New Pets, Some Snow, and a Thanksgiving Table

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…

Pumpkin-Espresso Tiramisu

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…

Mashed Potatoes with Greens

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…

Grandmother Carter’s Cornbread Dressing

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…

Parsnip-Potato Soup

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…