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My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

My Favorite Thanksgiving Recipes

This is my list of favorite Thanksgiving items I put on the table every year. I hope you have your favorites too, but if you don't, maybe you can find something interesting on my list. Appetizers: Sausage Pumpkin Pinwheels-see more... These pinwheels are made with pumpkin puree and cooked sausage, green onions and shredded Monterey Jack cheese. Really beautiful on the table and also delicious. Cheese straws with Feta and poppy seeds-see more... The cheese straws, especially the homemade ones,…

Cheesy Turkey And Mushroom Pie

Cheesy Turkey And Mushroom Pie

I don't know about you, but I love savory pies. They are versatile and great any time of the day. The savory pies are one of my multiple solutions for comfort foods that are easy to make, even during the week, when everyone is busy and running around.   This wonderful cheesy turkey pie with mushrooms is a complete meal by itself and requires very little preparation. It is a great way to use leftover turkey or chicken(if you are…

30 Cooking And Baking Tools For The Holidays

30 Cooking and Baking Tools For The Holidays

As you finalize your Thanksgiving or Christmas menu, you may notice that your kitchen is missing some essential equipment. Maybe it is your first time hosting a Thanksgiving or Christmas dinner in your house and you don't know where to start. Or maybe you are a pro by now, but you discover that you might need some few more items that would make your life easier in the kitchen.  Here’s my list so you have plenty of time to find…

Cranberry Chutney With Apples

Cranberry Chutney with Apples

This Cranberry Chutney with Apples could be a delicious addition to every year Thanksgiving meal. I never buy the cans of cranberries from the store because I love to control the amount of sugar I put in my cranberry sauce. Then, I like to combine flavors and textures, so the cans absolutely do not work for me. Even for you, the ones out there that are in charge of the cooking during the holidays, please buy fresh cranberries and make your…

Baked Brandied Cranberries Sauce

Baked Brandied Cranberries Sauce

Last year, I received a jar of these baked brandied cranberries sauce from my good friend, Audrey. Audrey "adopted" me long time ago, when I arrived to United States. She shared with me, over the years, many of her favorite recipes for the holidays. Some of these recipes also became part of my Thanksgiving collection that we cherish and love so much. This year, I think the sauce will be incorporated into my growing recipe collection for Thanksgiving. It is…

Roasted Kabocha Squash With Coconut Oil

Roasted Kabocha Squash With Coconut Oil

Roasted squash is one of my favorite items on the table from October to December. I love the different varieties of pumpkin and squash you can find in the grocery stores. I also grew up knowing only about pumpkin, and I always associated it with sugar, as my grandma or my mom used to make only pumpkin pie, pumpkin strudel and sometimes pumpkin soup. This recipe is very easy to make and requires only few ingredients. I used Kabocha squash, but…

Apple Pie Bars- Romanian Slab Pie

Apple Pie Bars- Romanian Slab Pie

October is here and apples are in season and a little bit cheaper, which means that it is time to bake an apple pie, Romanian style. I have to confess that writing this recipe, as easy as it looks like, it kind of kicked my butt. With my recipes, I always try to do the best work I can when it comes bringing my own culture into the American one. American apple pie is not the same as the Romanian version,…

Quick Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Quick Easy Beer Bread Recipe

Blogging about food can get interesting around my house sometimes. I was working on this recipe the other night, baking and writing the notes for the blog. My husband was at work, so I made the bread and a pork stew with vegetables and left them on the kitchen counter to cool off. I was getting ready to shoot some good pictures of the bread when my husband came home. I left him in the kitchen and went to grab my…

Easy Creamy Spinach

Easy Creamy Spinach

This Easy Creamy Spinach recipe could be a great addition to your collection of side dishes for the holidays and not only. In my house, we eat it all the time even when it is not the holiday season. Even my daughter, when she was abroad, called me and asked me how to make it, because she was craving "that green thing you make that I like and tend not to share with people"! Creamy and delicious, this recipe was one of…

Vegetarian Wild Rice And Mushroom Stuffing

Vegetarian Wild Rice And Mushroom Stuffing

Today I am going to share with you a recipe that uses wild rice, but before I do that, what do you know about this little grain? Did you know that the wild rice in United States is mainly produced in Minnesota and a little bit in California? Wild Rice, which is Minnesota's State Grain, is almost as old as history itself. In Minnesota it is cultivated by Native Americans who consider the grain a sacred component of their culture. It was…

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