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Holiday 2021 Recipes & Food

I'm in the mood this year to type fat and share recipes for sweets, baked goods, appetizers, cocktails and side dishes. I'll start with my favorite Smoked Bluefish pate recipe that is great with champagne/cava.

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by Anonymousreply 45November 16, 2021 1:41 PM

This is my favorite cranberry relish -- no cooking, looks beautiful, tastes great.

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by Anonymousreply 1October 21, 2021 1:52 PM

If it will be just you & your partner, this site has some great recipes cut down for 2. I currently have some of the pumpkin shortbread chilling in my fridge, and a loaf of pumpkin bread about 15 minutes away from cooling.

If you are a lonely fat whore, you know a recipe for 2 won't be enough.

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by Anonymousreply 2October 21, 2021 2:18 PM

I forgot to add that it is called "dessert for two", but she also has savory dishes as well.

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by Anonymousreply 3October 21, 2021 2:19 PM

r2 I have no problem with a regular sized recipe, leftovers are ok!

by Anonymousreply 4October 21, 2021 2:21 PM

I'm going to try this this year. Who knew I had been doing wrong all these years.

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by Anonymousreply 5October 21, 2021 2:22 PM

I got a recipe for orange glazed Cornish hens off of a package of Uncle Ben's in the 1990s and I've made it several holidays, and am going to do it again this year. I can't find the full recipe online, but this recipe is how to make the rice, at least:

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by Anonymousreply 6October 21, 2021 2:22 PM

And this one is very close to the glaze for the hens, except in the recipe I have, there is no lemon zest or juice. It sounds good though so I might add it this year and see how it tastes.

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by Anonymousreply 7October 21, 2021 2:23 PM

OP, maybe someone else may need them, then. Thanks for this thread- I will be participating, as I adore to cook and bake.

by Anonymousreply 8October 21, 2021 2:25 PM

I'm going to try Claire Saffitz's Caramelized Honey Pumpkin Pie this year, too.

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by Anonymousreply 9October 21, 2021 2:27 PM

Ad much as I hate Trisha Yearwood and her husband - these are awesome

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by Anonymousreply 10October 21, 2021 2:29 PM

R8, I'm so ready for holiday baking/indulging too! Been doing Keto since January so ready to splurge a little this year. I got sucked into watching some old Martha Stewart Bakes shows on You Tube and looked this recipe up to add to my list: Brow-Butter Cookies

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by Anonymousreply 11October 21, 2021 3:19 PM

This I’ve heard is amazing as a side, maybe a good replacement for mac & cheese? Yotam Ottolenghi's mustardy cauliflower cheese:

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by Anonymousreply 12October 21, 2021 4:05 PM

The current issue of Food Network magazine has a lot of Thanksgiving recipes, including quite a few vegan options. They're available on their website as well.

by Anonymousreply 13October 21, 2021 6:40 PM

Any thoughts to a pasta first course for Thanksgiving? Maybe wild mushroom or butternut squash ravioli with sage butter? Too weird?

by Anonymousreply 14October 22, 2021 12:27 PM

r14 as a first course I think ravioli is too heavy.

by Anonymousreply 15October 22, 2021 3:17 PM

Anyone have a sweet potato side dish recipe that is not sickly sweet for Thanksgiving?

by Anonymousreply 16October 27, 2021 2:02 PM

Buttery herb stuffing -- it really is the best. I always do a mix of breads: sourdough, Italian, pumpernickel.

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by Anonymousreply 17October 27, 2021 2:19 PM

I just saw this online, probably better for Xmas than Thanksgiving? Wild Mushroom Bread Pudding

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by Anonymousreply 18October 27, 2021 2:49 PM

Chef John says these Lace Cookies are the "easiest fancy cookies to make" and I agree.

I made them last year and used milk chocolate and macadamia nuts instead of his dark chocolate and almonds and they were very good.

Silpat baking mat essential.

On the other hand, if you don't feel like making lace cookies, World Market has the best Lace Cookies. Trader Joe's and Aldi's lace cookies being my second choice.

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by Anonymousreply 19October 27, 2021 3:06 PM

Anyone have a favorite, tried and true Sticky Toffee Pudding recipe?

by Anonymousreply 20November 7, 2021 10:54 PM

just bake them in the oven plain, r16.

by Anonymousreply 21November 7, 2021 10:59 PM

I make sweet potatoes this way R16. It uses the natural sweetness of the potatoes, plus it only uses 1 tablespoon of sweetener.

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by Anonymousreply 22November 8, 2021 12:05 AM

Does anyone have a good recipe for a cheese ball?

by Anonymousreply 23November 8, 2021 12:40 AM

R16, Have you ever made Tzimmes? Bakes along with your turkey. Sweet potatoes & carrots in chunks.

