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While this is an amalgam of previous Thanksgiving posts, I hone every year. I know you have your favorites! We all do. But trust me… add a few of these (the cocktail and the turkey in particular.. and the dips… and, well, you know… ) and you will have the best dinner ever. Hell, just […]
Our experience has been that domesticated pork, no matter in what country we’ve eaten it, manages to maintain some taste of its wild, Eurasian boar origins. The exception seems to be found in American pork, which is tasteless and lately has a spongy quality, like that found in American chickens. Bleah! I don’t know exactly […]
“We’re all guilty of staying in our comfort zones when it comes to Thanksgiving dinner. I get it – no one wants to mess up the most important meal of the year! But if you’d like to try something different this year, Asian-inspired sides might be a good starting point if you’re not ready to make the centerpiece Asian-style turkey yet!
Today I want to introduce you to the Chinese-inspired sticky rice stuffing.
This recipe uses sticky rice, crunchy water chestnuts, tender Chinese sausage, umami shiitake mushrooms, and soy sauce. The end product has a great texture and a comforting and rich taste. The recipe does require you to soak the rice in advance. But once that’s done, I guarantee you’ll be surprised how easy this recipe for sticky rice stuffing is. “
From Sarah : I am still trying to figure out how to write a post with the NEW-To ME Block System. I don’t like it. Not one bit. This is a NEW -TO ME Blog. Omnivore Cookbook was one of the Saveur Award Winners For Food Blogs. This recipe is a little different from the stuffing/dressing recipes we usually see this time of year. Definitely, a Chinese inspired recipe. I look forward to reading more from this blog. Love And Hugs, Sarah
I have a fabulous dressing recipe for you, just in time for the holidays. Cornbread Biscuit Dressing is fantastic. It’s made with cornbread made from Jiffy Corn Muffin Mix and biscuits also made from a mix. It tastes heavenly especially if you enjoy stuffings and dressings with your turkey dinner. Cornbread Biscuit Dressing does take… via […]
From Sarah : I have a confession. I love dressing /stuffing. I don’t care what you call it. I always make my mom’s recipe. ALWAYS! It’s a wonderful bread and herb dressing. Lots of flavor. I also make a corn and oyster casserole/ dressing. Both Danny and I love it. For our Thanksgiving meal at the park, I make a combination cornbread/ bread dressing. This one changes from year to year. Sometimes, I make 2 different ones. We have Southern And Northern Staff And Volunteers. I am to please.
Holiday Cooking, Recipes, Sides and Such, Thanksgiving :
Classic Macaroni and Cheese
By The Taste Of The South
“This creamy, golden, and delicious side is everything you want out of Mac & Cheese. You can’t go wrong with this classic!”
Green Bean Casserole – The green bean casserole was first created in 1955 by the Campbell Soup Company. The original inspiration was to make use of 2 items that most American families always had on hand. Green beans and cream of mushroom soup. Perhaps, it was also to ensure that most American families always had those items on hand. Regardless of the original intent, it’s been a staple dish on supper and special occasion tables all over the country ever since.
This updated version was shared with me by a very dear friend and fantastic cook, Lynn. Lynn took on the task of updating and re-creating this classic dish to her taste. I’m so glad she did, I love her take on this casserole, and I’m delighted she allowed me to pass on her creation to all of you. Thanks Lynn, it’s a keeper in my cookbook!
Sweet Potatoes With Marshmallows
From The Blue Ribbon Kitchen:
Notes from the Test Kitchen: I love how these sweet potatoes are prepared. Cutting into chunks and not mashed, gives the potatoes a bit of extra texture. The sweet sauce poured on top is amazing! Of course, I had to top with a bit more marshmallows. This will be an impressive side dish at your holiday gathering.