Monthly Archives: November 2014

Dutch Apple Pie

One last recipe before the rush of Thanksgiving preparation begins. When I was growing up we often had Dutch apple pie on our Thanksgiving dessert table. It was one of my father’s favorites and mine too because we liked the … Continue reading

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Brined and Roasted Turkey and Porcini Mushroom Mashed Potatoes

The brining of the turkey I leave to the men in my family; my job is to roast the bird after brining. This brine recipe is slightly adapted from the New York Times. We make the brine the Monday of … Continue reading

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Pumpkin Mascarpone Cake Roll

I learned to make this recipe at a cooking class taught by pastry chef Letty Flatt. I have adapted it slightly and it is on our Thanksgiving dessert table every year. It is a nice alternative to the typical pies. … Continue reading

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Green Beans with Garlic and Basil

We often serve green beans as a Thanksgiving side dish. This recipe came from my Aunt Fran and is my daughter’s favorite way to eat them. It is a simple preparation but delicious. You can vary the recipe by adding … Continue reading

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Sweet Cornbread

This is our family’s favorite cornbread recipe. It is not your typical southern cornbread. It is sweet like a cake and very moist. The recipe came from one of my mother’s New Jersey friends. She brought it over to the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Yeast Rolls – Plain, Cinnamon or Orange

One of the most popular items on our Thanksgiving table is fresh homemade yeast rolls. Some are plain, some are filled with cinnamon sugar, some with orange sugar. At this high altitude yeast rolls rise so light and fluffy that … Continue reading

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Grilled Orange Sage Pork Tenderloin

My children love pork tenderloin. I have found that one of the best ways to infuse flavor into the pork is to roll it in an olive oil and herb bath after grilling, then let it sit in the oil … Continue reading

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