Tag Archives: Thanksgiving

Recipe Re-visit: Turkey Meatballs with Butternut and Cranberry Cream Sauce

All the holiday flavours with little effort. I came up with this recipe back in 2012 as an holiday alternative for people who might not want to roast a whole turkey. You could also make a variation using left-overs rather … Continue reading

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Holidays are coming: Alternative Side Dishes

Thanksgiving is next week and Christmas will soon be here, so thought I would share a few alternative side dishes for those who like to plan their menu in advance. Any of these would also make ideal plates to take if you are … Continue reading

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Slow Cooker Steamed Chocolate Pudding

Best chocolate pudding ever. This dessert is very easy to make and ideal for the holidays because you can cook it in advance. It will happily steam in your slow cooker, leaving your oven space free for other items. It … Continue reading

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Left-over Magic: Turkey and Bacon Macaroni Bake

Bookmark this recipe until you have holiday left-overs…. Sometimes left-overs can be a major issue – they sit around in the fridge for days because everybody has already eaten enough at the ‘first sitting’. However, this turkey and bacon macaroni is so … Continue reading

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Crunchy Potato Peel Pie

Don’t waste the potato skin! I very rarely bother to peel potatoes before cooking them but with this traditional recipe from Guernsey I didn’t have any choice. This is an easy, and very cheap, way of making a potato gratin with the … Continue reading

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Parnsip and Apple Soup

This soup is perfect for a dinner party. I know that parsnip and apple might sound weird but this really is tasty. The result is a lovely soup that is a little sweet, but the addition of the curry powder … Continue reading

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Cheat’s Apple Pie

This is probably the easiest apple pie you will ever make. You can put this together in less than 10 minutes and it will fill your house with gorgeous smells whilst it cooks. The prep time would be even less … Continue reading

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Holiday Twist: Turkey Meatballs with Butternut and Cranberry Cream Sauce

With Thanksgiving rapidly approaching, this is a delicious twist on spaghetti and meatballs. I think this bowl contains quite a few of the flavours traditionally associated with this time of year – turkey, butternut squash and cranberry. However, there isn’t a roasting dish in … Continue reading

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Ginger Pumpkin Cheesecake

This cheesecake is an interesting twist on the traditional pumpkin pie, and if you are celebrating Thanksgiving on Thursday then this would be a great dessert to make ahead ready for the big day. Ginger, pumpkin, and maple syrup combine well in this large … Continue reading

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