Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Recipes and the Almost Empty Nest

As our nest gets emptier, our holidays continue to evolve. For the past several years, our daughter who lives in California has come to visit on Thanksgiving and our daughter and son-in-law who live in Arizona come at Christmas. Our … Continue reading

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My Thoughts on Jams, Jellies, Cranberries, & Turkeys

In between putting our house on the market and cleaning and going through closets and drawers and moving kids to and from college and into new apartments, I have continued to cook and bake and can. I find working in … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Thanksgiving Day 2012 Menu

Our Thanksgiving Day menu is set.  We are having a small Thanksgiving dinner this year with only 9 for dinner, and the menu is a mix of traditional favorites as well as some changes to tradition. Namely, I have decided … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Fudge Striped Shortbread Turkey Cookies Revisited

Last year, I recreated a recipe for a turkey cookie that my mother-in-law used to make for the kids at Thanksgiving.  For a long time, this was my most visited cooking post so I thought it was worth another visit. … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Cranberry Salad

Last year, my friend, Cathy, made a cranberry salad for a Fall get together.  It was yummy so I asked for the recipe.  It is very easy to make, but should be made 2 days in advance of when you … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Homemade Jellied Spiced Cranberry Sauce Revisited

Last year, I made homemade cranberry sauce for the first time.  It is so easy to make and so much better than the canned stuff (and we love the canned stuff), that I swore I would make it every year. … Continue reading

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What’s Cookin’ – Turkey Stock and Turkey & Wild Rice Soup (gluten free)

Our amazing Fall weather has finally turned and it’s been cold and wet – perfect weather for homemade soup. If you have a leftover turkey carcass, do not throw it out until you get every last possible use out of … Continue reading

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