Best Deviled Eggs Recipe for Thanksgiving Favorites

Our Thanksgivings usually begin a week before when family members begin the preparations for certain dishes, such as the turkey stock for the gravy or drying the bread cubes for the stuffing. On the morning of Thanksgiving we all chip in to begin making the appetizers. Our favorite appetizer are our deviled eggs. Originally, we […]

Go Green With 3 Bright, Simple Thanksgiving Sides

Thanksgiving is surely a time for gastronomic excess, but at the same time, unless your children are adult cooks as mine are and the work is joyfully parceled out, the task of cooking Thanksgiving dinner can become burdensome and stressful. But dinner, especially the Thanksgiving sides, shouldn’t be stressful. When I was a kid, I […]

Start Your Thanksgiving Turkey Gravy Now!

This week is a good week to prepare the turkey stock for the turkey gravy you’ll have on Thanksgiving. Everybody loves gravy on their turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing so you shouldn’t relegate it to a secondary food. Treat the gravy with respect. It all begins with a turkey stock which you can make now […]

Savory Ginger Pumpkin Mash, A Bit of Pilgrim Pride

There are basically three approaches to devising a Thanksgiving menu. In the first, the foods are typical of New England where the first thanksgiving was celebrated some 250 years before it became a national holiday with a capital “T” in the mid-19th century. In the second, families follow local and regional traditions. Or, if they […]

Brussels Sprouts That Can Convert Even The Haters

Thanksgiving dinner in my family is not the time for experimentation. We have old favorites whose recipes we pull out because, after all, we make and eat this food only once a year. Turkey may be the star of the show, but side dishes, including Brussels sprouts, deserve some spotlight treatment too with preparations that […]

An Authentic Succotash for Thanksgiving

That Thanksgiving belongs to New England goes without saying. Although there had been feasts giving thanks for the bounty of the land in the Virginia colony, in Spanish Florida and in British Canada, the federal holiday of Thanksgiving declared by President Abraham Lincoln in 1863 traces its lineage to the 1621 harvest celebration of Wampanoag […]

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