Holiday-Thanksgiving

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…

easy pumpkin spice cheesecake truffles

We’re all about the pumpkin spice this time of year, and I’m all about coming up with new recipes to share. Here’s an awesome, easy, no-bake dessert that you can make the same day as you serve it. I like to make my truffles golf ball-size so each person can have one and it’s just…

grandma’s apple crisp

My grandma’s recipe for apple crisp is so simple and it’s the best! The filling offers lots of cinnamon apples with the sweetness of sugar and a little tanginess from the addition of orange juice. The crust is buttery and crunchy. No oatmeal in this recipe! You won’t miss it one bit. ~ preheat oven…

{slow cooker} cream cheese creamed corn

My daughter Grace has recently taken a liking to creamed corn. I decided to make up a batch of my favorite version last night to go with our dinner. It’s sooooo rich and delicious. You could easily make this on the stove top, but I was in a rush yesterday so I threw the ingredients…

fluffy french bread stuffing

One of my daughter Gracie’s favorite foods is stuffing. She doesn’t care what time of year it is. I’m pretty sure she could eat it every day. Here’s a versatile, easy stuffing/dressing recipe that you can make as a side dish for virtually any meal. I always feel like something’s missing if I don’t have…