Monthly Archives: November 2011

Pumpkin Pie

This pumpkin pie recipe was pretty good, but I don’t see myself making it my go-to. The filling’s a little jelly-like and it just doesn’t have that traditional pumpkin pie taste that I was looking for. But it’s an interesting recipe, given the addition of canned yams, etc. I’m just going to link rather than reprint, as I followed the recipe exactly* and it’s long. Pictured at right (as you can see, pretty crust is not my strong point).

*Ok, I accidentally put too much salt in the crust. Meaning my crust was salty. Sue me.

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Spinach Garlic Butter

Not really sure how I came up with this recipe. But I was in serious clean-out-the-fridge mode when I made this, first for garlic bread and then as a topping for Thanksgiving green beans (pictured below).

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Chestnut Ciabatta Stuffing

Honestly? I’m not 100% sold on this recipe. Didn’t hit the stuffing sweet spot for me. Maybe a little dry? Plus, I’m not used to chestnuts in stuffing and this didn’t make me a convert.

That said, this was a big hit at my work Thanksgiving potluck and several people seemed to be a fan come Turkey Day, so it’s probably a matter of personal preference.

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Sesame Soy Meatballs

Mandy made these as one of our Thanksgiving appetizers and they were addictive! Definitely going to try these with soba or something for a weeknight dinner. They have a nice kick. For apps, just serve on toothpicks.

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Kale Chips

Kale has really grown on me over the past few years. But I think it’s hard for even the kale-phobic to resist kale chips.

These don’t keep very well, but are delicious right out of the oven. This was a nice side to leftover turkey tetrazzini (recipe to follow).

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Bison, Tofu and String Bean Stir Fry

Big thumbs up for this recipe from the latest Food & Wine. A little ground meat goes a long way here, adding richness, while tofu helps keep things nice and protein-packed. Spicy but not too spicy.

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Winter Greens Salad

This is one of those salads that’s tasty mostly because it has a lot of unhealthy things in it. The pomegranate is optional because A) pomegranates are a pain and B) the sour dressing balances the rest of the salad already. This was a side dish for stuffed cabbage.

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