Thanksgiving

Sesame Green Beans with Bacon and Chestnuts + 6 more Thanksgiving Recipes & A Giveaway!

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15 more days until Thanksgiving Day here in the US!  Are you ready?  If you’re not, never fear!  Between now and the time you sit down to begin your Thanksgiving meal I plan on sharing some ideas and recipes that will help you nail down a meal plan.  It was three years ago (although it […]

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Turkey Tom Kha Gai, a Twist on Thai Coconut Chicken Soup

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Last week I pulled out the turkey carcass left over from our Thanksgiving feast and stuck it in a large stock pot, along with some yellow onion, carrots, kombu, celery, peppercorns, salt, ground black pepper, and water and let everything simmer for a good part of the day until the entire house smelled of Thanksgiving dinner […]

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Sassy Chocolate Pumpkin Truffles

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Is it just me, or did November just smack us upside the head?  I’ve been sitting here scratching my head this morning trying to figure out how Thanksgiving is already next week.  Wait, wasn’t it just September yesterday?  While I try to catch up with my calendar, how about some chocolate?  Chocolate makes everything better.  […]

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Giving Thanks With Avocado, Crab, and Pomegranate Salad

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Add this recipe to ZipList! Crab, Avocado, Pomegranate Salad in Crisp Endive Leaves Makes approximately 8 to 10 servings For the Pomegranate Dressing: 2 large egg yolks 2 tablespoons vegetable stock 3 tablespoons 100% pomegranate juice 2 teaspoons rice vinegar 1 tablespoon granulated sugar For the Salad: 6 ounces cooked Dungeness crab meat 2 medium, […]

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Simmered Kabocha Squash

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Simmered Kabocha Squash (Kabocha Nimono) Makes 4 servings Recipe from lafujimama.com 1/2 kabocha squash (about 1 pound) 2 cups dashi 2 tablespoons mirin 1 small piece kombu (about 2-inches square) 2 teaspoons light colored soy sauce (usukuchi soy sauce) (or regular soy sauce if usukuchi isn’t available) 1. Wash the kabocha well, then scoop out […]

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Deep-Fried Thanksgiving Turkey Fun

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We had a wonderful Thanksgiving this year.  My in-laws drove down from Salt Lake City to stay with us and we all went to my parents’ house for Thanksgiving dinner. My aunt and uncle drove in from Bakersfield, and my cousin and his wife and their 2 kids drove in from L.A.  Everyone chipped in […]

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