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Monthly Archives: November 2014

Originally posted on Chowfancy:
I’m not sure about you, but when I start planning the menu for any event, I tend to go overboard on the food. I don’t really mean too many leftovers, but more so that I try to make too many different dishes. My new motto has become “Quality…not Quantity “. When I think of the motto, it reminds me to scratch at least two dishes from the menu.…

Bring back Sunday Supper with this unbelievably delicious Bacon Wrapped Berkshire Pork Roast! I love spending quality time with family, and in our house, that usually means a meal is involved. When I was younger, Sunday was considered family day. Nothing formal was planned, but we knew that it was the day to spend together at home. Now, with my own children, I try to carry on that tradition. It is mind clearing… Read More

It may be chili outside….but this chili will warm you up on the inside! Nothing is more satisfying on a cold day, than to simmer up a beautiful soup or one pot meal. This Beef and Bean Chili recipe can be whipped up in 45-60 minutes, so no excuses, keep your family toasty this weekend! I served this chili with a beautiful salad topped off with fresh tomatoes, avocados, cucumbers and tortilla… Read More

I’m not sure about you, but when I start planning the menu for any event, I tend to go overboard on the food. I don’t really mean too many leftovers, but more so that I try to make too many different dishes. My new motto has become “Quality…not Quantity “. When I think of the motto, it reminds me to scratch at least two dishes from the menu. This way I am… Read More

When entertaining a large group of guests, it helps to have one signature drink that can be self served. A beautiful Sangria, arranged with pretty glasses, is inviting and simple. This drink should be made the day ahead, which also helps to alleviate last minute pressure on the host or hostess!  

This beautiful salad will be a simple yet fancy addition to your Thanksgiving dinner. Poaching a pear is so easy and the bacon and blue cheese just put this plate over the top!    

These delicious sweet potatoes can be prepared using fresh or canned yams. I usually  go for the fresh variety of any veggie especially when they are in season.  These yams are so simple to prepare. Thanksgiving morning you can clean and peel the potatoes and assemble the entire tray. Cover it, and set aside until the Turkey has finished roasting. The potatoes can cook at the same time and temperature as the… Read More

Nope, you haven’t read the title wrong. When planning any gathering you need to give yourself plenty of time to organize and prepare. For Thanksgiving I think twelve days of organizing makes for a smooth and lovely Thanksgiving Day Feast! 1. On the Twelfth day before Thanksgiving, this year that would be (today!) Sunday, November 16th, you should prepare your guest list and head down to the Butcher to order your fresh… Read More

We have roasted the Turkey, and The Butcher has demonstrated how simple it is to carve. The recipe for pumpkin bread will be a delicious starter to your meal, and Mom’s fresh cranberry relish, a fantastic accompaniment. It’s time now to master the stuffing recipe! This side dish could be my favorite part of Thanksgiving dinner, although it’s just so hard to choose one:)

    Make this simple Cranberry Relish and you will never serve it from the can again! Fresh cranberries, pineapple, walnuts and sugar combine to make this beautiful dressing…it is the perfect compliment to a roast turkey.   Ingredients: One 10 ounce can of crushed pineapple Three cups of fresh cranberries Half cup of granulated sugar Half cup of chopped walnuts Juice of one lemon Click through the gallery for step by step… Read More