Category Archives: November 2010

A Day on the Road…

11/28:  As a wonderful end to November, Joe’s folks took us with them on a wine tasting day.  Joe’s uncle joined us as well.  We started out in Silverton at the Vitis Ridge Winery where they had a large range … Continue reading

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Chocolate Crinkle Cookies

(from the Better Homes and Gardens New Cook Book , 1962 edition) Makes about 4 dozen. 1/2 cup shortening 1 2/3 cups sugar 2 teas vanilla 2 eggs 2 squares melted baking chocolate 2 cups flour 2 teas baking powder … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming……

Black Friday is the traditional day to put up the Christmas tree in our house (what else could we do with names like Holly and Joseph).  Joe used to brave the sales but not this year – nothing too exciting … Continue reading

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Sweet Potatoes with Orange Juice

  4 pound sweet potatoes – peeled and cubed 2 cups orange juice 1/2 cup honey 2 t  grated fresh ginger 1/2 t cinnamon 1/2 t ground cardamom 1 t kosher salt Simmer the sweet potatoes in boiling water  for … Continue reading

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Getting Nervous – Where is the Safeway Truck?

I ordered groceries from Safeway to be delivered on Tuesday evening.  They had a great deal…if I was a first time customer I could get free delivery and $15.00 off the order so I thought I try.  The groceries were … Continue reading

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Brining the Turkey

This year I’m going to try brining the turkey.  Last year in December I bought a bottle of Turkey Brine on sale from Kitchen Kaboodle.  It has sugar and salt, orange peel. black pepper, white pepper, sage, rosemary, thyme and … Continue reading

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Fresh Pumpkin/Cream Cheese Pie

1 sugar pumpkin (not jack-o-lantern type) to yield 24oz Baked Pumpkin (see instructions) 1 cup brown sugar 2 x 8oz packages cream cheese (room temperature) 2 cans sweetened condensed milk 1 teas cinnamon 1/2 teas dried ginger 1/4 teas nutmeg … Continue reading

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Mushroom Stuffing with Green Onions

8 oz whole grain bread – cubed and dried overnight 8 oz french baguette – cubed and dried overnight 2 T butter 3 T olive oil 1 pound Crimini mushrooms – sliced 2 bunches green onions – chopped 2 stalks … Continue reading

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Mashed Potatoes with Sour Cream and Chives

3.5 pounds Yukon gold potatoes – peeled and cut 1 cut milk – warm 2 T butter – room temperature kosher salt 1/4 – 1/2 cup sour cream 4 T fresh chives – chopped Put the potatoes into a pot … Continue reading

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Garlic and Herb Roasted Turkey

14-18 pound turkey 1 head garlic – minced 1 T extra virgin olive oil 2 T fresh oregano – chopped 2 T fresh rosemary – chopped 2 T fresh thyme – chopped 1 T fresh lemon zest 1 T ground … Continue reading

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