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  • Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Spiced Maple Sauce

    Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pecans and Spiced Maple Sauce

    Total Time: 52 min Prep: 2 min Cook: 50 min Yield: 4 to 6 servings Ingredients 2/3 cup roughly chopped pecans 3 pounds sweet potatoes, cut into large dice Salt and pepper 2 tablespoons vegetable oil 4 tablespoons unsalted butter 3 tablespoons maple syrup 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper Directions Heat oven to 450 degrees F and arrange rack in the middle. While oven heats, place pecans on a baking sheet to toast until they smell nutty and are slightly darker, about 5 minutes. Remove from oven and set […]

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  • Green Bean Casserole by Ree Drummond

    Green Bean Casserole by Ree Drummond

    Total Time: 1 hr 0 min Prep: 15 min Cook: 45 min Yield: 8 servings Ingredients 2 pounds fresh green beans, ends cut off Salt 4 slices bacon, cut into 1/4-inch pieces 3 cloves garlic, minced 1 red bell pepper, diced 1/2 whole large onion, chopped 4 tablespoons (1/2 stick) butter 4 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 1/2 cups whole milk, plus extra for thinning if needed 1/2 cup half-and-half Freshly ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1 cup grated sharp Cheddar 1 cup […]

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  • Roasted Beet Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese by Hungry in Brooklyn

    Roasted Beet Salad with Herbed Goat Cheese by Hungry in Brooklyn

    The introduction about beets is informative and interesting.  You can skip to 4:55 in the video to watch the actual video recipe. (SERVES 4) 4 Medium-sized roasted beets, 2 Golden, 2 Red (recipe follows) 1/4 lb baby arugula Shallot Vinaigrette (recipe follows)  2 TBSP toasted pine nuts Herbed goat cheese (recipe follows)  Slice the beets thinly on a mandolin, starting with the golden beets, and moving onto the red in separate bowls to avoid color transfer. Coat with shallot vinaigrette.  Arrange the beets overlapping […]

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  • Roast Turkey in 45 Minutes with Mark Bittman (NYTimes)

    Roast Turkey in 45 Minutes with Mark Bittman (NYTimes)

    INGREDIENTS 1 8- to 12-pound turkey 10 garlic cloves, peeled and lightly crushed, more to taste 1 branch fresh tarragon or thyme separated into sprigs, or 1/2 teaspoon dried thyme or tarragon 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil or butter Salt and pepper to taste PREPARATION 1. Heat oven to 450 degrees. Put turkey on a stable cutting board breast side down and cut out backbone. Turn turkey over, and press on it to flatten. Put it, breast side up, […]

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  • Brandied Pumpkin Pie by Melissa Clark (NYTimes)

    Brandied Pumpkin Pie by Melissa Clark (NYTimes)

    Time 2 hours Ingredients 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour 4 grams kosher salt (about 3/4 teaspoon) 10 tablespoons unsalted butter, cold and cut into cubes 2 to 3 tablespoons ice water, as needed 1 3/4 cups squash or pumpkin purée (see note) 3 large eggs 1 cup heavy cream 153 grams dark brown sugar (about 3/4 cups) 2 tablespoons brandy 4 grams ground ginger (about 2 teaspoons) 3 grams ground cinnamon (about 1 1/2 teaspoons) 1/4 teaspoon grated nutmeg Pinch ground […]

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  • How to Cook a Turkey – All about Gravy by Food Wishes

    How to Cook a Turkey – All about Gravy by Food Wishes

    Gravy Ingredients: 3 cups cooking liquid from turkey pan (fat removed) 4 cups turkey stock from the neck 1/2 cup cooked onions from pan *2-3 tbsp turkey fat *1 tbsp butter *1/4 cup flour salt and pepper to taste 1 tbsp chopped sage *double for thick gravy Notes: Gravy is the lifeblood of any real thanksgiving feast. It will moisten the driest turkey, and saturate the most solid stuffing. Lumpy mashed potatoes are no match for its slow-moving seduction. I […]

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  • How to Cook a Turkey Part 1- Prep and Roasting by Food Wishes

    How to Cook a Turkey Part 1- Prep and Roasting by Food Wishes

    Ingredients: Turkey (12-14 lb turkey) 1 tbsp black pepper 2 tbsp kosher salt 1 tbsp poultry seasoning (fresh, not from 1997) 2 onions 3 ribs celery 2 carrots 3 rosemary sprigs 1/2 bunch sage 1 bay leaf 1 stick butter, or a flavored butter recipe  Notes: The biggest myth in all of American cookery is the belief that a juicy, perfectly cooked turkey is difficult for the novice cook to achieve. This video recipe for how to cook a turkey will […]

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  • Chocolate Pecan Pie by Divas Can Cook

    Chocolate Pecan Pie by Divas Can Cook

    Ingredients: Prepare pie crust (Watch an easy pie crust video from Divas Can Cook) ½ cup light corn syrup ½ cup dark corn syrup ½ cup white sugar ½ cup dark brown sugar 1-2 teaspoons vanilla extract 4 tablespoons butter, melted 1 tablespoon flour ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder 3 eggs, lightly beaten until uniform in color 1 cup toasted pecans, can add more (see video)  Instructions: Preheat oven to 350. In a large bowl, combine light corn syrup, dark […]

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  • French Silk Chocolate Pie by AllRecipes

    French Silk Chocolate Pie by AllRecipes

    Ingredients: 1/2 cup butter, room temperature 3/4 cup white sugar 2 (1 ounce) squaresunsweetened baking chocolate, melted and cooled 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 2 eggs 1 prepared 8 inch pastry shell, baked and cooled Instructions: Cream butter in a mixing bowl. Gradually beat in the sugar with an electric mixer until light colored and well blended. Stir in the thoroughly cooled chocolate, and vanilla extract. Add the eggs, one at a time, beating 5 minutes on medium speed after each addition. Spoon the chocolate filling […]

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  • Easy S’More Pie by Entertaining with Beth

    Easy S’More Pie by Entertaining with Beth

    Serves 8 Ingredients: For the Crust: 2 cups of finely ground graham crackers (about 15-16 graham crackers) 6 tbsp melted butter 1/8 tsp salt For the Filling ¾ cup of semi-sweet chocolate chips ¾ cup of milk chocolate chips ¼ cup of butter 2 whole eggs 1 egg yolk 1 cup heavy cream 1 tsp vanilla For the topping: 2 egg whites 1 cup of corn syrup 1/2 tsp salt ½ tsp vanilla ¼ tsp cream of tartar 2 tbsp […]

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