My Favorite Holiday Bites


Thanksgiving is over and we spent ours with some of our children. My daughter-in-law made dinner this year, so I was off the hook! It was a wonderful day and everything was delicious! The only thing was that I missed some of my favorite bites. I still had a turkey at home to cook and I had been dying to try a technique I had heard about to see if it worked. Since I was clear of the pressure to serve it to anyone but my Hubby and I, I decided to go for it on Sunday. To my happy surprise it worked perfectly and I will never make a turkey any other way again! I also made the two sides that I was missing from other Thanksgivings. The Cranberry & Apricot Chutney I cook at Thanksgiving but use it for many Holiday dishes all the way to Christmas and as a gift to Hostesses when I attend parties. It’s great on Brie too! Continue reading

Cranberry & Apricot Chutney

Cranberry & Apricot Chutney

This is a week that for a lot of people is a well thought out planned week. Only four days until Thanksgiving… if you count today! Well, I am counting today. I have 30 people coming for dinner so as you can imagine I have to be super organized in order to enjoy my guests and at the same time bring them the best dishes I can. There is a lot to be made, so I always allocate some dishes to the adult kids, nieces and nephews that are excited to be new at participating. When asked, what can I make or do?… I say, ‘can you make coleslaw and do you need a recipe?’ Or ‘how about an apple pie’… how about dinner rolls, ‘can you help set the table’. Any assistance is great on a day like Thanksgiving… Continue reading