What We Ate (Thanksgiving for Two)

In case you all were wondering, our ‘Thanksgiving for Two’ menu: Brined and slow-roasted bone-in turkey breast with homemade gravy Grandma Vera’s sage stuffing Port and cranberry gelée Kale salad with apples and hazelnuts Brown sugar-roasted sweet potatoes Homemade rolls Maple pot de crème Cardamom, orange, and chocolate ribbon cookies

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Thanksgiving for Two

Growing up, Thanksgiving was always a huge deal with my family.  I recall wading through a veritable sea of aunts, uncles, and cousins just to get to my grandmother’s world-famous (well, Grand Island famous) sage stuffing.  There was nothing I wanted to eat more than that stuffing.  In addition to the stuffing, there were theContinue reading “Thanksgiving for Two”

Salty and Sweet (Chocolate-Covered Salted Caramels)

My good friend Sarah once told me that one of her favorite confections were Rolos.  I had to confess that they were on my list, as well.  What’s not to love, really?  Decadent chocolate and creamy caramel?  Pair one little Rolo with a cup of hot coffee or espresso and you have the perfect sweetContinue reading “Salty and Sweet (Chocolate-Covered Salted Caramels)”

Brownies Via Dorie and Katharine

I’ve mentioned this before on the blog, but Sunday evening is most often reserved for dinner with our friends, Pat and Holly.  We head over to their house with the pretense of watching whichever HBO show we’re following at the moment – right now it’s the beautifully violent Boardwalk Empire – but we always shareContinue reading “Brownies Via Dorie and Katharine”