Archive | November, 2013

Orange Glazed Baked Ham

Let’s face it, Thanksgiving is all about the meat. So is Sunday dinner. But’s it’s mid-November, so we’re in Thanksgiving mode. If you’re like me, and are  just a little terrible at the whole cooking of the meat thing, then a ham is for you! Baking a ham is just about the easiest thing you can […]

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Best Cornbread Dressing

It wouldn’t be Thanksgiving without dressing. Or do you call it stuffing? This can be a point of contention–almost as controversial as how you pronounce the word “pecan.” (for the record, it’s pronounced “p’con.”) But since this does not go in any cavity (except your mouth) (sorry, I couldn’t stop myself from typing that…), it’s […]

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Green Bean Casserole a la Alton Brown

Ah, Thanksgiving. Pounds and pounds of foods you don’t normally eat. Family. Lots and lots of family. And, if you’re lucky, lots of wine. Holidays are full of traditions. Who cuts the turkey, who starts the “I’m thankful for….” conversation, who gets drunk in the kitchen first and insults Aunt Edna. You know, normal, healthy […]

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Easy Mac & Cheese

Macaroni and cheese has been a staple in my family since before I was born. Not the homemade kind, oozing with cheeses, fresh from the oven. Nope. I’m talking about Stouffer’s. Yep, I grew up in a Stouffer’s family. Stouffer’s is easy. Get it out of the freezer, stick it in the oven, wait 40 […]

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Sweet Potato Casserole (Souffle, Ya’ll) with Praline Topping

It’s Thanksgiving Season! Food! Relaxing! Shopping! Football! Family! (yes, family get’s it own line) My extended family is large. When I was growing up we used to have “lil” family reunions where 55 people would show up. The matriarch of our ridiculous family, Mama T, was famous for 2 things: pimento cheese sandwiches on white bread […]

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