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Gingered Cranberry Sauce

Gingered Cranberry Sauce

Note: Make the night before.  Okay, when you make this, don’t judge it by a few tastes before you serve it. It is going to seem like the tartest, most unpleasantly sharp cranberry sauce in existence. That’s due to the lingonberries. But I guarantee you, when you serve it with the turkey, gravy, mashed potatoes, whatever, […]

Tamale Stuffing

Tamale Stuffing

Parks family recipe right here.  SOOO good.  The tamales give it a fresh kick without it being spicy, and the cornbread . . . oh, mamma mia!  You’ll never go back to Stouffer’s stuffing again. *Featured in our Thanksgiving 2012 Menu. Serves: 8 to 10 Ingredients 4 cups toasted Super-Quick Paleo Bread ¾ cup each, chopped: onion and […]

Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream

Pumpkin Roulade with Ginger Buttercream

Oh.  My.  Word. Recipe courtesy Ina Garten Prep Time:  45 min Inactive Prep Time:  1 hr Cook Time:  12 min Level:  Difficult (But SOOOO worth it.) Serves:  8 servings   Ingredients For the cake: 3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1/2 teaspoon baking powder 1/2 teaspoon baking soda 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/4 teaspoon ground nutmeg 1/2 teaspoon […]

Basic Wet Brine

Basic Wet Brine

I got this from my local newspaper.  I personally swear by Williams-Sonoma’s dry brine – oh. my. word.  But this is a WET brine alternative that would be good to have in your back pocket in case they get sold out, which they don’t. Source:  Virginian-Pilot Staff epicure Lorraine Eaton tried brining a turkey a […]

Gingercake Men

Gingercake Men

You want to turn my dad to putty?  Make him this.  He’ll give you whatever you want.  But you didn’t hear it from me. Recipe courtesy Sandra Lee Prep Time:  25 min Cook Time:  20 min Ingredients Nonstick cooking spray 4 cups all-purpose flour 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1 tablespoon pumpkin pie spice 1/2 teaspoon […]

Chicken Piccata

Chicken Piccata

Another recipe from my dad.  You can get lots of chicken piccata in lots of different places.  This is just ours.  🙂 Ingredients 1 lb chicken tenders (boneless, skinless) ¼ cup olive oil 1 cup all-purpose flour ¼ tsp crushed dried rosemary ¼ tsp crushed dried basil leaves ¼ tsp coarse ground black pepper ¼ […]