Thanksgiving

Chestnut Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients: 12 oz whole cranberries 3 1/2 oz roasted and peeled chestnuts, diced* 1 cup orange juice 1/2 cup dark brown sugar 1 large cinnamon stick 1 oz spiced orange liqueur (like Creole Shrub) Directions: Bring all ingredients to a boil. Reduce heat then simmer until thickened, stirring occasionally. Remove […]

Herbed Turkey and Stuffing Bake

Ingredients: 12 oz soft potato bread cubes* 1 lb boneless turkey cutlets (about 4) 1 cup turkey or chicken stock 1 tablespoon butter 1 tablespoon olive oil 1 lb onion, diced 1 lb celery, diced (greens included) 2 cloves garlic, minced 1 tablespoon herbs de Provence 1 1/2 teaspoons tarragon […]

Cranberry Sauce’d Pulled Pork

Ingredients: 2 1/2 lb boneless pork loin 1 small onion, chopped 2 cloves garlic 1 cup whole berry cranberry sauce 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon Worcestershire sauce 2 jalapenos, chopped 1 teaspoon ground mustard 1 teaspoon ground ginger 1/2 teaspoon allspice 3 sprigs worth fresh thyme salt freshly […]

Turkey Chivito Wraps

Ingredients: 1 lb roasted turkey breast, sliced 4 thin slices mozzarella cheese 1/4 cup sliced grape tomatoes 4 slices thinly sliced ham 3 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 8 slices thick cut bacon, cooked 1/3 cup roughly chopped green olives mayonnaise sea salt freshly ground black pepper 4 wraps (plain or flavored) […]

Escarole Salad with Turkey & Garlic Rubbed Croutons

Ingredients: 1 medium head escarole, chopped into bite-sized pieces 1 1/2 cups diced cooked turkey breast 2 hard-boiled eggs, chopped 2 cups large-cubed French bread 1 large clove garlic, halved dressing: 1 teaspoon anchovy paste 2 tablespoons sherry vinegar 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 1/2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil […]

Turkey Cobb Salad Sandwich

Ingredients: 3/4-1 (loose) cup watercress, roughly chopped (if needed) 1 head romaine, cut up 2 tomatoes, sliced 8 strips cooked thick cut bacon 1 lb sliced roasted turkey breast 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 avocado, sliced 2 tablespoons chopped chives (optional) 4 demi baguettes for the Cobb spread: 1 tablespoon […]

Ancestral Cranberry Sauce

Ingredients: 2 cups fresh cranberries 3/4 cup sugar 1 cup 100% cranberry juice 2 tablespoons slivovitz juice and zest of 1/2 lemon Directions: Place the cranberries, juice, sugar, and zest in a medium saucepan and, stirring occasionally, cook for 20 minutes over medium high heat to reduce and thicken. Remove […]

Herb and Garlic Rubbed, Apple Stuffed Turkey

Ingredients: 1 10-14 lb turkey 2 small to medium apples, quartered 1 small onion, quartered 2 teaspoons dried marjoram 1/4 cup olive oil 2 cloves garlic, grated 1 teaspoon caraway seeds Directions: Preheat oven to 400. Loosely stuff the turkey with the onions and apples. In a small bowl, whisk […]

Rye-Kielbasa “Un-Stuffing”

Ingredients: 1 1/4 lb sliced light Polish rye bread, torn into bite-sized pieces 2 large onions, diced 1 bunch celery, diced 1/2 cups turkey, chicken or beef stock 1 tablespoon butter 2 tablespoons olive oil 2 eggs, beaten 1/2 teaspoon caraway seeds 1 lb smoked kielbasa (I used wiejska which […]

Turkey with Hatch Chiles, Okra & Rice Skillet

Ingredients: 1 lb cubed turkey breast 2 cloves garlic, minced 10 fire-roasted Hatch Green Chiles, diced 2 stalks celery, diced 1 onion, chopped 1 1/2 cup diced okra 1/2 teaspoon smoked paprika 1 cup chicken or turkey stock 2 1/2 cups hot, cooked white rice 1/2 teaspoon hot paprika sea […]