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Our Thanksgivukkah Table

November 27th, 2013 · 1 Comment

Every once in a while I stumble upon a reminder that I haven’t been fully practicing what I preach and welcoming the kids into the kitchen. The busier our days get, the more tempting it gets to shoo them into the other room with an art project or television to keep them out of the [...]

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Tags: cooking with kids · holiday

Cranberry Applesauce

November 6th, 2013 · No Comments

My maple syrup and cider-sweetened cranberry sauce is a favorite on our Thanksgiving table, but for Thanksgivukkah I decided to give it a new twist, and make a cranberry applesauce to top those turkey and sweet potato (Thanksgiving leftover) latkes. I liked the cranberry so much that I may serve it as a latke topping [...]

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Tags: at market · cooking with kids · holiday · recipes

Roasted Brussels Sprouts, Butternut Squash and Pomegranate

November 20th, 2012 · 1 Comment

It always warms my heart to see traffic pick up on my Best Ever Roasted Turnips post as Thanksgiving approaches. Before that, I posted my alternative to the traditional green bean casserole. I tend to be a traditionalist when it comes to my Thanksgiving menu — but I do like to experiment with the vegetable [...]

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Tags: at market · greens · recipes · vegetables · vegetarian · winter

Think Global this Thanksgiving {A Somali Sambusa Recipe}

November 22nd, 2011 · 1 Comment

It’s hard to believe, but here we are at the start of the holiday shopping season. Oh, and Thanksgiving, too. As we surround ourselves with delicious food, friends and family, it’s too easy to stay caught up in our own little world. Of course, this is also the season for giving, and opportunities to do [...]

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Tags: PSA · cooking for a cause · cooking with kids · global flavors

Southern Candied Sweet Potatoes {and Macy’s Giveaway}

November 18th, 2011 · 17 Comments

One of my favorite things about the holidays is learning the stories behind treasured family recipes. I’m a traditionalist when it comes to holiday meals, and yet I can’t resist the occasional tinkering or experimentation. While our Thanksgiving menu generally resembles the meals I had growing up, I’ve taken a few liberties with some dishes. [...]

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Tags: family · foodietot faves · holiday · recipes