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Thanksgiving Dinner

I am beating my deadline for a Thanksgiving Day Feast! Yay me. So here are some dishes that make up a great dinner. Turkey Brine Dressing Green Bean Casserole Cranberry Sauce Mashed Potatoes Gravy Glazed Carrots Creamed Celery with Pecans … Continue reading

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Libby’s Famous Pumpkin Pie

This is the traditional holiday pumpkin pie. This classic recipe has been on Libby’s Pumpkin labels since 1950. This pie is easy to prepare and even easier to enjoy. Just mix, pour, bake for a delicious homemade tradition. Ingredients 3/4 … Continue reading

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Turkey Gravy

Classic Turkey Gravy Ingredients For the broth: 2 tablespoons unsalted butter 1 medium onion or leek, or 2 shallots, sliced Neck and giblets from your turkey (discard the liver) 8 cups low-sodium chicken broth 3 sprigs thyme, parsley, rosemary and/or … Continue reading

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Cranberry Sauce

Cranberry sauce is somewhat an acquired taste. I get that. But homemade cranberry sauce is so much better, I am thinking you will like it. The recipe calls for a cup of water. You can easily substitute that with 1/2 … Continue reading

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Dress Up That Dressing

Moist & Savory Stuffing Ingredients 1/4 cup butter 2 stalks celery, coarsely chopped, about 1 cup 1 large onion, coarsely chopped, about 1 cup 2.5 cups chicken broth 1 14-ounce package stuffing Directions Heat the oven to 350°F. Heat the … Continue reading

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Get Your Brine On

I’ve recommended brining your holiday turkey for a number of years. This is my favorite brine recipe. 4 cups water 1 cup kosher salt 1/2 cup brown sugar 2 teaspoons whole black peppercorns 1 teaspoon juniper berries 4 cloves crushed … Continue reading

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Stuffed Onion Leaves

This dish takes some of time for preparation, but it is not complicated, and the results are spectacular. 4 or 5 very large yellow onions Place the whole unpeeled onions (the larger the better) in a pot, and cover with … Continue reading

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Lasagna

Lasagna Prep 30m Cook 2h 30m Ready in 3h 15m Ingredients 1 pound sweet Italian sausage 3/4 pound lean ground beef 1/2 cup minced onion 2 cloves garlic, crushed 1 28 ounce can crushed tomatoes 2 6 ounce cans tomato … Continue reading

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English Tea Cucumber Sandwiches

“A refreshing and delicious sandwich. Depending on the way you cut the bread, these can be made as appetizers or a simple lunch time sandwich.” Ingredients 1 cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced 1 (8 ounce) package cream cheese, softened 1/4 … Continue reading

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Hamburger Seasoning

Use this on burgers, chicken, or whatever you need to step up the flavor level on. Ingredients 1 teaspoon paprika 1 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/8 teaspoon salt 1/8 teaspoon dark brown sugar 1/8 teaspoon garlic powder 1/8 teaspoon onion … Continue reading

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