Scalloped Potatoes

Scalloped Potatoes

We were having friends over for dinner the night before Thanksgiving and I was served a ham and scalloped potatoes. I found a lighter recipe for scalloped potatoes in one of my favorite cookbooks, The Best Light Recipe by...

Bloody Mary

Bloody Mary

This drink is inspired by my sister who was enjoying a delicious Bloody Mary with a Cilantro and Lime Vodka while I was talking to her on the phone the other day. I decided to grab the ingredients and serve...

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Thanksgiving Leftover Ideas

I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving with your family and friends. Here are a few of my favorite ways to use up my Thanksgiving leftovers. Some of these original recipes are made with chicken but I substitute my...

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Thanksgiving Recipe Ideas

Here are some of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes that will hopefully inspire you this holiday season.  I hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving!  Appetizers: Brie with Crostini and Grapes   Cream Cheese and Bacon Stuffed Jalapeño Poppers   Caprese...

Lemon and Garlic Roasted Shrimp

Lemon and Garlic Roasted Shrimp

My kids absolutely love shrimp so I decided to make this recipe I found on MyRecipes for their lunch this weekend. I let the shrimp marinate for 10  minutes prior to roasting and they turned out perfectly cooked and...

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

Maple and Cinnamon Roasted Delicata Squash

This is the perfect Autumn (or holiday) side dish. I wanted to try cutting the squash into slivers to roast this time because I heard that delicata squash skin is tasty. I drizzled olive oil, real maple syrup, and...

Pecan Pie

Pecan Pie

This is the last recipe my daughter and I made for our early Thanksgiving feast. My daughter basically prepared this pie all by herself and it couldn’t have been more delicious! She did a great job following instructions and...

Roasted Turkey

Roasted Turkey

I made an early Thanksgiving dinner last Sunday and I wanted to make a roasted turkey that was simple and delicious. I looked in my cooking “bible” The New Best Recipe Cookbook from the editors of Cook’s Illustrated and...

Stuffing with Turkey Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Chestnuts

Stuffing with Turkey Italian Sausage, Mushrooms, and Water Chestnuts

I saw this recipe on Closet Cooking and decided it would pair beautifully with the simple turkey I was preparing for an early Thanksgiving meal. It was very simple to make and tasted wonderful. The only thing I would...

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

Green Beans with Bacon Vinaigrette

I found this recipe on Real Simple and thought it would make an excellent addition to our early Thanksgiving meal that I made on Sunday. I loved the tangy flavor of the vinaigrette with the crisp-tender green beans. They...