Thanksgiving

Over-Achiever Friday: Thanksgiving Menu = 97.24% done

Show of hands. Who else spent a couple of hours yesterday sorting through browser bookmarks, magazine recipe tear-outs from years past, Pinterest, and favorite blogs to plan their Thanksgiving menus? You are not alone. My parents and I usually alternate hosting every other year but a glitch in the matrix means I get to host [...]

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Grilled Turkey & Brie Cranwich

Grilled Turkey & Brie Cranwich

Here in southeast Texas, we don’t really get a ceremonial changing of seasons to signal that fall is (according to the calendar) here. We know by the crates full of pumpkins piled up outside the grocery stores, the first glorious bags of glorious grapefruit from the glorious Rio Grande Valley appear lined up next to [...]

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Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake

Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake

Merry Christmas, y’all! My week to host Project Pastry Queen fell during Christmas so I picked the most Christmasy recipe I could find: Glazed Lemon-Cranberry Loaf Cake. It’s “just” a small loaf cake scented with lemon zest, studded with fresh cranberries, and topped with a lemon syrup that soaks into the cake. I brought the [...]

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Soft Dinner Rolls with Rosemary and Black Pepper

Soft Dinner Rolls with Black Pepper and Rosemary

Today we’re sharing our favorite recipe for dinner rolls. If you’re still searching for the perfect soft, white, and fluffy dinner roll, you shouldn’t have to look any further. The rolls are quite versatile, we’ve used it for hamburger buns, dinner rolls, and slider rolls. When making classic dinner rolls, I add a little more [...]

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Thanksgiving Menu

Thanksgiving Menu Ideas

You know what today is, right? Only 44 shopping days left ’til Christmas! As if you weren’t stressed enough, trying to figure out where everyone and their +1 is going to sit and then realizing that with each dish broken over the last year, you moved closer and closer to hosting Thanksgiving on paper plates. [...]

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Cranberry Margaritas

Cranberry Margaritas

‘Tis the season – cranberry margarita season! It’s what comes between Raspberry Margarita Season and Grapefruit Margarita Season We’re big margarita people so finding new seasonal fruits to blend with tequila has become our Friday night hobby. Sometimes we get a little too serious about getting a recipe just right with “official testing,” complete with [...]

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Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

Pork Tenderloin with Balsamic-Cranberry Sauce

I love cranberries. And that love goes way, way back. Back to the ridged, jiggly, jellied cylinder that slid out of the can at Thanksgiving. Back to the cranberry-cream cheese muffins and cake that my parents consistently sold out of at their bakery. Back to our newly-established Christmas tradition, a cranberry-studded biscotti. And I can’t [...]

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Cranberry-Apple Brie en Croute

Brie is one of my go-to appetizers during the holidays. It’s easily thrown together and since it’s wrapped in the buttery, flaky goodness that is puff pastry, it’s always a huge hit. It’s super versatile – you can use just about anything: fruit preserves, nuts, caramelized onions, cranberry sauce. None of those or all of [...]

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