Monthly Archives: November 2013

Thanksgiving Recipes – The Sweet Potatoes

In my Thanksgiving Countdown, there was one other thing I said I hate. Marshmallow smothered sweet potatoes.  Of course, everyone expects sweet potatoes for Thanksgiving, so I had to come up with a substitute. Fortunately, I knew exactly what to … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recipes – Almond Sesame Ginger Green Beans

I mentioned in my Thanksgiving Countdown that I hate green bean casserole. Every year at Thanksgiving and Christmas, someone gloops a can of mushroom soup over some green beans, sprinkles on some canned onion rings and bakes the awful mess until … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recipes – The Stuffing

I ran out of steam yesterday before I finished posting my Thanksgiving recipes.  I’ll fix that today. For the stuffing I made a classic bread stuffing (subscription required). Since I was smoke-roasting the turkey, I baked the stuffing in the oven. … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recipes – The Gravy

A friend once made a stew that started with a home made demi glace. He spent days roasting bones, deglazing pans and simmering pots. For years we joked that the first step in the recipe was “Take one calf. Reduce … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Recipes – The Turkey

As promised, here are the recipes for my Thanksgiving dinner.  Might as well start with the turkey. Of course I smoked it on my Big Green Egg.  I used Kevin Rathbun’s recipe from the Big Green Egg web site.  I’ve made … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Post-mortem

Yesterday’s dinner went off almost without a hitch. All the food was ready on time and it all lived up to expectations. The only minor mistake was that, in the rush to get everything on the table, I forgot the … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving T-1

I’m a little less than half way done with my Thanksgiving prep.  The turkey is brining.  The fortified stock for the gravy is cooling.  The stuffing is in the pan and waiting in the frig for tomorrow. Like a good … Continue reading

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Countdown to Thanksgiving

I’m hosting Thanksgiving this year. It’s going to be relatively small, just 10 people. But I am approaching it with great caution because it’s just too easy to screw up a turkey. Turkey can be too dry. It can be … Continue reading

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Geechee Girl Chicken and Smashed Roasted Potatoes

What do you do when you see a recipe on TV and it looks amazing?  If you’re like me, you spend a Tuesday night trying to duplicate the dish. These are two dishes I tried last week.   The Geechee … Continue reading

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