Thanksgiving Blessings

Blessings brighten when we count them.

—MALTBIE D. BABCOCK

Wishing you a special Thanksgiving Day and holiday weekend shared with family and friends, and filled to overflowing with blessings!

Homemade Cranberry Sauce

I was never much of a fan of cranberry sauce as a kid, but I like it now, especially if it’s homemade. When I reviewed the book In Winter’s Kitchen by Beth Dooley a few years ago, I found a recipe for cranberry sauce which I decided I had to try, since I’ve never made homemade cranberry sauce.

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Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary

I’m a big fan of potatoes, and if you are too, here’s a wonderful, buttery, potato side dish for you to try—Red Potatoes with Clarified Butter, Onions, and Rosemary. It’s from a cookbook I reviewed a few years ago, Cristina Ferrare’s Big Bowl of Love. These potatoes make a great side dish for lunch or dinner, and for special holiday meals, too. The potatoes are really tender and they’re mixed with lots of caramelized onions—yum!

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Sourdough Sage Dressing

I really like making recipes with fresh sage! I usually grow sage in the summer, along with some other herbs. It gives savory baked goods such a great flavor. Since stuffing and dressing recipes are on everyone’s mind during the Thanksgiving and holiday seasons, and since I’m a big fan of sourdough bread, I thought I’d try making a Sourdough Sage Dressing. And I thought it turned out really good!

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Pumpkin Oat Bread

I’ve been baking up a lot of pumpkin bread this season, and this is a new idea I tried—Pumpkin Oat Bread! It’s always nice when you can include oatmeal in your baking and “healthy up” your baked goods a little, right? 🙂 This pumpkin bread is sweet but not overly sweet, and I love the taste the blend of spices gives it—I think the blend of cinnamon, ginger, cloves, and nutmeg is just right!

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