Category Archives: thanksgiving

Honey-brined turkey

Interestingly, I have been getting quite a few hits on my site from people looking for more information about brining turkey. Well, now that I have finally arrived at my parents’ house in suburban Great Falls, Virginia I can take … Continue reading

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Marbled Pumpkin cheesecake

Here is a recipe highly rec’d by my friend Betsy. From Sunset magazine 1979/1996: Up to 2 days ahead, make cheesecake, cool completely, cover and chill. Remove pan rim and serve cheesecake with sweetened softly whipped cream flavored to taste … Continue reading

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Oyster and Chestnut stuffing

This recipe comes from the very first Thankgiving I ever cooked as a “grown-up” just after Bella was born thirteen years ago. It was in the little cabin her dad still lives in. I was there with Bella’s dad and … Continue reading

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Pecan Sweet Potatoes

I love posting my favorite recipes, because now, no matter where I am, I can access them. This one came from another teacher, Carl van Houten, and has since become a Thanksgiving staple. In fact, Chad’s sister Corrina now makes … Continue reading

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Cranberry sauce a la Nu

I sat through the first half of dinner at the Cheesecake Factory mentally penning a scathing post about how much I hate the Cheesecake Factory – eating overpriced food in the dim light surrounded by lots of overweight white people … Continue reading

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