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Dry-Brined Turkey

This year we decided to try a dry brine approach to preparing the Thanksgiving turkey. We have had great success over several years with a wet brine recipe from Emeril Lagasse. That recipe is also on this blog. This dry … Continue reading

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Pork Medallions on Apple Compote with Black Pepper Cider Sauce

Wolfgang Puck’s column in our local newspaper carried this recipe recently. The dish is simple enough for a weeknight meal, but could also be the basis for a special dinner. The recipe calls for a total of one cup of … Continue reading

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Yam and Apple Bake

We’re a little slow this year in getting some of our Thanksgiving dishes on the blog. This recipe comes from  Casey Stewart of Stockton, California. It was printed in the Thanksgiving 2015 issue of the Penzey’s  catalog on page 35. This is … Continue reading

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Inside-Out Chicken and Stuffing

One of us is entitled to an extra helping of bragging rights for insisting on making an extra large batch of stuffing at Thanksgiving. A portion of the stuffing was left uncooked, and was put away in the freezer. Serendipity … Continue reading

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Baked Pork Chops

We picked up a cookbook over ten years ago when we took the kids on a driving trip that circumnavigated Lake Superior. Apparently, our initial enthusiasm for the recipes from “Finnish and Swedish kitchens of the North Country,” must have … Continue reading

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Pureed Squash, Sweet Potato and Celeriac Soup

What do we do with 15 pounds of squash? It had seemed like such a good idea at the time. Fresh squash from the local producer, chock full of vitamins and minerals, and low in calories. But now we had … Continue reading

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Baked Caramel Apple Donuts

This recipe is adapted from one made by Rachael Ray. We tried the small (mini-donuts), which were delicious. The topping is very sticky, so cover the donuts carefully with parchment paper or something else no-stick if you store the donuts. We … Continue reading

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