variations

Everyone needs turkey gravy for Thanksgiving.  This is a recipe for classic turkey gravy (works for chicken, beef, pork, etc. too) along with some variations if you like to jazz up your meal now and then. 

Tater Bread

It just wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without Tater Bread.  I first had this when I enjoyed Thanksgiving with my first husband’s family many years ago.  I had never had anything like it.  It is sweet and a cross between a custard and a brownie.  Its served along with the main meal – just like the cranberry…

Pumpkin Pie with Salted Pecan Brittle

I suppose if you asked a hundred people what food best exemplifies Thanksgiving, you’d expect to get a hundred different answers.  But, for me, its pumpkin pie.  I usually make it with a can of pumpkin puree and whatever it says on the side of the can.  Don’t get me wrong, that recipe makes a…

Alsatian-Brined Turkey with Riesling Gravy

The cuisine of Alsace is known for its use of wine and beer.  The region also has strong Germanic influences. This recipe comes from Food and Wine magazine.  I first made this recipe many years ago.  Unfortunately I bought far more wine than was needed for the recipe, so a little wine for the turkey;…