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Published: Sun, 10 Dec 2017 12:28:12 -0500


Holiday Leftovers: Turkey Pot Pie

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:11:21 GMT

If you had a quiet Thanksgiving, with just a few family members, you may have quite a bit of turkey left over in your freezer.  I can attest to that, and despite my good intentions of making lunch salads and other quick delicacies, I still have a good size bag of turkey in my kitchen freezer.  This is one specialty I make once a year.  It is a bit decadent, yet superbly delicious.  I do not make my own pie crust for this one, but rather purchase a store brand type.& [...]

Holiday Leftovers: Chocolate Cranberry Sheet Cake

Sun, 10 Dec 2017 17:01:56 GMT

One canned item that crops up year after year are those cranberry sauce cans leftover from Thanksgiving.  Without a doubt I receive 2-3 cans over the holiday.  Only being able to utilize one, I am usually left with a couple of cans to incorporate over the year. Hence, I'm always on the lookout for a good cranberry recipe!This cake has a delicate raspberry like flavor that sits nestled between the cake layer and cool whip topping.  It will be by far one of the most moistest cakes y [...]

Holiday Leftovers: Creamed Turkey

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:11:26 GMT

Here's a great way to use up some leftover turkey you have lying around by stretching it to another meal.  All you need is some homemade or canned biscuits, and dinner tastes like it was made fresh!  I don't know about you, but since I cook often, my family loves leftovers as much as they love doing their chores.  For some reason, things taste "old" and unappealing.But, with this recipe I never get the "thumbs down".  It utilizes fresh ingredients, and is a welcome addition t [...]

Holiday Leftovers: Smashed Yukon Gold Potatoes

Sun, 03 Dec 2017 15:04:23 GMT

I had this liter of leftover chicken stock in my refrigerator from the food pantry bag during Thanksgiving.  I used it on the stuffing before placing it inside the cavity, and now I have leftover broth waiting for a new idea.Well here's a great idea!  All you need is a bag of those Yukon gold potatoes you've seen on sale for $1.99 a bag at Aldi.  It is these types of added sides that make dinners just a bit more special and worth the extra effort.3 pounds Yukon gold potatoesSaltFr [...]

Thanksgiving: Roasted Sage Turkey

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:42:09 GMT

Turkey day is tomorrow.  Are you hankering for a new spin on the old bird?  Here's a recipe that promises to make the moistest, tastiest entree you've ever come across.I know I've been shouting the praises of the Mayo Greek Roasted Turkey, but this Thanksgiving I'm going to add something new to the table. After all what's a life without a bit of diversity? This recipe requires and over-nighter in the refrigerator so you'll need to prep the old bird tonight.  But then aga [...]

Thanksgiving: Parker House Rolls

Sat, 25 Nov 2017 16:37:13 GMT

Oh yum! Have I got a wonderful recipe to share with you! Furthermore, it is going to save you on the purchase of those refrigerated canned types of dinner rolls your family presses you to buy. These rolls adorn our Thanksgiving table each year instead. They can also be made in advanced and frozen. Then all you do is take out the selected amount for dinner that evening and warm them up in the microwave.These rolls are light, fluffy and simply delicious. They are by far the best homemade dinn [...]

Thanksgiving: Pumpkin Cream Pie

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:37:14 GMT

It's Thanksgiving, and like most of you, I am going through my cookbooks looking for recipes to use before the big day.  Tis the season to cook! There is something about the ushering in of the holidays that makes you want to try out a few new recipes.  I noticed I had a Jell-O Pumpkin Spice pudding box way up high that was almost forgotten.  Then I had a wonderful idea!  Why not take my usual cream pie recipe and fit this spicy delight into it?  Once completed, [...]

Thanksgiving: Sesame Green Beans

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:30:22 GMT

I do hope you spent time preparing your pies and desserts yesterday.  This will alleviate a good amount of holiday stress at your table.  Today is a great day to begin preparing your side dishes.  This way, come morning, you can literally stuff the bird, place it in the oven and rest for hours doing something you enjoy.  Thanksgiving Day should not be full of complex activities.Try preparing Candied Sweet Potatoes this afternoon.  You can cook the potatoes [...]

Thanksgiving: Slow Cooker Root Beer Apple Beans

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:24:37 GMT

I have been to several Thanksgiving feasts, especially southern, that have had a side of baked beans available.  This is one of the most scrumptious, easiest recipes I've come upon for a festive occasion. Better yet, it can be made in your slow cooker and won't take up anymore oven space.   6 thick-sliced bacon strips, chopped4 cans (16 ounces each) baked beans1 can (21 ounces) apple pie filling12 can (12 ounces) root beer1 cup shredded cheddar cheese, optionalIn a skillet cook ba [...]

Thanksgiving: Creamy Cranberry Salad

Thu, 23 Nov 2017 17:18:59 GMT

It's that time of year again when we dig deep in our recipe files to come out with something spectacular for the table.  If you haven't given much thought to Thanksgiving, here is a delightful side dish that will win favors when placed at your table.This creamy, light blend of fresh flavors will cleanse the palate in between loading your plate with second helpings of rich turkey gravy and mashed potatoes.3 cups fresh or frozen cranberries (thawed), chopped1 can (20 ounces) unsweetened crush [...]