Holidays

52 Sundays; November 21, 2010

‘Where are those damn turkeys?!’ Those words were first spoken by Uncle Dan, an uncle I didn’t have the good fortune to meet as he passed away before The Professor and I were married – but I know I would have loved him because Uncle Dan liked to cook.  The […]

OUR THANKSGIVING TABLE – VIDEO

This was one of the most fun things we did last year for our Thanksgiving meal but it took a bit of planning so that we had all the pieces ready when it was time to for the big day. Watch closely . . . it’s as if our table […]

GLUTEN-FREE CELERY ROOT SOUP W/CASHEW CREAM

Musical pairing – Smooth by Santana About a month ago, Shauna of Gluten Free Girl put out a call to see if anyone would be interested in putting together recipes for our Thanksgiving meals that would be gluten-free. Here is part of what she said: ‘As you know, Thanksgiving (in […]

JALAPENO-CHEDDAR SCONES

Musical pairing – I’m on Fire by Bruce Springsteen Pssst . . . not to be the bearer of bad news but (deep breath) . . . . Thanksgiving is less than two weeks away.  I don’t know about you, but this time of year gets super busy in our […]

MARTHA’S CHOCOLATE-CARAMEL COOKIE BARS

Hi everyone!  I’m thrilled to be helping out my dear friend Gwen of Bunkycooks, who is recovering from ankle surgery this week; now let me be clear that I’m not happy she needed surgery but am happy that she asked if I might help her out this week.  I’m such […]

CRANBERRY ORANGE RELISH-SALAD

Musical pairing – Linger by The Cranberries I don’t know about you but I’ve never been a fan of cranberry sauce from a can.  Ever. Every single Thanksgiving holiday you could find some sort of small serving dish with a blob of jiggly, jello-like substance with the texture of sandpaper, […]

FABULOUS CHOCOLATE BRANDY SAUCE

Musical pairing – You Sexy Thing by Hot Chocolate A couple of weeks ago, I woke up feeling very much like I still wanted to be on vacation back in Santa Cruz; in fact, I was really wishing we had a Gayle’s Bakery so that I could peruse their gorgeous […]