Artichoke Cheese Balls

Mom's Artichoke Cheese Balls

So, out come the recipes from last week’s Thanksgiving festivities.  I promise, I will break this up with something healthier very soon.  Having said that, these aren’t too bad for hors d’oeuvres.  My mother loved making these, and I’ve been carrying on the tradition in her stead. Ingredients 16 ounces artichoke hearts, drained and mashed […]

Thanksgiving 2009 – Down to the wire!

Cranberries

As I am sure many of you will be using this weekend to stock up on produce and other Thanksgiving supplies, I just wanted to toss out a few links and tidbits that might help with any last minute planning. Thanksgiving 2009 Brainstorm – This is a collection of recipes I put together on RecipeZaar […]

Cranberry Sauce – No Sugar Added

Ready for Snackin'

Over the years, I’ve served a variety of cranberry sauces to the Thanksgiving revelers. Gourmet, homemade, zesty, spicy… name it. Invariably, more than one person will ask, “Isn’t there any can shaped stuff?” Gross. Ok, well, there was a time when I enjoyed the can shaped stuff myself. Maybe that’s because it has a whopping […]

Popovers

Served some weeks back with Prime Rib.

Having a husband from the UK who likes Yorkshire Pudding and a father who loves Popovers, I decided I had best get a recipe into my repertoire, stat!   Yorkshire Pudding and Popovers are basically the same thing…  perhaps a couple minor differences. Wikipedia Article on Yorkshire Pudding Wikipedia on Popovers Be sure to google […]

Ginger Peach Sweet Potatoes

cuteness

Well… Thanksgiving fast approaches!  I knew it was coming up quick, but I didn’t realize just how quick.  Do we ever?  I guess if I wait until I have photos, to share some of my favorites, it will be too late for anyone to get any use out of them this year.   So, allow me […]

Sweet Potato Souffle Saga, Part II

Souffle #2 After

Alrighty!  We started this journey with some homemade sweet potato puree.   Then we ventured onward to make this sweet potato souffle recipe.  Here are the photos of the first recipe… Yes, that topping tastes as decadent as it looks.  Recall that I swapped out the Splenda brown for some Joseph’s maple flavored maltitol syrup. […]

Sweet Potato Souffle Saga, Part I

For both Thanksgiving 2007 and Thanksgiving 2008, I made the following sweet potato recipe without too much thought. Ingredients 3 cups sweet potatoes (fresh or canned) 4 eggs 1 cup Splenda granular 1 cup (2 sticks) margarine or butter, softened 1 tablespoon vanilla 1 cup walnuts, chopped 1/2 cup Splenda brown sugar blend 1/2 cup […]

Sweet Potatoes – Forget the cans!

Ready to be baked!

Oh, I’m no stranger to canned sweet potatoes when it comes to Thanksgiving fare.  Works just fine!  A couple years ago, though, I decided to start using fresh ones… especially when I realized how easy it was to do.  Tomorrow, I will be making a reduced sugar sweet potato souffle.  With that in mind, I […]

Roasted Acorn Squash with Pumpkin Seed Oil

Could I earn money as a Pumpkin Squeezer?

Wegmans… how I adore you!  You have a cooking station where you tantalize me with your fine smells.  Then you tease me with a taste.  Then you tempt me by putting all of the ingredients right there in front of me… along with the recipe.  You had me at “Roasted Acorn Squash with Pumpkin Seed […]

Slow Cooked Thanksgiving

Prepped for the pot.

This year, it will be just my husband and me at home on Thanksgiving.  I love tradition, and I have every intention of making it a festive day full of turkey, belching, and football.  However, since we have a more formal Thanksgiving dinner planned for early December, I don’t want to do the entire routine […]