Monthly Archives: November 2015

Banana Cream Trifle

I love Thanksgiving week. There is an excitement in the air as we anticipate the upcoming feast. I have been hosting Thanksgiving for about 18 years. At first it was stressful, but as time has gone on I have developed … Continue reading

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Chocolate Mousse Pie

I like to have a chocolate dessert on our Thanksgiving table. This year I have been experimenting with chocolate mousse pie in preparation for the holidays. This is my favorite recipe so far. Bake the pie crust and make the … Continue reading

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Cranberry Orange Relish

A friend gave me this recipe almost 25 years ago. I have experimented with it over the years adding other flavors, but my family prefers this simple version. It’s also good with a bit of drained, crushed pineapple added to … Continue reading

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Savoy Cabbage with Pepperoni

When my father was growing up his mother occasionally made a side dish of escarole with pepperoni. I’ve never seen it on a menu in any Italian restaurant, but it is very good. I like it even better made with … Continue reading

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Apricot Cream Salad

I enjoy looking through community cookbooks. I don’t cook from them often, but I love comparing regional culinary differences, particularly when it comes to holiday traditions. A friend loaned me her copy of the Louisiana community cookbook Pots, Pans and … Continue reading

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Roasted Fennel and Leeks

Our Italian American family always has fennel in some form on the Thanksgiving table. Often it is served raw as part of the antipasto. It is also a delicious side dish roasted. Fennel has a strong licorice flavor eaten raw, … Continue reading

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