Sausage and Bread Stuffing

Servings: 8

Fresh 1 loaf sourdough bread (about 1 pound), cubed at 1/2-inch 3 Tbsp. butter, unsalted 1 large sweet onion 5 stalks celery 3 medium carrots 1-1/2 lbs. Italian pork sausage 3 Tbsp. fresh thyme, minced 3 Tbsp. fresh sage, minced 3 Tbsp. fresh parsley, minced 1 egg 3 cups Turkey Stock or Chicken Stock


Apple Brined Roast Turkey

Servings: 12- 15

Fresh 2 qt. (8  cups)  apple cider or apple juice 1  (12-15 lbs.) fresh turkey 2 oranges 2 apples 6 garlic cloves, peeled 1 large onion 1 bunch fresh parsley 1 bunch fresh thyme 8 Tbsp. unsalted butter, softened

Pantry 1 cup kosher salt 1 cup granulated sugar 2 Tbsp. whole black peppercorns [...]

Pumpkin Pie Pudding

Pumpkin pie pudding is a  way to enjoy the Thanksgiving pumpkin dessert without the hassle or calories of the crust.

Servings: 4 large or 8 tastings

Fresh 1-3/4 cup milk 1 egg 1/2 cup heavy cream 1/4 chopped walnuts, toasted if desired (optional)

Pantry 4 Tbsp. granulated sugar 2 Tbsp. cornstarch 1/2 cup canned pumpkin [...]

Molasses Oatmeal Rolls

My first attempt at the “dark rolls,” also known as Molasses Oatmeal Rolls, ended with a heavy brick of dough in the garbage can. My second attempt yielded tasty results, but according to Jim’s critical palate, the rolls were too heavy to substitute for the ones he remembers from his childhood. These were served [...]

Cranberry Relish

Servings: 6

Fresh 12 oz. cranberries 1 orange

Pantry 3/4 to 1 cup granulated sugar

Prepare orange Quarter the orange and remove seeds.

Chop orange and cranberries Use a blender or grinder attachment with on a mixer to coarsely chop the orange and cranberries.

Make relish Add sugar to taste, starting with 3/4 [...]

Peanut Blossoms

This is the family-favorite holiday cookie recipe published by Hershey on the back of bags of kisses.

Servings: 40 cookies

Fresh 1 egg 2 Tbsp. milk

Pantry 1-3/4 cup all-purpose flour 1 tsp. baking soda 1/2 tsp. salt 1/2 cup shortening 1/2 cup peanut butter 1 cup granulated sugar, divided 1/2 cup brown [...]

Peanut Butter Balls

During the holiday season I intend to stray from our path of New England recipes in order to bake the family favorites from my childhood. Peanut butter balls are a staple in my mother’s holiday baking and after a few years of my own attempts, I finally mastered this recipe. I use a melon-baller [...]

Apple Ice Cream

Jim shares the credit for this heavenly creation with my mother. It was her idea to use Apple Butter to accomplish the apple flavor without introducing an icy texture.

Fresh    2 lbs. apples, Macintosh or other red variety    2 cups half and half    2-1/2 cups heavy cream    4 egg [...]