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Simple & Amazing Cranberry Sauce

There were many years where our Thanksgiving table was always graced by the congealed cranberry sauce of the canned variety.  You know the one - It plops out of the can with a "thwack" and then is sliced into slivers before being served.  However, I had a wonderful revelation a few years back...HOMEMADE cranberry sauce.  Why had I not been making it at home all along?? It's incredibly easy and results in a much tastier accompaniment for that oh-so-delectable cornbread dressing that we look forward to all year long.  After all, we put so much love and care into the dressing, that it's a shame not to pair it with something homemade and delicious as well. For the past several years, I've made this Double Cranberry-Apple Sauce .  But, I wanted to try something new this year - something a little easier and maybe not quite so tart.  This recipe for Simple & Amazing Cranberry Sauce was perfect.  Minimal ingredients, majorly easy and incredibly scrumptious.  T

Chicken (or Turkey) Noodle Soup - Put Those Leftovers to Good Use!

I've had a sick hubby on my hands over the past few days.  He better start feeling better soon, though, because there's a lot of good eatin' to be done tomorrow on Thanksgiving!  Something tells me that after that first bite of the cornbread & sausage dressing that he looks forward to for 364 days a year, he'll be much better!  ( Speaking of Thanksgiving, this dish would be a perfect way to use leftover turkey! ) Last night, he was feeling extra sick and pitiful...sore throat, headache, etc, etc...It's just that time of year, I reckon.  I had some leftover chicken already cooked from the previous night, so Chicken Noodle Soup sounded perfect...easy, yet comforting. There's just something about chicken noodle soup when you're sick, don't you agree?  In fact, when Brad and I were just dating, he had to work one night and wasn't feeling well.  I surprised him by showing up at work with some yummy Chicken Noodle Soup, and it put the biggest

Parker House Rolls

Can you believe that Thanksgiving is right around the corner??  In the midst of all the football games, brisk walks around the neighborhood with autumn leaves tumbling through the air, cozy scarves, warm boots, pumpkin pies, and colorful drives through town surrounded by fall colors, isn't it wonderful to stop and think about all the things we have to be thankful for?  It's a season of treasured time spent with family and new memories made.  I love it. As your family gathers around the dining table this year for your Turkey Day feast, what recipes and dishes will you be making?  Are they treasured family recipes that have been passed down from generation to generation, or will you be adding a new favorite this year? Our meal always consists of a very traditional New England spread...Sweet Potato Souffle, Maple-Glazed Roast Turkey, Homemade Cranberry Sauce, Cornbread Dressing with Sausage, Broccoli & Cheese Casserole, Creamed Corn, an array of different desserts, and ROLL

Cookbook Giveaway Winner

Thank you all SO very much for entering my latest giveaway for an autographed copy of "DADGUM That's Good, Too!" by John McLemore!!  It's an awesome cookbook, and I'm thrilled to be able to give one away to a lucky reader. So, without further ado, the winning comment is: COMMENT #30: Andrea said...     I follow you on Pinterest.   Andrea November 5, 2012 6:31 PM     Congratulations, Andrea!!!  Your cookbook will be on its way to you very soon!  :)