Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup Thanksgiving Recipe Roundup

Spicy Ciabatta & Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage, Wild Mushrooms & Fresh Herbs

Spicy Ciabatta & Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage, Wild Mushrooms & Fresh Herbs Spicy Ciabatta & Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage, Wild Mushrooms & Fresh Herbs

The Perfect Roast Turkey

The Perfect Roast Turkey The Perfect Roast Turkey

Spiced Apple Cider Brined Roast Cornish Game Hens with Apple Cider Mustard Glaze

Spiced Apple Cider Brined Roast Cornish Game Hens with Apple Cider Mustard Glaze Spiced Apple Cider Brined Roast Cornish Game Hens with Apple Cider Mustard Glaze

Romanesco, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry & Pecan Salad

Romanesco, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry & Pecan Salad Romanesco, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry & Pecan Salad

Marbled Spiced Cranberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Marbled Spiced Cranberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake Marbled Spiced Cranberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Decidedly Different Cranberry, Walnut & Currant Tart

Decidedly Different Cranberry, Walnut & Currant Tart Decidedly Different Cranberry, Walnut & Currant Tart

Dry-Cured Breast of Turkey Roulade with Autumn Herbs

Dry-Cured Breast of Turkey Roulade with Autumn Herbs Dry-Cured Breast of Turkey Roulade with Autumn Herbs

Thanksgiving 24-Hour Turkey Gravy (Roux & Roux-Based Gravy)

Thanksgiving 24-Hour Turkey Gravy (Roux & Roux-Based Gravy) Thanksgiving 24-Hour Turkey Gravy (Roux & Roux-Based Gravy)

Liquid Gold: Brown Poultry Stock

Liquid Gold: Brown Poultry Stock Liquid Gold: Brown Poultry Stock

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Pumpkin Carbonara with Caramelized Pumpkin & Frizzled Sage

Pumpkin Carbonara with Caramelized Pumpkin & Frizzled Sage

Some of our best meals are the result of zero planning, rabid hunger, and whatever happens to be in the fridge. I was flagging after a Saturday cruising and photographing Portland Farmers Market.I had … [Read More...]

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Spicy Ciabatta & Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage, Wild Mushrooms & Fresh Herbs

Spicy Ciabatta & Cornbread Stuffing with Italian Sausage, Wild Mushrooms & Fresh Herbs

If I could have only one dish this Thanksgiving, it would be a tossup between this stuffing and this tart. Wait, I also need these rolls, these mashed potatoes, and this gravy. Okay, it’s hopeless; may as well throw in this salad and this turkey.But even though … [Read More...]

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The Perfect Roast Turkey

Roasting a perfect Thanksgiving Day turkey is a cinch—especially if you follow the steps outlined here. The first and most important of these is to buy a premium, FRESH turkey. Below are some of the options available in Portland, Oregon.The biggest myth I hear … [Read More...]

Spiced Apple Cider Brined Roast Cornish Game Hen with Apple Cider Mustard Glaze

Spiced Apple Cider Brined Roast Cornish Game Hens with Apple Cider Mustard Glaze

A large roast turkey is considered mandatory for many families as part of the massive meal that typifies Thanksgiving. It’s big, bold, beautiful, and definitely celebratory. When you have a large crowd to feed, there is no grander way to go.But what if your … [Read More...]

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Romanesco, Applewood-Smoked Bacon, Cranberry & Pecan Salad

True confession. This is my first close encounter with romanesco. Tempted many times over the years at the Portland Farmers Market, this past weekend, I succumbed. I bought two heads without a clue what to do with them.A member of the brassica oleracea family, … [Read More...]

Slice of Marbled Spiced Cranberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

Marbled Spiced Cranberry & White Chocolate Cheesecake

I am very fortunate that the newest member of our family, Christopher Weaver, LOVES cheesecake. Because I love to create endless variations, and can’t abide all those calories hanging out in the fridge taunting me.Chris is a workout machine, so he doesn’t worry … [Read More...]

Decidedly Different Cranberry, Walnut & Currant Tart

Decidedly Different Cranberry, Walnut & Currant Tart

Every fall about this time, I am sitting cross-legged on the flour, surrounded by stacks of dessert cookbooks and culinary magazines. I’m looking for a cranberry tart for Thanksgiving.A UNIQUE, MEMORABLE, WOW-INDUCING tart worthy of the most spectacular meal of … [Read More...]

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Dry-Cured Breast of Turkey Roulade with Autumn Herbs

This Thanksgiving, I give thanks to Zuni Café culinary goddess, Judy Rodgers, for turning me on to dry salt curing.I had wet brined poultry and pork for years before trying the salt curing process Chef Rodgers describes in The Zuni Café Cookbook.To … [Read More...]

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