When I see egg nog and fresh cranberries in the grocery store, I know the holiday season is here! BTW, if you're looking for a fun leftover cranberry sauce recipe, I've got you covered. CLICK HERE for my easy Mini Holiday Berry Pastries.
What are the five tools you must have in the kitchen for Thanksgiving dinner?
(1) Roasting Pan (2) Chestnut cutter (3) Rolling pin (4) Oven (5) Cat treats for hungry felines driven insane for hours by smell of giant turkey cooking!
Please share a favorite Thanksgiving recipe.
I have three for you!
1. Last year, one of my Coffeehouse Mystery readers shared a classic Thanksgiving comfort food recipe with me: Sweet Potato Casserole with Brown Sugar and Pecans. I made it, photographed it, and uploaded it to the worldwide Foodbuzz community. On Thanksgiving Day it was voted a "Top-9" favorite out of more than 5,000 blog posts. To download Pam's side dish recipe, that tastes more like (I swear) an upside down sweet potato pie, CLICK HERE.
2. Given the importance of maize at the first Thanksgiving, I like to include corn on my menu. This year is my favorite creamy, cheesy Corn Casserole. It's made with frozen corn so you can enjoy it all winter, and it's versatile. You can swap in other cheeses, use different veggie blends, even add legumes. The recipe also includes instructions on making a classic French cheese sauce.
3. My Pumpkin-Maple "Surprise Swirl" Bundt Cake is a guaranteed hit for Thanksgiving weekend. The "surprise swirl" inside the cake is made of sweetened cream cheese, the perfect flavor pairing for a spice cake; and with so many kitchen pantries stocked up with canned pumpkin, this recipe is especially handy. Serve it as a brunch treat with a light dusting of powdered sugar or dress it up with an easy glaze for a lovely holiday dessert.