Braised Red Cabbage

Red cabbage is one of the vegetables I associate with my home in Switzerland. It has proven to be a wonderful addition to my American holiday celebrations.The secret to this dish is the aged balsamic vinegar. Serves 6 – 8 … Continue reading

Gluten-free Sage, Sausage and Wild Rice Stuffing

This stuffing came about when my husband Michael, daughter Sophie and step-son Luke realized that their well-being improved dramatically when they stayed away from gluten. This is a keeper and we don’t miss our old stuffing one bit. INGREDIENTS1 6 … Continue reading

Aunt Norma’s Holiday Strawberry Mold

Thanksgiving feasts feature traditional family favorites. This recipe comes from my favorite cook, my Aunt Norma. INGREDIENTS 2 packages of Strawberry Jell-O 2 cups boiling water 2 10 oz. packages of frozen strawberries 1 #2 can crushed pineapple 2 mashed … Continue reading

Corn Pudding for Thanksgiving

Ok, so I admit it, I love corn and will use any excuse to make something with corn in it. I make this corn pudding for Thanksgiving every year. I always make a double or triple recipe to be sure … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Pecan Muffins

25 Years ago we visited Colonial Williamsburg and ate at Christiana Campbell’s Tavern. The bread basket included delightful little sweet potato muffins. I purchased the Williamsburg Cookbook just to get the recipe. I started making these muffins for every holiday … Continue reading

Brussels Sprouts

What? You don’t care for Brussels sprouts? Neither does my brother. I proposed them for the Thanksgiving menu this year and he promptly replied no one likes them so why have them? I do! Admittedly, not always. I discovered I … Continue reading

Turkey Stock and Gluten-Free Turkey Gravy

Turkey stock can be made ahead. It helps to have it on hand when I’m juggling many other tasks on Thanksgiving day. I finish the gravy after the turkey comes out of the oven using the drippings. INGREDIENTS1 turkey neck2 … Continue reading

Cranberry Compote with Rosemary

This is a family favorite. INGREDIENTS1 bag cranberries3 navel oranges1 cup orange juice1 cup raw sugar1/2 cup maple syrup1 8 inch sprig of rosemary DIRECTIONS Freezing the cranberries first will intensify their bright red color.Zest the oranges. Cut off peel … Continue reading

Roasted Turkey

My favorite of all the American holidays is Thanksgiving.Over the years I have experimented with roasting many turkeys so that the meat would stay moist. High heat, low heat, short roasting time, long roasting time, nothing really worked to my … Continue reading

Sweet Potato Bundt Cake

Not everyone loves pumpkin. Why not? I have no idea. But for the non-pumpkin eaters in my family, I found a cake that doesn’t have pumpkin but still keeps the Thanksgiving theme.You never know where you’ll find a great recipe. … Continue reading