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Oregon Oyster Stuffing

Oyster stuffing, or dressing, originated in New England, some say all the way back to the Colonial period when oysters were extremely plentiful and therefore eaten by rich and poor alike.  They made their way to tables in the Midwest … Continue reading

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Browned Butter Sweet Potato Brulee

Wow. So, so, so delicious. I realize I am tooting my own horn here, but really, this dish is a winner.  The sweet potatoes are smooth and light thanks to being passed through a potato ricer, the browned butter gives … Continue reading

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Maple Glazed Squash with Figs and Pomegranate

I don’t know very many people who look forward to the sweet potato dish on the table at Thanksgiving. Maybe it’s because I grew up in Pacific Northwest? Maybe we don’t know how to treat sweet potatoes the way they … Continue reading

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Apple Cider and Fennel Brined Turkey

Brining is my favorite way to ensure a flavorful and juicy turkey.  This year I decided to go with a new-to-me idea of using apple cider and fennel in the brine.  The cider really enhances the natural sweetness in the … Continue reading

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Holiday Leftover Recipe Roundup

You have a fridge full of leftovers.  If you are like me, you made extra food on purpose so there would be a fridge full of leftovers.  Don’t pass up the opportunity to make a batch of stock with your … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Here is a collection of my favorite Thanksgiving recipes for 2015. Enjoy!  Apple Cider Brined Turkey   Turkey Roulade with Prune and Pine Nut Stuffing Classic Brined and Roasted Turkey Herb Marinated Turkey with Toasted Bread Salad Holiday Turkey Roulade  … Continue reading

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Herb Marinated Turkey with Toasted Bread Salad

This succulent turkey starts out with an easy marinade of fresh herbs, oil and lemon. Next, it marinates for 24 hours and is then roasted, breast-side-down for extra juiciness. The best part?  It’s super easy to make!  Toasted bread salad … Continue reading

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10 Things You Can Do Today To Get Ready For Thanksgiving

  The key to a low stress holiday is to plan ahead and do as much as you possibly can BEFORE the big day.   It’s pretty much humanly impossible to do the entire Thanksgiving dinner in one day.  Here … Continue reading

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Holiday Leftover Recipe Roundup

You have a fridge full of leftovers.  If you are like me, you made extra food on purpose so there would be a fridge full of leftovers.  Don’t pass up the opportunity to make a batch of stock with your … Continue reading

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Holiday Turkey Roulade

A roulade is a French method of cooking meat that is spread with a filling, rolled and tied.  When you slice into a roulade you get a lovely spiral pattern that is as festive as it is delicious. Roulades are surprisingly … Continue reading

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