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Cooking School: Stuffing

On December 2, 2014 By admin

Cooking School/ Basic Stuffing

This is the best stuffing you will ever taste. No frills, nothing ridiculous. Just straight up comfort stuffing.
8 cups coarse fresh bread crumbs (from a 1-lb white loaf with crust removed)
4 cups coarsely crumbled corn bread (recipe below)
1/4 cup finely chopped fresh flat-leaf [...]

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Halloween has passed and Thanksgiving approaches, but who says we have to save sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving? Not I. These are so refreshing as a side to a Sunday roast. Give your regular mashed potatoes a rest and try this dish. You’ll impress everyone and you won’t have any left in the bowl. They are [...]

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Thanksgiving Working Menu

On November 21, 2012 By admin


This is my 17th Thanksgiving where I do some of the cooking and some of the hosting. I’m starting to see a trend in my recipes. I’m reposting last year’s working menu. Happy Thanksgiving!


I need all of this week’s recipes to be in one place. Here. You’ll see the post grow and [...]

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Dinner: Thanksgiving Working Menu

On November 20, 2011 By admin

I need all of this week’s recipes to be in one place. Here. You’ll see the post grow and change. I have linked what I can but the same information is posted below. After I’ve figured out what I’m doing when, I’ll print this entire post out, staple it and get to work. We have [...]

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Oh Costco. I don’t know what to do with you. You take such good care of me. But just when I think we were meant to be, you rip my heart apart with your impulse purchases (or are they mine?). Sweet Costco. Last week I read a fascinating article about your pumpkin pies. You know [...]

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Salad: Snow-Capped Cranberry Jello

On November 11, 2011 By admin

Everyone has their dish. You know what I mean. When your fancy pants gourmet friend Sally confounds you by bringing melted velveeta cheese mixed with ham to your appetizer party, you look at her with pity. What you don’t know is that her Grammy used to make it on Christmas Eve. As a small child she’d [...]

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It is that time of the year. Can you believe it? Time for costumes, cinnamon sticks, orange leaves, and oh so much more. I thought we’d ease in to the beauty of autumnal life with an oldie but goodie. I’m sure many of you already have a pumpkin cookie recipe. But who doesn’t love these [...]

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Although Fall began officially in September. I can’t really grab a hold until October. And to celebrate my unofficial beginning of my very favorite season, I am posting one of my most frequently asked-for recipes. If I had a dollar for every time someone wants this recipe, I could buy another electric pressure [...]

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Are you in charge of the appetizer on Thursday? Have I got a gem for you. Ruth Reichl has a tale invovling this recipe. I don’t remember much but I do remember how her friends raved and raved. Years ago in Berkeley, my good friend SB came to a party bearing this gift. [...]

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Is a green salad included on your Thanksgiving table? I rarely hear of green salads as part of the holiday must haves. But, I’ve been wrong before. A few years ago, I created a Holiday Salad that I now include in most of my holiday meals. But that beloved salad has some competition. [...]

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