Holiday Recipes

Creamy White Turkey Enchiladas

November 24, 2012

This is one of my favorite make-ahead recipes—and a fabulous way to use leftover Thanksgiving turkey.  A perfect “white” enchilada recipe. Originally this recipe came from Beverly Wendt by way of her daughter, my friend Susan Kennedy. I’ve changed it up a bit as I like my Enchiladas to be more spicy and black beans […]

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Gingersnap Sweet Potato Casserole

November 21, 2012

Talk about a wonderful change up for a Sweet Potato Casserole! Mackenzie my daughter found this recipe and made it her own. It was fantastic. (Though she did tell me pealing 20 pounds of potatoes and 15 pounds of sweet potatoes today was no small task!) The gingersnaps add such a fun flavor. Not to […]

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Creamy Corn Casserole

November 20, 2012

Creamy Corn Casserole. Just like your Mama used to make. Originally I got this recipe from my dear friend Tracy Hoogenboom who simply is a fantastic cook. I added the chilies for more of a kick and cumin for a bit more Mexican flavor. I make this for Thanksgiving every year…it is always everyone’s  favorite […]

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Cranberry Guacamole

November 20, 2012

I was a guest on a TV show years ago and watched a chef whip up this special holiday version of one of my favorites. I think I ate the whole bowl by myself! Since then, I’ve changed it up to suit my own tastes. I love the Christmasy colors as well as the spectacular […]

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A Holiday House-Raising and Gingerbread on the Side

November 19, 2012

Start a New Tradition! This is a beloved activity in our house. Every Thanksgiving evening, we gather to make these fun gingerbread houses. Because I typically have a large crowd over for Thanksgiving, we like to divide into family teams (one family per house), but you could do this any way you want. If you’re […]

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Thanksgiving Chocolate Pie

November 14, 2012

Chocolate Pie for Thanksgiving? You betcha! I love pumpkin pie. What would Thanksgiving be without it? But during my growing up years in Minnesota my wonderful mom would make pumpkin pie (for the adults) and chocolate pie (for the kids.) Well I guess the kid thing never left because I still must have a piece […]

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A Seasonal Sip Blushing Mulled Wine

November 13, 2012

                                                               Holiday Central The key to making your holiday dreams come true In so many ways, the kitchen is the heart of the home. And when the holidays roll around, the kitchen is—or should be—Christmas Central. Your kitchen is your number-one resource for holiday celebration and decoration. It’s your comforting place to nurture relationships—with people […]

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Chilled Cranberry Soup

November 10, 2012


Let the celebration begin! I love this time of the year! It represents faith, family, food and many wonderful memories. For the next several weeks I will be posting some of my favorite recipes and holiday traditions. I hope you will find great encouragement and inspiration to make this time of the year a season […]

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