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Grandma’s Potato Latkes

Happy Hannukah to all who celebrate! This is my favorite time of year, if only because it means latke season. While I can never seem to make them as good as grandma does, they are still an anxiously awaited treat. The time spent making these golden gems is well worth it. Served with sour cream...

Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta Salad

A quick and flavorful salad. A nice change from the normal romaine & crouton mix. Plus the pears right now are just delicious, why not take advantage of them? Pear, Arugula, and Pancetta Salad Makes 4 servings. Recipe from Epicurious. Ingredients 2 oz thinly sliced pancetta (4 to 5 slices) 1 tablespoon olive oil 2...

Ramekin Turkey Pot Pies

Yes, it is a week after Thanksgiving and we are STILL eating leftovers. We only have one more bag of turkey in the freezer and half a bowl of mashed potatoes, and that will be gone after tonight. These were another tasty treat. You will never look at a frozen pot pie the same again...

Leftover Turkey Tacos with Cranberry Salsa

You know you found a good use for your turkey leftovers when the meal is good enough that you’d make it again some other time of year. Who knew turkey leftovers could be so good? For the cranberry sauce, I used a few spoonfulls of our Vanilla Cardamom cranberry sauce, and then maybe 1/4 cup...

The Post-Event Wrap Up (and recipes!)

Well, now that I’m awake after my turkey-induced coma… The Spread! The turkey finally came out of the oven. And can I say, we did good! The turkey was so unbelievably moist. Taylor had to get a quick lesson in turkey carving from the New York Times while I started to clean the massive mess...

Thanksgiving Day: 5:23 PM

Turkey is not done yet. I hate cooking poultry for this very reason – I can never tell when the darned thing is done! We’ll get a good temperature reading in one place, then move it and it’ll go down 15 degrees. So our 5:00 dinner is now looking more like a 6:30 dinner. Whoops....