Thanksgiving Wonder Sandwich

Mmmm, Thanksgiving. Mmmm, Thanksgiving leftovers. Today’s creation is what we started calling the Thanksgiving Wonder Sandwich because it is truly a wonder. Biscuit, green bean casserole, turkey, cranberry sauce, fried egg, all topped with gravy. It doesn’t get much easier and delicious than that. So be thankful, dig in and enjoy! Ingredients Biscuit Green bean…

Cranberry Fig Sauce

When you cook for Thanksgiving, you’re not really cooking for one night. You’re cooking for one night and one day of leftovers. So when you plan on cooking cranberries for 8 people, it’s really like planning for 16 because everyone wants a full Thanksgiving meal the next day. So with that in mind, I poured…

Cherry Pie and Thanksgiving

Is everyone getting ready for Thanksgiving? All the traveling, eating, family, eating, friends and eating? I know I am! This year we’re having Thanksgiving at my parents’ house with 23 other people. I’m in charge or the cranberries, two pumpkin pies and pecan pie. As you prepare your recipes, here’s a new possible recipe and…

Cranberry Sauce

Although cranberry sauce is an essential at Thanksgiving, I think we should expand our thinking here and have this item be on the table more than once a year. Let’s be real people, we all love cranberry sauce. I’m not thinking about the kind out of the jar, I’m talking about an easy, delicious and…

Sweet Potatoes with Maple Syrup and Brandied Raisins

Leave the marshmallows at home kids, this sweet potato dish is better without them. Now I too grew up eating sweet potatoes with marshmallows at Thanksgiving so I hold no grudge against the little white fluffy puffs. But this recipe, the brandied raisins, and maple syrup give it all the sweetness and delectability (is that…

Twittering Turkey Day

Just when you thought there wasn’t enough to do on Thanksgiving, I’m going to add a new media twist to the Thanksgiving cooking and preparation. I won’t Tweet while we eat eat, but leading up to that be sure to follow the days events @VoilawithEmily. And, as you prepare your meal, email me with any…

Thanksgiving Check List

If you haven’t started thinking about what you’re doing to make for Thanksgiving…now would be a good time to start (wink, nudge: there’s less than a week to go!). You have the weekend to plan your meal, create a grocery list and spring into action. I haven’t gone as far as practicing serving the turkey…

Happy Thanksgiving: Desserts!

Last weekend our plans for Thanksgiving got turned inside out and upside down. We were going to go back to North Carolina. Then maybe California. Then definitely Ohio. Then none of the above. Then we decided to stay put, avoid ridiculously expensive airline tickets and long drives. We discovered that several of our friends were…