Home-Style Mashed Potatoes and Roasted Green Beans – Thanksgiving Sides

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Part one of a Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup – Potatoes and Green Beans. In which, I skip the fancy recipe I had planned for family favorites and classics I know will go a long way. Let me give you a run down of some things going on. See that cram packed table up there? That is proof that I’m a wee bit off the deep edge with no shot of coming back. That is my all from scratch ‘Thanksgiving’ dinner a week before Thanksgiving just because I wanted to ‘blog about some food’. That is crazy. Next week, my family will […]

Pumpkin Bread Pudding with Cinnamon Spice Glaze

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Still trying to figure out that holiday menu? That’s ok, because I am too. I have 99 pages marked and magazine recipes flying about and I know that when it comes down to it, the same old sides will be staring my family down the day of. But, if you are looking for something that you could break into steps and make a few days before, this pumpkin bread pudding is perfect. I made the pumpkin loaves a few days before  I wanted to make the pumpkin bread, snacked on a few slices for myself, and when I was ready […]

Pumpkin Pie Fudge

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Anyone who says they enjoy looking through the catalogs of stores like Pottery Barn and Williams-Sonoma clearly is not living in the same salary bracket as myself. Now, there’s nothing wrong with that, but personally, it’s like poking myself in the eye with a hot fork. So when this article hit the web and spread like wild fire, I took a 15 minute break at work and laughed out loud. Seriously, if you have not read it yet, close my page and go enjoy it. I’ll let it slide this time. I too had recently received my oversize stack of wishful thinking in the mail and had […]

Thanksgiving Recipes and a New West Knife Works Giveaway

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Still struggling with your Thanksgiving menu? Are you a slacker like myself who hasn’t even begun to clean the house or grocery shop yet? Waiting til the last minute to have a major panic attack? Well, sit some wine (or a shot of tequila, I don’t judge) and take a look at these delicious options from around the web. Maybe they will inspire you and a some classics from the PtS kitchen as well. Thanksgiving Recipes! Appetizers: Stuffed Mushrooms – Brown Eyed Baker  Reuben Dip – Simply Gourmet Olive Garden Copycat Spinach Dip  Caramelized Onion, Mushroom, Apple & Gruyere Bites – Table for Two  […]

Pumpkin Pie with Brown Sugar Meringue & a #Pumpkin Recipe Round Up

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Don’t know about you, but I am in serious denial. Denial that Thanksgiving is next week. Denial that Christmas is like 39 days away. Denial that I won’t be able to try all the new recipes I had planned for you. Denial that my house needs a top to bottom scrubbing before anyone can set their merry little toes in my doorway this season. We may need to form a support group. As for Thanksgiving, I am not prepared. I had plans of posting main dishes and sides, but there was a hurricane, then some sick days, and me working […]

Creamy Sweet Potato Soup with Maple Cream

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Welcome to the Virtual Surprise Baby Shower for Rachel!  Rachel is the champ who runs Rachel Cooks – and her popcorn craving have been driving me crazy since she announced that she was expecting! We wanted to celebrate Rachel’s new bundle of joy by linking up and throwing her an online shower. I always give it up for momma’s that also run blogs. I can’t even being to pretend I know how rough it can be! I fall behind on posts and my kids are all furry and bathe themselves (well, for the most part). Rachel is always whipping up […]

Top 10 Recipes For Thanksgiving and Gingersnap-Spiced Mini Pumpkin Pies

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But Miss Kita… you told us last week you didn’t like pumpkin pie…. Liar liar pants on fire. Ok, ok. I hear ya! But the truth is, I don’t like pumpkin pie. There’s just something about it, after about two forkfuls I’m done. Unless there is a mountain, and I mean ridiculous-right-to-your-hips-never-wear-skinny-jeans-again. Ever. kind of mountain of whipped cream on top, I just can’t finish a slice.  Lucky for me, we little bakers have the technology and know how to make pumpkin pie in two forkful sized portions. Now, when we can make hosiery that doesn’t rip on the first wear too, I’ll be a […]

Slow Cooker Thanksgiving Sides

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There’s a few things in life I am grateful for since this is the week of Thanksgiving we should probably talk about them. I can think of three things in particular brought up the top of my head, my two small crock-pot and in my one large one. There’s not much you can’t take on in a kitchen with three crock-pots running on high. So, the other day when Pillsbury sent me an e-mail saying they could streamline some Thanksgiving recipes by making them in the crock-pot I rewrote this week’s menu of posts, and ran to the grocery store. […]

Lightened Up: Three-Cheese Macaroni

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As a food blogger, I feel obligated to present my readers with a Thanksgiving assortment of classic recipes, modern twist, in delectable desserts. Problem is, I don’t cook Thanksgiving dinner (and to be 100% honest, I’m not down with pumpkin pie). That doesn’t mean I don’t enjoy a hearty scoop of mashed potatoes lathered in gravy right next to a mountain of stuffing all surrounding a perfectly prepared slice of  turkey though. So, I’m going to do my best to present a few recipes before the big day that you may want to add to the assortment. In late summer […]

Pumpkin Pie Waffles

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Going into this year’s Thanksgiving, take a step back and remember – no one’s perfect! We’ve all had our fair share of entertaining flops, but take a tip from Julia Child and roll with it. I recently ripped out an article in Rachael Ray magazine where Guy, Spike and a few others I’d never heard of share their Thanksgiving horror stories from dropping turkeys on the ground while almost setting the house on fire to completely forgetting to cook the thing! I knew a person who cooked the whole thing upside down, not knowing any better and it was the […]

Chai Pumpkin Spice Thumbprints

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Oh boy, have I been holding out on you. Pause, now re-read that last sentence with a liiittle more enthusiasm. Because I’m not lying and the moment I saw these Pumpkin Spice Kisses, I just had to have them. (Then I got them home and had to figure out what to make with them). After a little debate, my answer was to plop those suckers down into the middle of a chai flavored thumbprint cookie. Inspired by those delicious chai cupcakes last year, and some of the ingredients from that recent chai pie, I knew these would come together nicely. […]

Happy Thanksgiving — Golden Brown Butter and Pecan Praline Tart

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I hope everyone has a happy and safe Thanksgiving! Ours will be spent with close family around a mountain of good food and laughter (that is if Handsome and his father don’t kill each other).   Golden Brown Butter and Pecan Praline Tart from Bon Appetit November 2010 Ingredients: For the crust 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter 1 1/4 cups unbleached all purpose flour 1/4 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 1/2 teaspoon salt For the filling 1 large egg 1/2 cup (packed) golden brown sugar 1/2 cup golden syrup (such as Lyle’s Golden Syrup) 1/4 cup heavy whipping […]

Not Your Same Old Green Bean Casserole

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My family is one of those traditional ones as far as Thanksgiving goes. Turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes. I got a look as though I was questioning the existence of Santa when I suggested a cranberry sage stuffing as opposed to our very traditional (normal) stuffing. However, for fear of be voted out of the kitchen, I am bringing a new green bean casserole to Thanksgiving this year. I wasn’t asked to, and am risking exile to the porch with my new casserole – but I’m bringing it – because it’s that good.     Fresh crunchy green beans in a […]

Scoop and Bake Dinner Rolls

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So, I’m a little late to the game, but I hear its Thanksgiving this week and as a food blogger I may want to try sneaking some holiday themed recipes in here. The problem with that is, I don’t have to cook a thing for Thanksgiving, ever (which, kinda makes me sad but oh well). Actually, I get the whole week off from cooking with all the leftovers we’ll get and such. Go me! However, there are a few recipes I would love to ad to the Thanksgiving table that I am going to be trying this week. So, lets […]