Monthly Archives: November 2011

Recipe: Homemade Cranberry Sauce

When I was a kid nothing disgusted me more than whole berry cranberry sauce. Give me my jellied, can-shaped, goo pile, thank you very much! But, like many things, as we grow up our tastes mature and whole berry didn’t … Continue reading

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Recipe: The Best Pie Crust Ever

I discovered this recipe years ago and have not even thought about using another one for pie crust since. And probably never will. It figures that Smitten Kitchen would write such a classic and perfect pie crust recipe. Throw away … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Sides: Mashed Potatoes and Homemade Sourdough Bread

I didn’t want to write a whole new blog about these two sides because I have posted recipes for both before. I just wanted to note how they turned out. I baked four loaves of sourdough bread for Thanksgiving: two … Continue reading

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Recipe: Turkey Barley Soup

The days following Thanksgiving are usually filled with leftovers and Christmas decorating and that’s exactly what we’ve been up to. John and I picked up this festive light up wreath at Home Depot last weekend to decorate the outside of … Continue reading

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving! I feel unimaginably blessed and fortunate every day but this year I’m extremely thankful for four pretty specific things: My husband. This is our first married Thanksgiving! Our beautiful new home. My furry little guy. Every single one … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving Prep, Part II

I want to start off this post with some advice. Not mine, David Lebovitz’s. He posted this incredible blog this morning, My Favorite Kitchen Tip, Ever. It is incredibly helpful, insightful, and smart. If you’ve ever been intimidated by cooking, … Continue reading

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DIY: New Orleans Beignets At Home

John went to New Orleans in September for work and brought me back beignet mix. Such a thoughtful man, am I right? I knew I couldn’t make beignets at home exactly like the real thing in New Orleans but I … Continue reading

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