Tag Archives: thanksgiving

THANKSGIVING FOOD & WINE PAIRINGS (AUDIO)

One of the questions that always pops up heading into the Thanksgiving holiday is “what foods pair well with what wines?”  The other question is how do I make gravy that’s lump-free, we’ll address that on this week’s TV/Radio program. Elizabeth spoke with Katrina Frey, from third-generation family-owned Frey Wine in …

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Green bean casserole with chipotle cream sauce

This is a great new way to make green bean casserole. Check it out.     Ingredients 2 lbs fresh green beans, trimmed and cut into 2″ pieces 1 lb button mushrooms, sliced in 1/4 ” lengths 1/4 tsp thyme 3 TB flour 1 TB butter plus 3 TB butter …

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Savory Pumpkin Risotto

Ingredients – risotto 1 sugar pumpkin (about 1 lb) 1 cup arborio rice (uncooked) 1/4 lb pancetta (in one piece) 1 small onion splash of white wine 5 cups of vegetable or chicken stock 1/4 tsp allspice 1/4 cup parmesan 1 TB cold butter 1 tsp plus sea salt to …

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THANKSGIVING RECIPE: MOJO ROAST TURKEY

Mojo roast turkey is a welcome explosion of flavors. I don’t know if you noticed yet, but all of this year’s Thanksgiving dishes are very easy because we are all busy, right? Here we go. Ingredients 15 lb turkey, fresh or thawed in the fridge. (Don’t thaw outside the fridge!) …

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THANKSGIVING RECIPE: CHORIZO PLANTAINS

Ah. Chorizo Plantain Thanksgiving Side. Something different, and so easy. Ingredients 4 links Chorizo 2 Plantains (adjust amounts based on number of guests) Olive oil (if needed) Salt and pepper Method Slice Chorizo 1/8 to 1/4″ thick Peel plantains and slice 1/4 to 1/2″ thick In a frying pan, saute …

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Chili Lime Sweet Potato Cuban Thanksgiving

Yum. Chili Lime Sweet Potato. Everyone has been there. You sit down at the dinner table for Thanksgiving and one of the side dishes is sweet potato pie or (gasp) sweet potato casserole with marshmallows on top. Here’s something a little different with some flavors that may be new to …

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Recipe 1 – A Cuban Thanksgiving – Yellow Rice Stuffing

You remember. Walk in to nearly any American home on Thanksgiving and the smells of tasty food are heady. Likely, you didn’t eat all day in anticipation of all the festive dishes coming your way. But who wants the same old Turkey Day fare? This is recipe number one of …

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