Monthly Archives: November 2011

Holiday Appetizers: Goat Cheese with Cherry Compote

Several years ago I bought a cranberry goat cheese log for a dinner party. It was good, but I prefer the flavor of cherries to cranberries, so one day I came up with this alternative for goat cheese. This is … Continue reading

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This is my favorite eggnog recipe. It is rich and thick, very much like an English drinking custard. It needs to sit overnight so the flavors can develop. I used to thin it with milk, but now I leave it … Continue reading

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Coconut Custard Pie with Coconut Whipped Cream

Coconut custard pie was a standard on our Thanksgiving table when I was growing up. It was store bought and we thought it was fine. When I married and moved away I lived in places where you could not buy … Continue reading

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Spiced Apple Cider Gelatin Mold

This molded gelatin is an adaptation of one I came across in the late Laurie Colwin’s book “More Home Cooking.” The original recipe was titled Cider Jelly in an entry about Thanksgiving. I love Laurie Colwin’s writing and so wished … Continue reading

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Chanterelles in Zatar Cream Sauce

I was in Costco earlier in the week and they had beautiful packages of chanterelle mushrooms. I bought one and came home and created this side dish. It would make a nice dish to go along with your Thanksgiving turkey … Continue reading

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Spiced Sweet Potato Challah Bread

This is one of our family’s favorite breads. It is adapted from a recipe found in the late Bill Neal’s book “Biscuits, Spoonbread and Sweet Potato Pie.” It looks beautiful and would make a great addition to your Thanksgiving feast. … Continue reading

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Moroccan Almond Paste Phyllo Triangles

Several years ago my husband had a conference in Morocco and found it to be a fascinating place. He loved the landscape, the warmth and hospitality of the people, and the food, particularly the pastries. He described to me one … Continue reading

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