Thanksgiving Favorites

Thanksgiving Dishes - Appetizers, Turkey, Stuffing, Side Dishes, Mashed Potatoes, Risotto, Salads, Pie, Cakes, Desserts

I‘ve gathered all of my best recipes together for the Thanksgiving Holiday so take a peek if you need some inspiration for your holiday meal! There are appetizers, turkey for both main course and leftovers; stuffing, side dishes, desserts and even my favorite homemade cranberry liqueur!

Babkallah – When Babka and Challah Got Married

Challah filled with Chocolate strands like Babka December 15, 2014

Blame it on Bon Appetit. I’m still not caught up with my myriad magazine subscriptions that I got behind on after moving. While the rest of the world is peeking at new recipes for Christmas; I’m still reading about fall dishes. So call it prophetic that the other day I grabbed the latest issue for […]

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Potato, Leek and Goat Cheese Tart

Potato, Leek and Goat Cheese Tart December 9, 2014

A few weeks ago I was working with my rote ‘background noise’ of the Food Network on the family room television. I’m not sure how long it will play that role in my world as it seems to be quickly turning in the Food Contest Network but for the time being I still prefer it […]

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Brown Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon and Toasted Walnuts

Brown Sugar Pumpkin Cheesecake with Bourbon November 25, 2014

Are you ready for Thanksgiving? NO? Me either. How does it always come down to this hectic frenzy right before holidays when I think I’m a planner? Well, for me, it has not helped one tiny bit that a local web host has decided to go out of business and he hosts several of my […]

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Blackberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast

Blackberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast November 24, 2014

Really all I want to share is that you need to have this Blackberry and Cream Cheese Stuffed French Toast for breakfast on Thanksgiving morning. Or Christmas morning. Or any holiday morning. Or birthday. Or…well you get my drift right? We not only love this immensely for the great breakfast dish it is but that love […]

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Pear Pomegranate Cooler

Pear and Pomegranate Prosecco Cooler November 21, 2014

I think the opportunities for me to head into Denver proper have quadrupled since I moved further south. Murphy? Is that you? As a result I’m even pickier about events I’ll attend; factoring in a 2 hour round trip drive will do that! So, when the folks at the Thirsty Lion Gastropub invited me to […]

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes with Caramel Sauce

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcakes with Caramel Sauce November 11, 2014

Once the pumpkin craze hits the Internet starting sometime in August (it’s still SUMMER for crying out loud!); I feel more inclined to hide than participate. Can I be honest? I just don’t get it. I admit, I enjoy the requisite pie on Thanksgiving but that pie had better have plenty of sugar and bourbon […]

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Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce

Homemade Salted Caramel Sauce November 4, 2014

I remember clearly my first introduction to something of the ‘salted’ caramel variety. My daughter was in high school and we had traveled west from our home to a new shopping center closer to the foothills of the Rocky Mountains called Aspen Grove. Of course we had a beautiful shopping center near us but young […]

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Corpse Reviver No. 2

Corpse Reviver No. 2 October 31, 2014

Let’s talk about the day after Halloween. Yes, tomorrow…when you have partied and reveled and possibly overdone it. When you wake up in the morning and your head hurts and you wonder why you did all that stuff. You my friend are the corpse because I know you feel like death…and this is just what […]

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Pomegranate Izze-tini and #ProgressiveEats Cocktail Party

Pomegranate Izze-tini October 28, 2014

I’m hosting this months Progressive Eats event and I had so hoped to spill the beans about my new cocktail blog and throw a party to celebrate. I’ve got the domain name (FridayCocktails.com) and a logo and almost everything is ready for prime time but then life happened and some local client sites were told […]

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Pumpkin Spice Popcorn

Pumpkin Spice Popcorn - Cinnamon, Sugar, Nutmeg and Ginger add an extra dimension to buttered popcorn October 23, 2014

I love popcorn. Period. I even love movie popcorn with that awful butter. I love caramel corn and popcorn drizzled with white and dark chocolate. I even made popcorn once with a bourbon caramel drizzle. But the truth is that even though some of those sinful creations are FANTASTIC, the real nitty gritty is that […]

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Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Pecans and Cranberries

Quinoa Salad with Oranges, Pecans and Cranberries is a delicious and beautiful Fall salad. October 21, 2014

Is the quinoa fad over yet? I have a tendency to try something once it’s lost it’s place as the foodie ‘darling.’ I can never quite get on-board with some of the over the top LOVE I see for some newly discovered foods so I watch and wait and I dig in when the mood […]

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The Halloween Express – Rum, Espresso, Maple Syrup and Half and Half

The Halloween Express - Rum, Espresso, Maple Syrup and Half and Half October 17, 2014

OK, naming drinks is not my forte but I thought it appropriate to make a play on words on this night when we have to keep our mojo going far longer than we might normally want to. Yes there is espresso, in fact this Halloween Express has rum, espresso, maple syrup (YUM!) and half and […]

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Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing

Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese salad with Maple Dijon Dressing from Nordstroms Cafe September 17, 2014

I first posted this recipe for a Pear, Walnut and Blue Cheese Salad with Maple Dijon Dressing five years ago so it seems perfect for a Wayback Wednesday post. I was using a point and shoot camera on the verge of dying and only had pecans in lieu of my beloved walnuts. So it seemed […]

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Honey Maple Dark Beer Bread

Honey Maple Dark Beer Bread September 15, 2014

I have a recipe I’m dying to make for homemade hamburger buns and I hope to get them done this week but I have yet to find the time to devote to that effort. Maybe when it’s colder and I’m stuck inside but right now we’re having some beautiful fall days and I’m craving both […]

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Bourbon and Apple Cider Cocktail

Bourbon and Apple Cider Cocktail September 5, 2014

It’s been almost three years since I started doing a cocktail each and every Friday and I’ve been pretty determined to keep on task. I’ve had nights when it was midnight before a post was completed and/or got myself up at the crack of dawn to do the same but today? Busted. Blame it on […]

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