Mini Pumpkin Sweet Rolls

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Who doesn’t like sweet rolls?!   But do they have to be the size of a Big Mac? … and probably as many calories?! Today’s recipe is Mini Pumpkin Sweet Rolls. Sweet, luscious little bites of Fall….. and a good idea to keep in mind for Thanksgiving.                   […]

Ina’s Corn Pudding

Ina's Sagaponack Corn Pudding from

It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Ina Garten. Not only do I love her philosophy of entertaining, I know that if I’m preparing one of her recipes, it will always be a winner, because it’s been tested several times. I’m never afraid to try one of her recipes for the first time […]

Thanksgiving 101 Recap

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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 […]

Thanksgiving 101 – Logistics

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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 […]

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!

Accidental Turkey

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Welcome to Thanksgiving 101! Today the turkey – I was a little nervous about cooking the Thanksgiving turkey (it had been decades!), so I went straight to Ina… her Accidental Turkey comes with a cute story and produces a wonderfully moist turkey.

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