Turkey Pot Pie with Cornbread Crust

Just short of making a scrapbook, I’m not entirely sure there’s a way to appropriately celebrate the feast that was Thanksgiving. Sure there was roasted turkey…there was cornbread dressing, brown sugar mashed butternut squash, roasted brussels sprouts, green bean casserole with a mustard mascarpone cream sauce, cranberry orange chutney… And though I may have politely…

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Cranberry Orange Sauce

  I whole-heartedly and unabashedly love cranberry sauce. And if I didn’t have to show a shred of consideration for my fellow Thanksgiving diners, I can promise I’d tuck that ruby red berry bowlful under my arm and head for the hills, spoon in hand. And this year I just might. But not before I…

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Cornbread Dressing with Pancetta and Cranberries

Is it superficial of me to want my Thanksgiving dressing to look good this year? Because it seems as though a majority of my favorite foods…dressing, stuffing, meatloaf, gravy, mashed potatoes, marshmallow fluff, that part of a peanut butter-filled chocolate bar that melts to its wrapper…someone stop me here because I’m going too far…are anything…

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Whiskey Caramel Glazed Sweet Potatoes

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Each November, right around this time, my insides bubble vigorously with joy. Abundant, uncontainable joy. I begin a ritualistic spiral into pure, unadulterated holiday oblivion and therefore lose touch with anything that isn’t pine scented, peppermint-spiked, and parceled with shiny silver wrapping. I lavish all things warm, cozy, fall-flavored, twinkly lit, red-and-green-swathed, and covered with…

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Thanksgiving Brined Turkey

Let’s pretend, if you will, that you invited me over for Thanksgiving supper. This would mean that you have an extra place setting  at your dinner table. It would also mean that you condone a guest guzzling gravy directly from its porcelain boat, cranberry sauce fingerprints on your collectibles, and that you’re willing to risk…

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Individual Pumpkin Spice Cheesecakes with Cinnamon Whipped Cream

I should have mentioned it sooner, but, I have a thing with individual-sized desserts. And by thing I mean fixation. And by fixation I mean please call Dr. Drew and his addiction medicine specialist team. And if he’s not available, just come over to my house. I’ll be that thing on the floor in the…

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Cranberry Corn Muffiins with Sweet Milk Drizzle

Someone get a pen and paper. Scratch that. Get a good solid slab of stone, find a chisel, and carve away: Cornbread and sweetened condensed milk are in love. Plain and simple. Yesterday, before I came to this discovery, I thought to myself, ‘you know, cornbread is a near perfect food.’ It’s fusion, really. A…

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Pumpkin Whoopie Pies

Flashback: In the past year, I’ve lived in four states. Before moving to Seattle, I was working in the art department of film production for three years. Shuffling from Boston to Philadelphia to Hamden, Connecticut. In the film world, as well as in television, there’s a magical land on set that everyone prizes above all…

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