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Candied Sweet Potatoes

Candied Sweet Potatoes

I actually cooked this sometime last fall when we havested sweet potatoes from our garden. I just realized, while sorting through my photobucket pics that I never posted it on this blog. I also suddenly got a yearning for some sweet potatoes, which unfortunately, we didn’t get to plant this year. I guess I’ll be…

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Cauliflower with Buttered Mushrooms

Cauliflower with Buttered Mushrooms

Here’s a new side dish I cooked up for Thanksgiving this year. It’s very simple and yet complements any Thanksgiving menu perfectly or any meal for that matter.

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A Southern Thanksgiving with a Touch of Pinoy

A Southern Thanksgiving with a Touch of Pinoy

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!! It’s that time of year again, feared most by turkeys and loved by gourmets and gourmands alike. Thanksgiving has got to be my favorite holiday. It has all the festiveness of Christmas without the worry and stress of giftgiving. This year, we are turning to our traditional Southern menu with a touch of…

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HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

MENU:Roasted Brined Turkey (How to Brine Turkey)Giblet GravyWild Rice and MushroomsCorn CasseroleMixed Greens (Collard, turnip, and mustard)Green Beans and CarrotsSweet Potato PiePumpkin FlanJade’s Watergate SaladJellied Cranberry Sauce

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How to Brine Turkey

We were a bit leery about having turkey again, and had actually considered having fish or quail, but one, I couldn’t find quail, and The Clone does not eat fish, and I would have had to fix another meat dish for her. So, back to turkey we were. I wanted to try something new, and…

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Wild Rice and Mushrooms

Wild Rice and Mushrooms

The girls aren’t too crazy about stuffing, and I still had a bit of stuffing in the freezer from our trial run, so we had this instead. It was pretty good! 2 1/2 cups of Wild Rice Blend (mixture of American Basmati, Wild Rice, Brown Rice, and Red Rice)6 oz. Crimini mushrooms, sliced1/2 onion, chopped3…

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Green Beans and Carrots

Green Beans and Carrots

This is a very easy vegetable dish, and it is ideal for children. At least, my girls like beans and carrots. I had made the greens a little spicier this time, so I had to make a milder vegetable. 1 lb. Green Beans, cut into half length2 large carrots, cut up2 cloves garlic1/2 onionOlive OilSalt…

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Corn Casserole

Corn Casserole

The Clone loves corn, and this recipe is even better when freshly shucked corn is available. For this version though, I used canned corn since the fresh are nowhere to be found anymore. 1 (15 1/4 oz.) can whole kernel corn, drained1 (14 3/4 oz.) can cream-style corn1 (8 oz) package corn muffin mix (recommended:…

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