Archive for November, 2016

Bunny’s Day-After Thanksgiving Turkey, Stuffing, and Vegetable Pie

This is a recipe created by my friend Bunny Dimmel for the day after Thanksgiving main meal. “We had it for supper on Friday,” she wrote on a Thanksgiving weekend. “And it was the best ever. We all liked it better than the Thanksgiving dinner itself.”

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Stuffed Sweet-and-Sour Cabbage


This recipe is modeled after the one used by Julie’s aunt, Rose Newman, a creative and discerning home cook.  Many of the tips and techniques are hers — including the ingenious pre-microwave oven method for removing cabbage leaves from the…

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The Ultimate Home Casserole

While it has Italian roots, there is no American cook who doesn’t have a version of the filling and satisfying layered pasta, tomato sauce, and cheese. In most of my books I have a version of lasagna and it seems like every time I make it, it is a bit different.

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Slow Cooker Marinara and Mozzarella Lasagne

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You will love this recipe. Two staples on the pantry shelf, dried pasta and a jar of marinara sauce, some cheese in the refrigerator and you can assemble this lasagna in about 5 minutes.
The 1 1/2-quart cooker makes…

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Chocolate Cake of the Month: Renee Shepards Chocolate Chip Carrot Cake


An irresistible moist and flavorful old fashioned cake; be prepared to share this recipe! Renee Shepherd is widely regarded as a pioneering innovator in introducing international vegetables, flowers and herbs to home gardeners and gourmet restaurants. If you are a…

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The Bread Machine: Sweet Rolls to Die For Delicious

Even the simplest loaf of homemade bread is special, but the realm of sweet breads is almost a genre of baking unto itself. Sweet breads just reek of “something special.” Whether you have a holiday or family gathering, your own delectable creation is a welcome gift or personalized addition to a meal. Having yeast sweet rolls for breakfast adds some WOW factor to the meal…

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The Bread Machine: Rose Rolls

First of all, I love the name of this beautiful breakfast roll. Secondly, they are a fast version of my favorite fruit-filled Danish pastries.

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Roasted Sweet-Potato Cheesecake with Maple Whipped Cream


What we in the United States refer to as a yam is actually a variety of sweet potato. Yams have brilliant orange flesh and are moister and sweeter than sweet potato varieties labeled as sweet potatoes. Think of yams as…

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Roast Boneless Turkey with Chestnuts and Dried Cherries


This rolled and stuffed turkey breast is a wonderful alternative to the whole stuffed bird at Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is easier to prep and takes up lots less room in the fridge. I have made this umpteen times for…

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The Bread Machine: Potato Cinnamon Rolls


Cinnamon rolls are the touch that turns a cranky riser into a purely good-natured, civilized human ready to meet the day.  This recipe is made by placing the separate rolls in an oversized Texas muffin tin; they rise up into…

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