poutine {cheesy gravy fries}

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Poutine n. ~ A French-Canadian dish that originated in the province of Quebec. It’s traditionally composed  of French fries, and fresh cheese curds, covered with rich, brown gravy. The first time I heard about poutine I was standing in my kitchen listening to talk radio. One of my favorite radio show hosts, Stephanie March, was…

five minute browned butter turkey gravy

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This gravy is fast, easy, and oh-so-good! 1 stick (1/2 cup) unsalted butter 1/2 cup all purpose flour hot drippings from one, large completely cooked turkey 1 teaspoon onion powder 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder salt and pepper, to taste chicken or turkey stock, if needed Strain turkey drippings through a sieve. Discard chunks. Set aside.…

turkey melt gravy dippers

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Here’s another awesome way to enjoy Thanksgiving leftovers! The Turkey Melt Gravy Dipper! Like a French Dip sandwich, but better! ~ preheat oven to 400 degrees F. ~ French rolls, split and buttered cooked turkey, shredded or sliced your favorite melting cheese (we used cheddar) homemade turkey gravy Split rolls and spread a little butter…

thanksgiving turkey stacker

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Are you ready for this awesomeness that was created using Thanksgiving leftovers? Ohmygosh! It’s seriously the BEST! My family requests these every year after the holidays. Also delicious with roast beef or ham. For one BIG Thanksgiving Turkey Stacker: 2 slices Texas toast bread (untoasted) or thick-sliced white bread butter  1/2 cup to 3/4 cup…

pink cloud cranberry salad

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This is one of the alternative ways we prepare cranberries for the holidays. Everyone loves the sweet, fluffy, creamy salad with the tanginess of fresh cranberries and the crunch of apple and pecans! Even people who claim they don’t like cranberries love this salad! serves approximately 18 people (1/2 cup each) 3 cups fresh cranberries,…