Monthly Archives: November 2012

Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe

Tasty Holiday Traditions from Home and Around the Globe             Holiday food traditions are many things to many people. In our country it’s a melting pot of collaborated dishes that have been handed down from one generation of well seasoned … Continue reading

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Day After Thanksgiving Turkey Gumbo

This post was so popular last year, it bears repeating. I can’t believe Thanksgiving is here. This whole month has flown by. When I grew up in Louisiana, one of my favorite dishes that my mama made every year was … Continue reading

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Last Minute Thanksgiving Secrets from a Chef

As a general rule, you might cook 3-4 meals per week in a kitchen designed to accommodate 2 adults and 2.2 children and then Wham! You are expected to produce a meal for 20 for the family. Add the crowd … Continue reading

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Turkey Talk From Expert Cookbook Author Terry Thompson

Terry Thompson is a famous Texas chef and cookbook  author. I had the honor of meeting her several years ago on a visit to Austin.   I found this in my files a while back and thought it would be a … Continue reading

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Top 10 Food Safety Tips for the Holidays

Holidays are coming, that means parties and big family dinners. Don’t give your guests a dose of food poisoning to take home with them…. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, 76 million people a year get sick … Continue reading

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Turducken- For a Different Thanksgiving Bird

Turduken is a Louisiana invention made popular by local Cajun Chefs. Deboned stuffed poultry has been a specialty of southern butchers for years. I remember my brother serving a deboned stuffed turkey stuffed with a firey hot rice stuffing that … Continue reading

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Moroccon Spiced Oven Roasted Sweet Potatoes- Why not try something new this year?

With Thanksgiving coming up and winter dinner parties, why not try a different flavor of these best loved tubers? I love the sweet and savory spices of Morocco in my holiday cooking. The smokey cumin adds a new dimension of … Continue reading

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