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Scarborough Fair Cranberry Sauce

Scarborough Fair Cranberry Sauce

Taking a cue from the old English folk song popularized by Simon & Garfunkel, this savory sauce can be used as a glaze for your turkey, mixed with butter for the turkey, or just served as an alternative to the sweet stuff. The Parsley isn’t really needed,...
Thoughts on Shoes at Christmas

Thoughts on Shoes at Christmas

I address this note to those of you who find “The Christmas Shoes” too depressing. If you are just tired of hearing it because it’s overplayed, I understand that, but to paraphrase Alton Brown, that’s another note. I can understand why you may...
Cranberry-Herb Butter

Cranberry-Herb Butter

I started making and using this compound butter about five years ago. The tartness of the cranberries plays well against the turkey, and sage and rosemary are always winning herbs for the Thanksgiving Turkey. Add whatever herbs you like tho, or leave them out entirely...

Then Sings My Soul…

I miss good old Southern Thunderstorms. They can be violent, dangerous and a bit frightening, but there’s beauty in the untamed, wild storm. I know I’m not the only one. There’s something soothing and spiritual about sitting on the porch, feeling the wind and rain and...