Thanksgiving Archive

Bourbon, cranberry and sage combine to make a perfect cocktail for fall and Thanksgiving.

Turkey Day Cocktail

We’ve talked about the turkey, we’ve discussed the stuffing, we’ve offered how-to’s on hosting, but now let’s turn our attention to a key element of your Thanksgiving dinner: cocktails! This cocktail, which I have dubbed “Turkey Day” (because why not?) combines traditional …
Date Nut Pie, Pecan Pie with Dates, Date syrup

Date Pecan Pie

My father was a particular man, especially when it came to holidays. Christmas breakfast was ALWAYS pancakes and gravy. Fried chicken was essential on Easter. And Thanksgiving came with a long list of requirements, including the sacred stuffing and pecan pie.  Even …
Warm Farro Salad

Warm Farro Salad with Roasted Delicata Squash

It’s November!  Which is the official kickoff to the Holiday Season!  Which, despite all the work and craziness, I love.  I’m totally Crazy Christmas Lady, but Thanksgiving also holds a special place for me – it’s the cook’s holiday.  No presents, no …
Roasted Green Beans with Herbs and Scallions

Roasted Green Beans with Herbs and Scallions

I think of Thanksgiving dinner as existing in tiers of  necessity.  First, there must be a turkey.  That’s non-negotiable (unless you’re a vegetarian, of course, but we’re talking Norman Rockwell here).  Turkey is a core necessity.  Next tier:  gravy, cranberry sauce, stuffing, …
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