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Category: Thanksgiving recipes

Cranberry Lemon Bars

Cranberry Lemon Bars

What says the Holidays are here more than the Cranberry? Andrew went all out for our Thanksgiving, baking his extraordinary treats. Included in this year’s selection were these glorious Lemon=y cranberry bars.  A generously salted vanilla cookie base is topped with the tangy sweetness of…

For Thanksgiving…Chocolate Babka from Martha Stewart

For Thanksgiving…Chocolate Babka from Martha Stewart

The Great British Baking Show Contestants could have used this recipe for Babke. Andrew and I are great devotées of this wildly popular British TV series, now in its 11th season. Judges and Co-Hosts have come and gone but we’ve never strayed.  We have had…

My Christmas Gift to You!  The original recipe for Monte’s Ham and Glaze

My Christmas Gift to You! The original recipe for Monte’s Ham and Glaze

Quite a few years ago, I concocted a recipe for Ham that became the very first Food Writing I ever did. It was published in Saveur Magazine in 1995 in a story I wrote titled: “The Ham Gambit:  How Carlotta fed 30 people for $6.99”. …

A New Discovery for Thanksgiving

A New Discovery for Thanksgiving

Just in time for Thanksgiving, Seasoning so beloved, Overseas they try to make their own! Quite honestly, I’d never heard of Bell’s Seasoning. It’s a 150-year old recipe that’s been the backbone of many a New England Thanksgiving ever since it was invented by one…

Upstate Scalloped Potatoes

Upstate Scalloped Potatoes

The New York Times started a Page 3 that I start every day in New York with. It’s a treasure trove of factoids from articles in that day’s paper, a summary of what news mattered most the day before, a tiny little brainteaser of a…

Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

A. O Scott In this month’s Food and Wine, A.O. Scott, who normally writes movie reviews for The New York Times, took it upon himself to cast a critical eye at Thanksgiving.  The man’s premise is that the Thanksgiving table is a breeding ground for…

Thanksgiving Way Out West, Dessert Round: Nick Maglieri’s Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

Thanksgiving Way Out West, Dessert Round: Nick Maglieri’s Chocolate Hazelnut Tart

         Several weeks ago, Andrew went to the Institute of Culinary Education, a great cooking school on 23rd St. in Chelsea (www.ice.edu) where he had signed up with one of the masters of the baking arts, Nick Maglieri.  The class was small – just 9 students –…

Thanksgiving Way Out West: Beautiful Beets

Thanksgiving Way Out West: Beautiful Beets

         We have had a lot of Thanksgivings that weren’t at home. I’ve always volunteered to cook and love doing it. The first-ever Thanksgiving with my son Alex and his family was one I will never forget.  It was my first West Coast Thanksgiving. I…

Ina Garten’s Cauliflower Gratin Adapted for Thanksgiving Way Out West

Ina Garten’s Cauliflower Gratin Adapted for Thanksgiving Way Out West

         I’ll let you in on a little secret.  Of all Ina Garten’s cookbooks, “Barefoot in Paris” (Clarkson Potter 2004) was the least successful in terms of sales.  That came as a complete surprise to me because I find it one of the best “French”…

Thanksgiving Way Out West: Easy Squash and Corn Pudding from Nathalie Dupree

Thanksgiving Way Out West: Easy Squash and Corn Pudding from Nathalie Dupree

The year, for the first time ever, I am heading out to California to spend the Thanksgiving holiday with three of my favorite people on earth: my son, my daughter-in-law and my 6 year old grandson.  The minute I knew the trip was on, I…

Thanksgiving Way Out West: Cornbread and Sausage Dressing

        There are stuffing people and there are dressing people, but no Thanksgiving Dinner is complete without one of the two. Not even one in California. ( By the way, the only difference between stuffing and dressing is whether you put the stuff…

The Ultimate Cranberry Citrus Relish

The Ultimate Cranberry Citrus Relish

Jill Clark and I have been cooking together since she was in Dr. Denton’s. We’ve had so many great holidays together that The Making of the Cranberry Sauce is an annual event. And it’s taken place all over the map—even in Hong Kong. Several years…