Monthly Archives: November 2010

Butternut Squash Stew with Pepitas + Quinoa

Butternut Squash Stew with Pepitas + Quinoa

My dear grandmother, who is ninety-two, suggested that I post an entry about killing, cleaning and cooking turtles. She thinks it would be entertaining. And it would, no doubt – but turtle is not high on my list of exotic animals to eat, much less slaughter. She was raised on a farm in rural Tennessee, […]

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Turkey Success!

Turkey success!

In case you haven’t decided what you’ll be doing with your turkey yet (yeah right!), I wanted to share our successful foray into high-heat roasting, plus an overnight brine beforehand. Having little experience with turkey, I actually followed a recipe! And it worked! Hallelujah. I brined the bird in a plastic garbage bag inside of […]

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Spiced Sweet Potato Latkes with Yogurt

Spiced Sweet Potato Latkes with Yogurt

I first learned how to make potato pancakes in the kitchen of my German aunt. While these are by no means her traditional kartoffelpuffer, I am reminded of her kitchen every time I make them. Their smaller size makes for a perfect appetizer or snack at a party. And serving them with a tangy yogurt […]

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Pumpkin Spice Bread

Pumpkin Spice Bread

I love cold and crisp fall days. (Who doesn’t?) And I love this pumpkin bread, thanks to Brooklyn Supper, one of my favorite food blogs. It’s haunted me since I first made it. You may think that you’ve had your fill of pumpkin, but this bread will change your mind about that. It strikes all […]

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Mini Turkey Turnovers with Goat Cheese, Brie and Cranberries

Little turkey pies with brie, goat cheese and cranberries

Last week I spent a lot of time contemplating savory pie. I love how genius pie is, at its core: a flour and water package used as a means of containing a complete meal. Last week I also was reminded that I am not a talented pie baker. I had grand intentions to make some […]

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