Make Ahead Turkey Gravy

Alright, this recipe actually has quite a few ingredients, but the fact that you can make it days, weeks, or even a month ahead means less last-minute stress on turkey day. Gravy can be frozen and defrosted 1 day before serving. Recipe and photo from The Yummy Life.   Ingredients: 4-5 pounds turkey wings 2 […]

Green Bean & Mushroom Stir-fry

Looking for a fresh take on the standard green bean casserole? This simple recipe from Steamy Kitchen has all the flavor and only a portion of the prep time and calories. Top additionally with friend onions to capture that ‘just like mom made it’ essence. Ingredients: ½  pound green beans, trimmed 2 teaspoons cooking oil […]

Honey Roasted Sweet Potatoes with Pomegranate Glaze

When did sweet potatoes ever look more appealing? This recipe, from Food Blogga, pairs caramelized sweet potatoes with tangy pomegranate for a beautifully aromatic treat. Ingredients: 2 large sweet potatoes, peeled and diced (about 4 1/2 cups) 2 teaspoons olive oil 3 tablespoons honey 2 sprigs thyme, plus 1 extra for garnish Salt and black […]

Pumpkin Pie Dip

Surprise your guests with a sweet snack before the big spread. This pumpkin pie dip, adapted from Susie’s Cooking and Baking Adventures, isn’t nearly as sinful as it tastes – especially when served with lots of crisp fruit slices for dipping.   Ingredients: 8 ounces low-fat cream cheese 1 cup packed brown sugar 1 cup […]

Rosemary Roasted Turkey

The turkey can be a big expense for a large gathering, but if you have a well stocked spice cabinet you won’t need to purchase too many more ingredients. For smaller gatherings, consider preparing the breast on its own. Ingredients: ¾ cup olive oil 3 tablespoons minced garlic 2 tablespoons chopped fresh rosemary 1 tablespoon […]

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Sparkling Wines: Bubbles 101 & Tasting Notes

Pop, pop, fizz, fizz Regardless of where it comes from or what it is called, all sparkling wines share a common trait: carbonation. But how do winemakers get all those bubbles in the bottle? The most traditional process for creating sparkling wine is called methode champenoise. Although some sparklers are produced more quickly in bulk, […]

Sparkling Wines: Serving Sparkly & Talking Bubbly

Serving sparkly Serving sparkling wine with style may require a little instruction and some dexterity, but practicing can be half the fun. Begin with a bottle chilled to about 45 degrees Fahrenheit. A minimum of one hour in the refrigerator is generally long enough to bring wine to the desired temperature, but sparkly should never […]

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