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Slow Cooker Hot Cocoa

The slow cooker is your secret weapon for the easiest, richest hot cocoa for a crowd. Ingredients 1 1/2 c.ups semi-sweet chocolate chips 1/4 cup cocoa powder 1/2 cup sugar 1 teaspoon vanilla extract 1 cup heavy cream 6 cups … Continue reading

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Buttery Turkey w/ Warm Sorghum Vinaigrette

Looking for holiday menu inspiration? This one is from the @chefandthef archives, a showstopper for Thanksgiving Buttery Turkey with Warm Sorghum Vinaigrette Photo by Jennifer Hitchcock from Chef Vivian Howard of the Chef & the Farmer, Kinston, NC Ingredients Buttery … Continue reading

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Creamed Celery with Pecans

This is a new favorite of mine. If you are looking for something new and different for your meal, give this a try. Ingredients: 4 cups celery, cut diagonally in ½-inch pieces 2 tablespoons butter 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour 2 … Continue reading

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Brown Sugar-Glazed Carrots

I served these at my family Thanksgiving in 2017. They were a hit! Ingredients 2 lb. carrots peeled and sliced on a diagonal 1/2 c. butter 1/2 c. packed brown sugar 1 tsp. pumpkin pie spice Instructions In a large, … Continue reading

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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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