Dried fruit of choice such as apricots, peaches, apples, prunes, dates, raisins. Add a few nuts at the very end if you're fancy.

Honey & lemon juice for the sauce.. Some add orange juice as well. Lots of sweet spices. NO butter. NO oil..

Hard to ruin, cook to desired consistency.

by Anonymousreply 24November 8, 2021 12:52 AM

OP, I tried your recipe and it was awesome! Now, instead of bluefish, I used tuna, and I replaced the capers with pickle relish. Oh, and I included Miracle Whip. It was wonderful.

-all recipes mom

by Anonymousreply 25November 8, 2021 1:07 AM

Bingo. You can call it bluefish pate, OP - we call it tuna salad.

by Anonymousreply 26November 8, 2021 7:36 AM

Last year Miss Gurl’s Sally Lunn bread did NOT TURN OUT!, for the first time ever!

I’m conflicted about whether to even do traditional Thanksgiving again this year.

by Anonymousreply 27November 8, 2021 7:54 AM

r25 Have you considered adding clam juice and peanut butter?

by Anonymousreply 28November 8, 2021 1:11 PM

R25, I hope you used tuna packed in oil as an homage to the oily bluefish. Of course, to complete the effect, you left the tuna sitting out in a warm place for at least 12 hours to achieve maximum fishiness.

Seriously, sort of, I have never heard of, let alone seen, smoked bluefish, yet the recipe says it's available in "most Northeastern markets". What are they calling the Northeast? What markets? Clearly not the Dollar Store in Trailer Park, Pennsylvania.

by Anonymousreply 29November 9, 2021 12:24 AM

We have smoked bluefish in Connecticut, Massachusetts and Rhode Island. It’s on the menu a lot in Nantucket.

by Anonymousreply 30November 9, 2021 12:35 AM

I think I want to try a yule log / buche noel, has anyone tried one?

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by Anonymousreply 31November 9, 2021 10:53 AM

Too early. I haven't had breakfast yet. Heading to the Waffle House.

by Anonymousreply 32November 9, 2021 10:56 AM

R16 I have a sweet potato puree recipe with dry sherry and a little cayenne. I will try to find it and post it-- definitely not too sweet.

by Anonymousreply 33November 9, 2021 11:02 AM

This is a savory sweet potato casserole. Interesting.

I happen to like the sickeningly sweet traditional sweet potato casserole, so I'll be making that but his guy's other recipes I've tried have been good.

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by Anonymousreply 34November 9, 2021 12:03 PM

This non-sweet sweet potato dish looks impressive and probably tastes good too.

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by Anonymousreply 35November 10, 2021 2:31 AM

Anyone have a shortbread recipe they like?

by Anonymousreply 36November 11, 2021 12:06 PM

R36, I think Martha's basic is still one of the best:

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by Anonymousreply 37November 11, 2021 12:12 PM

The Joy of Cooking (most recent edition) has a great shortbread recipe as well, r36. It's my go-to.

by Anonymousreply 38November 11, 2021 8:10 PM

[quote] Any thoughts to a pasta first course for Thanksgiving? Maybe wild mushroom or butternut squash ravioli with sage butter? Too weird?

Who the hell has courses at Thanksgiving?

Yes, it sounds good, though. Just serve it alongside everything else.

by Anonymousreply 39November 11, 2021 8:14 PM

Pecan Pie.

I use the recipe on the Karo syrup (the clear one) bottle. Very easy and delicious.

Crust: my mom (RIP) made a good crust, but I've heard that the Pillsbury frozen pie crust is good.

Vanilla ice cream or whipped cream would make this even better.

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by Anonymousreply 40November 11, 2021 8:18 PM

"buche noel"

Oh, dear, x3!

by Anonymousreply 41November 11, 2021 8:37 PM

R40, I think the refrigerated, not frozen, Pillsbury crusts are better - less likely to come out soggy.

For savory sweet potatoes, you can bake them as you would a potato. When they're finished baking, just split them and put on some butter and salt. Keep it simple. Maybe a little white pepper. If you're not totally averse to a hint of sweetness, you can sprinkle a pinch of sugar over the flesh as well.

by Anonymousreply 42November 14, 2021 12:41 AM

I’ve been taking pics of my asshole

by Anonymousreply 43November 14, 2021 1:43 AM

Everyone finalize their menus for Thanksgiving?

We’re doing: Apps cheese/charcuterie, clam dip (it’s like clams casino in a baking dish)

Main Turkey, mashed potatoes, Brussels with pancetta, carrot soufflé, stuffing, Mac & cheese.

Dessert: pumpkin pie, pecan pie and flan

by Anonymousreply 44November 16, 2021 12:28 PM

I’ll have a can of chicken noodle soup.

by Anonymousreply 45November 16, 2021 1:41 PM
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