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Pear and Cranberry Crisp

Even though yesterday was Thanksgiving, many of us are already in full winter - WOW !  It's cold weather like this that makes me want to stay inside, cook Chili, watch football and serve a fruit crisp for dessert.  This weekend I'll be watching a lot of the rival college football games- especially … [Read More...]

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Overnight Brunch Casserole

It's a holiday weekend. Are you having company ? If so, here's a great dish to serve for breakfast/brunch - Overnight Brunch Casserole.  A classic recipe that's a great jumping off point for lots of variations.  I've been making this for-ever.  I continue to make it because people love it and it's … [Read More...]

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Thanksgiving 101 Recap

Thanks so much for reading my Thanksgiving 101 Series.  I hope you've found some good ideas for making the big day easier. So,  we've discussed the Turkey, the Gravy,  the Mashed Potatoes and the Dressing - so the basics are set.  We've also discussed some logistics for making the day/week go … [Read More...]

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Thanksgiving 101 – Logistics

So far in this Thanksgiving 101 series we've covered the turkey, gravy, dressing and mashed potatoes - all the basics.  Next time I'll be posting other recipes to round out the menu.  Today , however, I wanted to talk logistics - LOGISTICS !?! , you say -- ugh!!  But let me tell you, a little … [Read More...]

snowy mashed potatoes

Snowy Mashed Potatoes

Continuing with my Thanksgiving 101 series ... No Thanksgiving is complete without Mashed Potatoes. When I think comfort food, I think Mashed Potatoes - especially this time of year as it's getting cold. It's the perfect side to roasts and stews.  I often just quickly mash the potatoes and add … [Read More...]

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