Thanksgiving

Bourbon Caramel Apple Slab Pie

Bourbon Caramel Apple Slab Pie

Butter + Apples + Bourbon + Heavy cream = the best 10 pound apple pie you’ll ever sink you teeth into. At dessert or breakfast. It’s a mash-up of 1) The Pastry Queen’s Southern Comfort Apple Pie, the very best apple pie I’ve ever eaten and 2) Tara’s Slab Apple Pie, the most beautiful apple [...]

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Baked Turkey & Cranberry Sliders with Browned Sage Butter

Baked Turkey & Cranberry Sliders with Browned Sage Butter

‘Tis the season to pour melted butter on *&^#! –Me. Festive and classy. That Jason is one lucky guy. I did mean it when I said that the internet will always have room for one more baked slider recipe. And I did mean it when I said that this was the season to pour melted [...]

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Roasted Cauliflower with Sage Browned Butter

Roasted Cauliflower with Sage Browned Butter and Prosciutto

Let me tell you about the Thanksgiving Side Dish That Wasn’t. No matter how many times you’ve hosted or cooked for 279 people at your house for a party or a holiday dinner, you aren’t immune from forgetting something. Realizing that the bag of ice you bought is now nothing more than a puddle underneath [...]

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King Ranch Chicken Casserole

King Ranch Chicken Casserole

That is King Ranch Chicken Casserole. And it’s Texas’ contribution to the category of amorphous, 50-Shades-of-Brown, one-dish comfort foods that taste far, far better than they look. But I’m not doing it justice. To describe King Ranch Chicken a little more favorably – and in a manner totally worthy of that warm bowl of comfort [...]

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Orange & Cranberry Curd Squares

Orange and Cranberry Curd Squares

This truly is the most wonderful time of the year. After our Fairy Mermaid Princess (Princess Mermaid Fairy?) waved goodbye to the last of the trick or treaters, we turned off the lights and gave The Little her choice of Hocus Pocus or Charlie Brown to help wind down from the excitement of the night. [...]

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Pomegranate Margaritas

Pomegranate Margaritas

You recovered from that turkey & football coma yet? My goodness, that was glorious. And gloriously painful. And if we’re talking about the Texans & Cowboys games, just flat-out glorious. I wasn’t disowned for healthifying the broccoli & rice casserole. My dad was well enough to be up and about for the day. My cousin [...]

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A Very Ziploc and Tupperware Thanksgiving

Getting your house “company clean” with a 2.5 year old is a lot like… trying to clean house with a 2.5 year old. So I mostly put it off, thinking “I’ll do it Wednesday.” Mop the first floor? I’ll do it Wednesday night. That way it might still look at least a little shiny when [...]

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Let’s Talk Leftovers: Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Pulled Pork Sandwiches with Cranberry Barbecue Sauce

Hey, look. It’s another super easy way to use up leftover cranberry sauce. And it only involves a little math: 1 part barbecue sauce 1 part cranberry sauce 1. Heat. 2. Stir. 3. Watch your husband dip a tester sweet potato fry in it and complain about it being too cranberry-y. 4. Add another part [...]

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