New Pets, Some Snow, and a Thanksgiving Table

Posted by mrssmythe on November 25, 2018 in Books, Celebrations, Chickens, CPT's Lens, Critters, Old Books, Week in Review |

The Berkshires looked like a Christmas card this past week. CPT A captured some of the beauty while off running errands. Just magical! Not so magical…this broken snowblower: This is what comes of mice in the shed. And, it perplexes me, because I want to be a “humane gardener”. I want to make a place […]

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Pumpkin-Espresso Tiramisu

Posted by mrssmythe on November 25, 2015 in Celebrations, Cooking |

Lots of stovetop stirring this week as I made custards for both the Cherry-Spice Cake Trifle and the Pumpkin-Espresso Tiramisu called for in Southern Living‘s Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Feast. And I do mean lots. About forty minutes’ worth altogether. My advice? Have a book handy. It’ll help to pass the time. Once the custards are made, the hard part is […]

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Mashed Potatoes with Greens

Posted by mrssmythe on November 18, 2015 in Mrs. Smythe |

When I first saw Southern Living‘s recipe for “Mashed Potatoes with Greens” I thought I’d skip it. Everything else in their Make-Ahead Thanksgiving menu looked fine, but potatoes with greens? That sounded weird. I was puzzled why anyone would feel the need to add anything to mashed potatoes. CPT America was in agreement. We grew up […]

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Grandmother Carter’s Cornbread Dressing

Posted by mrssmythe on November 17, 2015 in Celebrations, Cooking |

I was back in the kitchen again this afternoon for another round of prep in my Make-Ahead Thanksgiving Feast. If you’ve been following this exciting saga, you already know that I’m using recipes found in the November 2015 issue of Southern Living Magazine. You can find the entire game plan HERE. Today, I worked on “Grandmother Carter’s […]

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Parsnip-Potato Soup

Posted by mrssmythe on November 12, 2015 in Celebrations, Cooking |

Today’s cooking adventure for my Make-Ahead Thanksgiving game plan: “Parsnip-Potato Soup”. You can find the recipe HERE. Up until this afternoon, I’d never actually cooked with parsnips. Or leeks. Or fresh ginger. Well, no more! Now, I’ve cooked with all three. The first challenge was actually finding the things in the produce section. Fresh ginger was […]

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