Holiday-Thanksgiving

grandma’s extra cheesy au gratin potatoes

Who doesn’t love some extra cheesy, ooey gooey, au gratin potatoes from time to time? They’re delicious with almost everything, and an absolute must when you’re serving ham! I made these again this Easter. This recipe is tried and true, easy, and perfect! The BEST au gratin potatoes EVER! ~ preheat oven to 350 degrees…

pork roast stacker

We love making leftovers into stackers! A stacker is pretty much just a hot, open faced sandwich topped with mashed potatoes. Sometimes we add a drizzle of gravy, sometimes a sprinkle of cheese, and other times just a pat of butter with salt and pepper. Some of the other stackers my readers have enjoyed are:…

eggnog milk shake

A yummy, creamy, dreamy eggnog shake! You can make this with or without a shot of rum, depending on who you’re mixing it for. We love these because they make an awesome cocktail for the adults and a fun, sweet dessert for the kiddos! for one eggnog shake: 3 large scoops vanilla ice cream 1…

turkey soup with dumplings

I have a few “go to” comfort food meals up my sleeve, but I have to say soups and stews that include big dumplings are at the top of my list. I always make up a big pot of turkey veggie soup using the leftover turkey bones/carcass from our Thanksgiving bird. It makes the BEST…

poutine {cheesy gravy fries}

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

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

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

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…

melted apple squash + cider vinaigrette

Oh my goodness! This is definitely my new favorite way to make butternut squash! The apples and onions melt around the squash as it roasts, creating a delicious, sweet, sort of caramelized coating that really brings out the flavor of the squash. And then, to offset the sweetness, I add a sprinkling of crumbled goat…

{slow cooker} chicken & stuffing sandwiches

These sandwiches are like Thanksgiving dinner in sandwich form. Serve with sweet potato fries and a little salad, and you have a complete meal! serves 6 to 8 people 3 boneless skinless chicken breasts, cubed and browned 2 teaspoons oil or butter 6 oz. package chicken Stove Top stuffing mix, unprepared 1 teaspoon onion powder…