Thanksgiving 101 Recap

Thanksgiving Turkey from

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 smoothly.  Today I’ve got lots […]

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 cream, butter, garlic and chives.  Other […]

Cornbread Dressing with Bacon and Pecans

Cornbread bacon and pecan dressing

Thanksgiving 101 continues with the dressing – Cornbread dressing – I do believe I’ve found winner! Based on a recipe from Frank Stitt, (with a tasty shortcut), this recipe features the smokiness of the bacon and the nuttiness of the pecans…. scrumptious!

Potatoes Cooked in Cream

Potatoes Cooked in Cream, using Klondike Royale potatoes - from

Last May, when I attended Camp Blogaway, I met the folks from Klondike/Potandon.  They were so nice and informative. So, I was thrilled when they contacted me about  the launch of their new “Klondike Royale” potatoes.  I’d had this Potatoes Cooked in Cream recipe in the wings and I knew this could be a match made in heaven.  Mmmm, […]

Roasted Vegetables

Roasted Vegetables from

I first shared this recipe for Roasted Vegetables with you, as part of a diner party in 2011.  On a recent trip to visit my mom, I made them for dinner. She loved them and I was reminded that this recipe deserved a post of it’s own. There are two secrets to this recipe. First – the lemon juice.  It […]

Texas Coleslaw

A kicky coleslaw with an oil & vinegar dressing from

Earlier this summer I wrote a post about my first coleslaw.  Yes, fifty-something and I’m making my first coleslaw!  What I didn’t tell you was that I’d hedged my bets by bringing both a mayo based AND a non-mayo based coleslaw to the BBQ.  Today I’m sharing the non- mayo based coleslaw.  It’s based on a […]

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